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Italian restaurant named as best in the world






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A restaurant in Italy is the winner of the 2016 World's 50 Best Restaurants award. The awards ceremony is like the Oscars of the food world. The Osteria Francescana restaurant was named number one. Italian food is loved worldwide, but this is the first time an Italian restaurant has won the prize. The Osteria Francescana came second in 2015. The chef and owner is Mr Massimo Bottura. He was very emotional when he got his award. He said: "I want to thank everyone….Our job is all about art…in the kitchen."

Winning the award is good for business. The restaurant is fully booked until November. People must reserve six months ahead. Customers will fly to Italy to eat at the restaurant. Bottura won for his creative and original food, and traditional ingredients. He makes amazing shapes with cheese that people have never seen before. One of his best-known dishes is a dessert called, "Oops, I Dropped the Lemon Tart". The chef drops it from half a metre onto a plate.

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