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Born in 1979 and originally from Castelmartini in Tuscany, Enrico Bartolini is the only chef in the history of the Michelin Guide to have been awarded four stars at the same time, including two for his eponymous restaurant at the MUDEC Museum of Cultures in Milan. Thanks to a highly individual and entrepreneurial approach, he is forging an ever greater reputation in the world of fine dining.
Intuition, creativity, professionalism, ambition and above all passion and love for his work helped Enrico make his mark, abroad at first – in the kitchens of Paolo Petrini in Paris and Mark Page in London – then in Italy, under the guidance of Massimiliano Alajmo and in the management of the Le Robinie restaurant in Oltrepò Pavese, where he was awarded his first Michelin star aged just 29.
In 2010, Enrico left the Oltrepò to take over the Devero Ristorante and the Dodici24 Quick Restaurant in Cavenago Brianza (just outside Milan). It was here that, aged 33, he was awarded his second Michelin star and added L’Espresso’s Tre Cappelli and the Gambero Rosso’s Tre Forchette to his list of achievements. A desire to express himself through new entrepreneurial and gastronomic challenges eventually took him to Milan: in April 2016, he opened Ristorante Enrico Bartolini on the third floor of the MUDEC, also overseeing the running of the bar-bistro. At the same time, he opened the Casual Restaurant in Bergamo (Upper Town) and took over the reins of the kitchens at L’Andana – the exclusive resort at Castiglione della Pescaia, in the heart of the Maremma – taking charge of both the La Villa restaurant and the Trattoria Toscana, which was renamed La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini. That September, he came ashore in Venice, opening the Ristorante Glam, a new and exclusive gourmet destination on La Serenissima’s gastronomic scene.
In November of the same year, Enrico Bartolini conquered the Italian gastronomic firmament when he was awarded four Michelin stars at once, two in Milan, one in Bergamo and one in Castiglione della Pescaia. This important recognition becomes even more significant given that the three award-winning restaurants opened almost exactly at the same time!
In November 2017, he opened the Cinque restaurant at FICO Eataly World in Bologna, the largest agri-food park in the world. All this has seen Enrico Bartolini confirm his position as one of the world’s greatest chefs.