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The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast is an institution recognized by the Italian government which collaborates closely with the Consulate General of Italy .
As a point of reference for the Italian-American business community, the IACC is increasingly involved in institutional, commercial and educational missions in the Southeast. The IACC regularly organizes seminars and networking events intended to facilitate business interaction among the Italian and local business community.
News _ Marchio Ospitalita' Italiana
What is it about
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.
- To develop and promote the traditions of Italian food products and upgrade the culture of Italian food and wine;
- To enhance the image of Italian restaurants abroad that guarantee respect of the quality standards of Italian hospitality;
- To create an international network, providing for the realisation of promotional events of Italian productive excellence.
Pictures from the 1st edition of Marchio Ospitalita' Italiana in 2012
Pictures of Marchio Ospitalita' Italiana award ceremony in 2013
Requisites for certification
The criteria for the evaluation of Italian restaurants abroad, for the purpose of granting the brand "Italian Hospitality, Italian Restaurants around the World," are collected in a specific Technical Guideline, which consists of 10 rules, and is valid at the international level:
- Italian distinctiveness
- Gourmet offer
- Wine list
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Italian cuisine experience and competence
- Promotion of products of protected origin
- Food and wine products having DOP and IGP designations
After a meticulous selection process, initial screenings and fulfillment of admission requirements by various restaurants, the following Italian restaurants in South Florida have been nominated and awarded with the Marchio Ospitalia' Italiana (in alphabetical order):
2011 - 2012 Winners:
- Arturo's Ristorante Italiano
- Caffe' Abbracci
- Caffe' Milano
- Fratelli Milano
- Mancini's Ristorante
- Mai Tardi
- Soya & Pomodoro
2012 - 2013 Winners:
- Bellini Italian Bistro
- Cibo Wine Bar
- Il Bolognese
- La Locanda
- Locanda Sibilla
- Quattro - Gastronomia Italiana
- Salumeria 104
2013 - 2014 Winners:
- Adriatico Trattoria
- Bianca at Delano
- Bocce Bar
- La Spiga
- Ni. Do.
- Pappa & Ciccia
- Piccola Cucina
- Primo Trattoria Italiana
- Puntino dal Toro
- Puntino Key Biscayne
- Toscana Divino
- Via Verdi
To receive this official recognition from the Italian Government for the next edition of Marchio Ospitalita', please contact our office at email@example.com.
Pictures of Marchio Ospitalita' Italiana award ceremony in 2014
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