Photographs from Marchio Ospitalita’ Italiana Award Ceremony at Mia Cucina 5/15/2013

Italian cuisine has always been an important tool for the promotion of Italy and has effectively promoted not only Italian products but also the Italian economy and culture the world over. Italian cuisine is appreciated by Americans and local restaurants serving it are often preferred destinations for a fine dining experience. Thus restaurants have a significant role to play in this promotional exercise and thus it is required that those serving authentic Italian cuisine are recognized.

It is with this purpose that Unioncamere and Assocamerestero in collaboration with Federazione Italiana Pubblici Esercizi and with the support of Istituto Nazionale Ricerche turistiche – ISNART have constituted the certification “Ospitalità Italiana – Ristoranti Italiani nel Mondo” – a seal of quality, to be conferred on Italian restaurants around the world.

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast (IACCSE) collaborated with the organizers in the selection of local restaurants in South Florida serving authentic Italian cuisine, for the certification and seeking participation of those eligible for the “Premio Ristoranti Italiani nel Mondo”, Italian restaurants in the world award 2010, which is conferred on the best Italian restaurant annually.

The ceremony

Italy’s Ambassador to the U.S., H.E. Claudio Bisogniero, has chosen to attend the Marchio Ospitalita’ Italiana award ceremony on May 8th as his first meeting during his stay in Miami.

H.E. Bisogniero has in fact consigned the seals, together with Hon. Adolfo Barattolo, Consul General of Italy in Miami, to the eleven selected restaurants in Miami at the Mia Cucina Showroom in Coral Gables.

The evening has been a great success, the winners have received their awards along with six restaurants that have been confirmed for the second year in a row. Over 100 guests have attended the ceremony followed by a rich tasting of Italian food and beverages kindly offered by Cibo Wine Bar, deiFrescobaldi, La Suiza Bakery, Salumeria 104, TiramesU, Top Wines Import – La Cacciatora.

2012 – 2013 Winners:

  1. Bellini Italian Bistro
  2. Cibo Wine Bar
  3. deiFrescobaldi
  4. Escopazzo
  5. Il Bolognese
  6. La Locanda
  7. Locanda Sibilla
  8. Quattro – Gastronomia Italiana
  9. Salumeria 104
  10. Sardinia
  11. Sorrisi