All the numbers of the 2015 Red Guide

Going up and down in the Guida Michelin Italia, sixtieth edition

06-11-2014
The life-size reproduction of the Michelin Guide.

The life-size reproduction of the Michelin Guide. It was dominating the entrance of hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan last Tuesday November 4th, on the day of the presentation of the 2015 Italian edition

Last Tuesday, at hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan, the 2015 Italian edition of the Michelin guide was unveiled. After the exclusive interview with editor in chief Sergio Lovrinovich, we have tried to sum up all the most significant numbers.

60
the number of Italian editions of the Red Guide. The first edition in 1956 was titled “Italia, dalle Alpi a Siena” [Italy, from the Alps to Siena], priced 1,000 lire and there were no starred restaurants.

6,500
the 2015 establishments, distributed over around 2,000 towns. There are 370 new entries compared to 2014.

332
the restaurants with at least one star. In the previous edition they were 329.

0
the restaurants promoted from 2 to 3 stars. The total is still 8: all the 3 stars in the 2014 edition were confirmed. 39 is the total of 2 starred restaurants, 285 are the restaurants with one star.

Giuseppe Mancino, Neapolitan chef at restaurant Piccolo Principe inside hotel Principe di Piemonte in Viareggio (Lucca). He was promoted from one to two stars

Giuseppe Mancino, Neapolitan chef at restaurant Piccolo Principe inside hotel Principe di Piemonte in Viareggio (Lucca). He was promoted from one to two stars

2
the restaurants promoted from one to two stars: Tavernia Estia in Brusciano (Naples), chef Francesco Sposito and Piccolo Principe inside hotel Principe di Piemonte di Viareggio (Lucca), chef Giuseppe Mancino, also from Naples.

2
downgraded restaurants from 2 to 1 star. Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole (Grosseto) and Il Desco di Verona. Il Rigoletto in Reggiolo (Reggio Emilia) is also out of the guide, 2 stars cancelled by the earthquake in Emilia in May 2012.

27
restaurants promoted from zero to one star. Tuscany is the most awarded region with 6 new stars (Le Tre Lune in Calenzano, La Bottega del Buon Caffè Bistrot, Winter Garden by Caino, L’Imbuto, Il Silene and La Torre). Lombardy follows with 5 (Iyo, first Japanese restaurant ever, Berton, Umami, Lido 84, Il Saraceno). 4 for Campania (Gennaro Esposito’s Mammà, Relais Blu, President and Il Flauto di Pan).

16
restaurants downgraded from 1 to 0 stars for a demerit or a change in the chef. Among them, Osteria di via Solata and Roof Garden in Bergamo, Al Castello in Grinzane (Cuneo), Symposium 4 stagioni in Cartoceto (Pesaro Urbino), Agata e Romeo in Rome, La Tenda Rossa in San Casciano, Pappacarbone in Cava de’ Tirreni, Scrigno del Duomo in Trento.

7
establishments that lost a star because they closed down: Le Busche in the Marche, Gener Neuv in Piedmont, La Locanda di Bu in Campania, Bacco in Apulia, Osteria del Mare in Emilia Romagna, Frankrizzuti in Basilicata and Palma in Liguria.

The chefs of 4 restaurants with a new star. Left to right, Marco Martini of La Stazione di Posta in Rome, Michele Griglio of the Winter Garden by Caino in Florence, Antonello Sardi of La Bottega del Buon Caffè also in Florence and Roberto Rossi of Il Silene in Seggiano (Grosseto)

The chefs of 4 restaurants with a new star. Left to right, Marco Martini of La Stazione di Posta in Rome, Michele Griglio of the Winter Garden by Caino in Florence, Antonello Sardi of La Bottega del Buon Caffè also in Florence and Roberto Rossi of Il Silene in Seggiano (Grosseto)

47
restaurants with at least one star guided by a woman chef. It’s a world record (the total number of pink stars across the world reaches 110).

11
restaurants with a new star with chefs under 35 .

20
starred restaurants located in the province of Rome (1 3 stars, 2 2 stars and 17 1 star) and Naples (6 2 stars and 14 3 stars), a shared record.

296
the Bib Gourmand total. Among the 30 new entries, there’s Emilia Romagna’s exploit with 5 new establishments. Veneto remains at the top with a total of 37 establishments.

1,330
establishments (50% of the total) offer a «simple meal» for less than 25 euros.

3,865
hotels are indicated in the guide. Of these, 37 are "Great luxury and tradition” ones.

1
Since November 7th 2014 for the first time, for all the editions of the Michelin guide across the world, there will be a new free App of the guide. The next update will be in November 2015, on the occasion of the launch of the 61th edition.

22
euros. The price for the Michelin Italia 2015.


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