Historic architecture, beautiful landscapes and enviable weather aside, Italy has plenty to offer those seeking out some destination dining. The country boasts an impressive 387 Michelin stars in total at the last count, with 332 restaurants bearing at least one star. The chefs and their cooking styles are as varied as the myriad regional cuisines found within the country, with inspiration coming from the landscape's abundant produce as well as the reinvention of tradition.
This collection of Michelin star Italian recipes showcases dishes from top chefs around the country, enabling you to bring premium cuisine into your own kitchen. Expect innovative, accomplished dishes packed full of colour, flavour and care. While some of these are challenging recipes there are plenty of accessible dishes – Aurora Mazzucchelli's Tortelli with Parmesan and lavender is the perfect pasta starter for a dinner party, while Andrea Migliaccio's San Marzano passata with buffalo ricotta is an easy Italian recipe demonstrating the beauty of Italian produce. Looking for a gourmet dinner recipe? Gaetano Trovato's Leg and rack of goat with artichokes tastes as stunning as it looks, while three Michelin-starred chefs the Cerea Brothers offer up a playful – but complex – dessert recipe in their Mascarpone mousse with yoghurt sorbet and cherry sauce, disguising the dish as a ball of mozzarella.