The Best Italian restaurants in the most charming Hotels

August 04th 2010 by Giulia
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An appetizing selection of the best restaurants you can find in the most charming and luxury Italian hotels


Never underestimate the importance of food when you’re planning your holiday to Italy!!!

Yes, I know: food is not the first criteria people consider when choosing a Hotel for their holidays. But…don’t you agree that a nice holiday accompanied by excellent lunches and dinners  in an Italian Restaurant help to have an unforgettable holiday?! Well, I am convinced of this. Eating well improves mood and predisposes us to see things in a better way!!!

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As you know, Italians are mostly proud of their regional origins (in a different way and level from region to region). Either you choose a Hotel in Florence, in Rome or in the deep south of the boot, everywhere you’ll find Italian Restaurants promoting local food like it was the best thing you'll taste in your life! No tricks: if you love Italian food, it can really be the best you have ever tasted. The assortment is so wide and the differences among regions are so distinct that we have a huge variety of original dishes and creative variants.

In order to help you to unravel the forest of Spaghetti alla Bolognese, Bruschette and Tiramisù, I’ve made a list (what a hard work!!) of charming and luxury Italian hotels whith the best Restaurants. Here it is!!

Castel Monastero Restaurant - Tuscany


The two restaurants of Castel Monastero, “La Contrada” and “La Cantina”, delight their guests with tasty Tuscan recipes. The popular chef Gordon Ramsey, who has a personal collection of 10 Michelin stars as well as a big passion for Tuscany, is in charge of the Menu.  He also cooperates with one of the 21 Restaurants of the luxury Forte Village Resort, in Sardinia.

Il Pellicano Restaurant – Tuscany

Il Pellicano Restaurant offers an elegant and refined atmosphere. The Restaurant boasts two Michelin stars and proposes delicious Mediterranean dishes.

La Casitta Restaurant, Sardinia

The exclusive Restaurant of La Casitta is located in a really exclusive setting: the island of S. Maria, in La Maddalena Archipel and is one of the few villas in the small island. The Restaurant is refined and the terrace overlooks one of the most beautiful seas in the world. The dishes are prepared with fresh local products. The Restaurant and the Villa can also be booked at exclusive use for private events!

Su Gologone Restaurant, Sardinia

If you wish to taste the ancient Sardinian recipes in a traditional setting, The Restaurant of Su Gologone Hotel is the right choice for you! Guests can enjoy the ancient savours in front of the romantic hundred-year-old fire-place.

L’Olivo Restaurant at Capri Palace Hotel, Campania

If you’re planning to visit Capri and you’re a food lover like me, just remember that the Olivo Restaurant at Capri Palace Hotel is the only one in Capri that awarded 2 Michelin stars. The ability of the chef Oliver Glowing allows interpreting the regional dishes in a modern way.

La Sponda Restaurant at Le Sirenuse Hotel, Campania

The chef Alfonso Iaccarino, awarded of 2 Michelin stars, is in charge of the beautiful Restaurant La Sponda in Positano. The dishes offered by the chef come from the regional tradition and are prepared with local products.

Don Serafino Restaurant at Locanda Don Serafino, Sicily

Located in the heart of the historical part of Ragusa, Don Serafino Restaurant boasts 1 Michelin star and has been listed among the best Sicilian Restaurants.

If you love tasting really local recipes, in some of these Restaurants you’ll maybe find the weird Italian foods I've written about in my previous article…just ask the waiter!!!

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The Best Italian restaurants in the most charming Hotels