From the small “Trattoria Veneta” in the heart of Little Italy in Chicago (with only 40 seats and always a cue that went all the way outside), where mother used to help in the kitchen, to Executive Chef of the 312 Chicago, in the Chicago Loop (the restaurant together with the adjacent Allegro Hotel, is part of the Kimpton Boutique Hotels & Restaurants).

Luca Corazzina has gone a long way and his dishes have evolved alongside his career: he has always stayed loyal to the Veneto and Italian tradition but with imaginative innovations that made him win the Italian Quality Seal Award, a prize granted to him directly by the Italian Government through the Chicago Chamber of Commerce.

The winner of the “White Guide Global Gastronomy Award”, a kind of Nobel prize for gastronomy awarded every year in Stockholm, is the Italian chef Massimo Bottura.

The prize was awarded to Bottura on the same day in which the film director Paolo Sorrentino won the Oscar for “The Great Beauty”.

In 1995, Massimo Bottura opened the “Osteria La Francescana” in Modena (in the centre-north part of Italy), that obtained the third Michelin star in 2011; this is what can be read in the Michelin Guide about Bottura and his restaurant:

Italy is best known for its rich diversity of mouth-watering cuisines. Sicilian restaurants are no exception to this fame mainly because the Island is a melting pot of different cultures including Greek, Arab, and Spanish. Having a meal in the best restaurants in Sicily is an unforgettable experience primarily from the way the exotic meal is presented and the freshness of the ingredients used in preparing the meal. The island is actually rich in fresh vegetables and a diverse supply of seafood. Here is a sample of the top restaurants in Sicily:

Finding highly rated restaurants in Naples could actually be one of the most worthwhile ways to spend time in this beautiful region.

Naples restaurant menus are often replete with some of the highest quality options that people can find. Local fishermen will be bringing in a wide range of fish and shellfish, which will invariably be incorporated i these dishes.

But guests may need a quick rundown to find the best restaurants in Naples.

Eataly is an original market model offering craft products from the Italian agri-food tradition that aims to educate the consumer’s perception of quality.

The inventor of the Eataly format is Italian Oscar Farinetti who, after opening his first sales outlet in Turin in 2007, has since opened another 25 in Italy, Japan, Turkey and the United States.