The Guide to Fine Dining Restaurants in Italy and around the world with awards to the young stars

Young family

Giovanni, Erminio, Raffaele, Massimiliano, Rita e Laura Alajmo

Sarmeola di Rubano - Padova

The Alajmo family has been devoted to high quality gastronomy since the days of grandfather Vittorio, who ran the cheese stand at Sotto il Salone in Padua. In 1981, his son Erminio Alajmo and Rita Chimetto opened Le Calandre. In 1994 they passed the baton to their sons Massimiliano and Raffaele, who led it to global fame. The dynasty continues these days with LauraGiovanni, son of Raffaele, dining room manager at Caffe Stern in Paris, at only 22.

Restaurant Le Calandre


Best female chef

Karime Lopez

Best sous-chef

Remo Capitaneo

Best international chef

Ricard Camarena

Best pastry chef

Lucia De Prai

Best sommelier

Emanuele Izzo

Impresa Pizza

Gennaro Battiloro

The best wine expert

Anna Cardin

Best bread basket

Valentino Cassanelli

Surprise of the year

Alberto Gipponi

Best maître

Alberto Tasinato

Best food writer

Alessandra Dal Monte