From London to Tokyo, let's discover together 10 excellent Italian restaurants around the world, each one different style

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When you are abroad, food is part of the experience that a trip can offer, it is an important component of the place and allows you to savor that city a little more closely.

However, there are those who feel nostalgia for dear and old Italian food or those who simply want to go and discover the excellence in our country even abroad.

So let’s discover together 10 excellent Italian restaurants around the world, each different and with a particular style, which have obtained the highest scores in the Michelin and Gambero Rosso guides.


#1 Anima e cuore – London

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We are in Camden Town, London, in the streets of the capital there is a little place that looks like a bar from the outside but hides the true Italian tradition inside.

Anima e cuore is a small informal restaurant that serves dishes made with high quality ingredients, all Italian.

From homemade pasta to polenta with cheese to pistachio ice cream: each dish maintains a link between tradition and innovation.

The place is a ‘byob’, bring your own bottle but the food is excellent and made with the heart, in name and in fact.

It is located at: 127 Kentish Town Rd, London NW1 8PB, United Kingdom.

#2 Peppe Napoli sta’ ca’ – Tokyo

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Eating a good pizza abroad is very difficult: the pasta is not crunchy, the mozzarella is not real mozzarella and the combinations are strange: pineapple and corn on pizza? Let’s not joke please.

The idea of ​​being able to find excellent pizza in Tokyo seems almost a utopia but there are those who have solved this problema.

Behind the pizzeria “Peppe Napoli sta ‘ca'” is the tenacity of Giuseppe Ericchiello.

The leavening is slow, the dough and the preparation are the mirror of the real Italian pizza: airy, soft and with excellent quality ingredients.

It is located in: 〒106-0041 Tokyo, Minato City, Azabudai, 1 Chome − 11−4 い ん な あ と り っ ぷ ビ ル 1F.

#3 Da Emma – Montreal


Da Emma’s restaurant in Montreal won the Guardian of Tradition award and it’s not hard to see why.

Emma Risi, a Roman cook who owns the restaurant, has been able to create a cuisine that refers to the traditional and genuine flavors of our country.

This restaurant in Montreal is defined by everyone as a true Italian restaurant, the place to return to when you feel the lack of Italian flavors especially for sauces and homemade pasta.

It is located in: 777 de la Commune St W, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1Y1, Canada.

#4 Osteria Mozza – Los Angeles

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Osteria Mozza has created a time machine in the streets of Los Angeles: you sit down and you are immediately in Liguria.

Here you can in fact savor the solid items of Ligurian cuisine such as the unique and inimitable focaccia.

The one created by this restaurant is actually a real journey along the italian boot where you can taste different typical regional flavors: from Liguria to Sicily.

At a not too cheap price, you can return to Italy with a bite, on the other hand, tradition is priceless.

It is located at: 6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, United States.

#5 Otto e Mezzo – Hong Kong

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The homage to Federico Fellini’s famous film is just one of the clear references to Italy in this restaurant in central Hong Kong.

Chef Bombana loves Italy and loves to tell it through his dishes, while gladly welcoming different influences from the rest of the world.

Famous for its great innovation and its particular tastes, this restaurant was awarded three Michelin stars in 2011, the only one outside our country to be able to count on such an award.

It is located in: Shop 202, 18 Chater Rd, Central, Hong Kong.

#6 Bocca di Bacco – Berlino

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Bocca di Bacco is an iconic restaurant in Berlin. As he also writes on social media, this small place aims to be an “Embassy of good taste”.

Passion, essentiality and flavors are the key to the cuisine of this restaurant that offers traditional Italian dishes, with many Tuscan dishes.

His ace in the hole? A wine shop with 500 wines from renowned wineries in Italy. Over the decades it has established itself as a vital center of the German capital.

It is located at: Friedrichstraße 167-168, 10117 Berlin, Germany.

#7 Bar Italia Brasserie – Paris

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Bar Italia Brasserie was born from an idea of ​​Massimo and Anne in the summer of 2012, with the specific intention of bringing another point of view on the concept of Italian conviviality to the already very rich Parisian evenings.

In Paris, two steps from Rue Saint-Lazare, a corner of Italy is born where you can eat the much-loved platters of cheeses and cured meats.

Their philosophy is to create a small selection of appetizers and first courses that change every month, or a few refined ingredients that alternate continuously, all complemented by a delicious choice of desserts, always according to the rich Italian tradition.

It is located at: 22 Rue Moncey, 75009 Paris, France.

#8 Ristorante Luca Fantin – Tokyo

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For 10 years on the tenth floor of the Bulgari Ginza Tower, the chef Luca Fantin from Treviso has slowly built the best Italian creative cuisine in Asia.

With his cuisine he manages to combine local raw materials with Italian tradition, all governed by an innovative spirit.

The experience you live in this restaurant is first-rate: the sophisticated and elegant atmosphere typical of Bulgari will be the backdrop to the refined dishes.

It is located in: 2 Chome-7-12 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan.

#9 Terra – Copenhagen

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Terra: an Organic Urban Trattoria that combines Italian tradition with pure experimentation.

At the base there is a maniacal search for the organic ingredient and the imaginative vein of Valerio Serino, the chef who creates unique and creative dishes that recall the Italian flavor such as spaghetti with butter, anchovies and boreal bottarga.

Terra won three forks of Gambero Rosso and was also named the emerging restaurant of the year 2020.

Coming here is an experience to try at least once in a lifetime: you will eat Italian in a way never experienced before.

It is located in: Ryesgade 65, 2100 København, Denmark.

#10 Ovo – Moscow

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OVO is a contemporary Italian restaurant that has become a must for Moscow residents who want to experience true Italian excellence.

This restaurant signed by Carlo Cracco in the kitchen bears the name of Emanuele Pollini.

Romagnolo, 32, had been working alongside the chef from Vicenza by now Milanese by now, before leaving for the Russian front.

Rich and diverse flavors cannot be missing from his dishes, created with complex techniques without ever losing sight of the goal: taste.

It is located in: Novinskiy Bul’var, д. 8, стр. 2, Moscow, Russia, 121099.