Platinum Palate ITALY Restaurants/Hotels/Spas/Artisans (Europe)

Fred Bollaci Enterprises is proud to name the newest PLATINUM PALATE recipients for Italy, expanding upon the Golden Palate Italia initiative, which began in 2014 and has recognized several hundred distinguished hotels, restaurants, spas, wineries, and artisan producers. The new establishments join inaugural worldwide Platinum Palate, Sandra Rosy Lotti and her renowned Toscana Saporita Cooking School near Lucca.

“After careful evaluation and discussions with my esteemed Advisory Board Members who are based in Italy, I have chosen my newest Platinum Palate recipients, whose owners’ passion, pride, and dedication take the experience to the next level.”


Pictured above: the terrace overlooking the sea at Hotel Santa Caterina, one of the new Platinum Palate recipients.


“The new Platinum Palates for Italy include a number of fine hotels (and their respective restaurants), as well as individual restaurants. Many have already been recognized as Golden Palate award-winning establishments. Platinum Palate distinguishes this group as the very best of both dining and lodging, establishments which offer an unparalleled experience, level of service, dedicated, hands-on ownership, and quality products. You won’t go wrong sticking to this list,” Bollaci said. “And I will be naming more.”

Alice Ristorante (Milan)

Al Pappagallo (Bologna)

Al Pont de Ferr (Milan)

All’Osteria Bottega (Bologna)

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo (Taormina)

Belmond Hotel Caruso (Ravello)

Belmond Hotel Cipriani (Venezia)

Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea (Taormina)

Belmond Villa San Michele (Firenze)

Boeucc (Milan)

Bulgari Hotel and Restaurant (Milan)

Bye Bye Blue (Mondello/Palermo)

Caminetto d’Oro (Bologna)

Camponeschi (Rome)

Capri Palace Hotel & Spa (Capri)

Casa Coppelle (Rome)

Casadonna Boutique Hotel (See Ristorante Reale) (L’Aquila)

Castello di Casole (San Gimignano, Tuscany)

Dal Bolognese (Rome)

Daniel (Milan)

Drogheria della Rosa (Bologna)

Enoteca Pinchiorri (Florence)

Filippo La Mantia Oste e Cuoco (Milan)

Flavio al Velavevodetto (Rome)

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze (Florence)

Glass Hostaria (Rome)

Grand Hotel San Pietro (Taormina)

Grand Hotel Quisisana (Capri)

Hi-Res (Rome)

Hostaria da Pietro (Rome)

Hotel Caesar Augustus (Capri)

Hotel de Russie (Rome)

Hotel Eden and La Terrazza Restaurant (Rome)

Hotel Hassler and Imago Restaurant (Rome)

Hotel Punta Tragara and Monzu’ Restaurant (Capri)

Hotel Parco dei Principi and Ristorante Paulina Borghese (Rome)

Hotel Santa Caterina and restaurants (Amalfi)

Hotel Savoy (Florence)

Hotel Splendide Royale and Mirabelle Restaurant (Rome)

Il Convivio Troiani (Rome)

Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia (Milan)

Il Tempio di Iside (Rome)

Il Pellicano Hotel (Porto Ercole, Tuscany)

Il San Pietro di Positano and Restaurant Zass (Positano)

I Portici (Bologna)

J.K. Place (Rome)

La Capannina (Capri)

La Pergola (by Heinz Beck at Waldorf Astoria Cavalieri, Rome)

La Rosetta (Rome)

Le Sirenuse (Positano)

L’Imbuto (Lucca)

Mandarin Oriental and Seta Restaurant (Milan)

Molo 10 (Rome)

Nino (Rome)

Osteria Francescana (by Massimo Bottura, Modena)

Passami l’Olio (Milan)

Pipero al Rex (Rome)

Portrait Firenze (Florence)

Quinzi e Gabrieli (Rome)

Ristorante Cracco (Milan)

Ristorante Reale (L’Aquila)

Ristorante Sadler (Milan)

Ristorante & Cafe Trussardi alla Scala (Milan)

Romano (Viareggio)

San Domenico (Imola)

Spazio Milano (Milan)

Toscana Saporita Cooking School (Massacciucoli/Lucca)

Unico Milano (Milan)

Villa D’Este (Cernobbio-Lago di Como)

Waldorf-Astoria Rome Cavalieri (See also La Pergola) (Rome)



Pictured above: the manicured gardens and views of Florence from the Belmond Villa San Michele.

The addition of these 70 new Platinum Palate hotels and restaurants in Italy follows Friday’s announcement of 50 new Platinum Palate hotels and restaurants in the United States. “Stay tuned! I will be announcing additional Platinum Palate award-winners in the coming months,” Bollaci said. With over 200 Golden Palate Italia award-winners, Bollaci said it was time to distinguish the very best of the best. “Now you have ‘THE list’ of my very favorite places to stay and enjoy the ‘la dolce vita’ healthy gourmet lifestyle in Italy, and soon you will have my list of the very top places to dine.” Plans are in the works for a worldwide directory of Fred Bollaci’s very top establishments, beginning with select markets in the United States and Italy.