News & Opinion | June 22, 2018 5:00 am

World’s Best Restaurant is—Once Again—Italy’s Osteria Francescana

Chef Massimo Bottura's took home the top prize for the second time in three years.

Osteria Francescana
Italian chief Massimo Bottura (R) celebrates next to his wife Lara Gilmord after receiving the Best Restaurant award for his restaurant L´Osteria Francescana during the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards. (ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images)
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For the second time, chef Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana has been named the best restaurant in the world. Located in Modena, Italy, the restaurant took the number-one spot at the 2018 World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, beating out New York City’s Eleven Madison Park, which was honored with the top spot at last year’s awards ceremony, but placed fourth this year. Osteria Francescana won first place in 2016.

EMP’s chef, Daniel Humm, and his business partner, Will Guidara, said in a statement, “Regardless of where we stand on the list, we feel incredibly honored and humbled to be part of this community of chefs,” according to Town & Country. 

Here are the top 10 restaurants this year:

1. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)
2. El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)
3. Mirazur (Menton, France)
4. Eleven Madison Park (New York City)
5. Gaggan (Bangkok)
6. Central (Lima, Peru)
7. Maido (Lima, Peru)
8. Arpege (Paris, France)
9. Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain)
10. Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)