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The insiders’ guide to must-visit restaurants in Italy


The insiders’ guide to must-visit restaurants in Italy
With the headquarters for many of her suppliers situated in Italy, Orsini Fine Jewellery director Sarah Hutchings regularly makes trips to the country.

Ahead of her recent European travels, she asked insiders from top jewellery brands for the best places to eat in the various cities she was heading to.

See their suggestions below, so that you can eat like a local next time you’re lucky enough to travel around Italy.



There’s not just one but four Langosteria restaurants in Milan. Langosteria in via Savona is the flagship restaurant of the group, founded in 2007 in the city. It’s a must-visit for exquisite fine dining and a celebration of seafood.

La Briciola

Ristorante La Briciola is a Milan institution and promises a refined and elegant dining experience with courteous service, excellent Mediterranean cuisine and fantastic wine.

DaV Milano

DaV Milano by Da Vittorio is the new casual dining offering from the renowned Cerea family, serving a mix of traditional and innovative dishes among stylish, modern interiors with views to the city’s skyscrapers.


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Al Garghet

You’ll fall in love with this rustic restaurant when you dine on the garden terrace. Located in an old farm house on the outskirts of the city, head here to enjoy classic dishes from Lombardy and to get away from it all.


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Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone

Established in 1957, this is the place to visit for an elegant atmosphere and upscale Italian cuisine. Dining in the beautiful Renaissance courtyard is a must!



A family-owned restaurant with a cosy ambiance that doesn’t attract hordes of tourists and serves authentic cuisine.

Due Ladroni

Indulge in classic Roman dishes in the heart of the city at this restaurant which celebrates tradition through sophisticated delicacies and fine wine.

Felice a Testaccio

Known for its Cacio e Pepe, this Michelin-rated restaurant serves up authentic, traditional Roman cuisine at its finest.

Enoteca La Torre

Another Michelin-rated destination, the restaurant is housed within the aristocratic Hotel Villa Laetitia. Antique furniture, flowers and columns add to the elegant decor which is served alongside equally elegant food.



Crichelon is a hotel, restaurant and residence surrounded by the tranquillity of nature. With stunning views to the Berici Hills, eating at the restaurant in spring and summer is a treat, when you can sit on the terrace in the middle of the vineyard.


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Ristorante Da Biasio

Boasting a breathtaking view of Vicenza, Ristorante Da Biasio is a fine-dining destination presenting Italian cuisine at its most refined.

Trattoria Da Berno

Founded in 1890, Da Berno has a welcoming atmosphere and offers fare that fuses the cuisines of Vicenza and the Veneto region.

Ristorante Maltraversi

Whether eating in the restaurant, the oyster bar or getting food to take away, this is the place to head for fantastic seafood.

Trattoria Da Cirillo

Specialising in cod dishes, the menu at Cirillo is unique and elevates this fish to create sophisticated dishes.

Around Padua

Ser Petracco Enoristorante

Located outside Padua in Arquà Petrarca you’ll find this restaurant serving seasonal dishes accompanied by wines from the Euganean Hills.

Ristorante Cencio

Immersed in the greenery of the Euganean Hills is this rustic restaurant with a welcoming environment serving traditional yet innovative dishes.

Trattoria Da Nicola

This hidden gem has a vibrant atmosphere and a wide selection of mouth-watering dishes.

Antica Trattoria Ballotta

As the oldest restaurant in the Euganean Hills, this eatery promises tradition, history and good cuisine.



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