Best Restaurants in the World Right Now

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15. Reale
> Location: Castel di Sangro, Italy
> Chef: Niko Romito

Housed in a 16th-century former monastery, with tasting labs dedicated to fermentation, baking, and pressure cooking, Reale is a modern restaurant that utilizes both antiquated and innovative techniques to create minimalistic dishes with expertly synthesized flavors. Imagine celeriac with hazelnut and cardamom, or liquorice with vinegar and white chocolate.

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14. Don Julio
> Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
> Chef: Guido Tassi

The top steakhouse in Argentina, Don Julio serves perfectly aged, local, grass-fed beef, grilled in the traditional style over hardwood coals. House specialties include the chorizo, blood sausage, and corn and pumpkin empanadas. Owner Pablo Rivero is also a respected sommelier, and the selection of Argentinian wines is extensive.

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13. Steirereck
> Location: Vienna
> Chef: Heinz Reitbauer

This chic establishment boasts mirrored glass walls that disappear into the surrounding greenery. Steirereck’s exquisite dishes showcase traditional flavors and heirloom vegetables with flair, in combinations like veal kidney with watercress and sea buckthorn and sturgeon with cornelian cherries, red chicory, and artichoke. Don’t skip the bread – there are over 25 varieties.

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12. Uliassi
> Location: Senigallia, Italy
> Chef: Mauro Uliassi

This family-run restaurant on the Marche seaside elevates the regional tradition of combining marine flavors with game and land-based meats for an unforgettable savory synthesis. Choose a selection from the à la carte and crudo menu, or a prix fixe menu which includes dishes like marinara marrowbone with cod tripe and celery seed and tagliatelle with sea snail ragout and roe deer.

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11. Maido
> Location: Lima, Peru
> Chef: Mitsuhara Tsumara

With a sushi bar, à la carte menu, and tasting menu, the seafood-forward cuisine at Maido combines Peruvian flavors and Japanese culinary techniques in a unique fusion known as Nikkei. Expect decadent ceviches and tempuras, lamb dumplings with chicha (corn beer) sauce, and cilantro fried rice with duck and sansho pepper – and don’t miss the 50-hour spoon-tender beef short ribs.

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