The World’s Best Restaurant Is Known

Osteria Francescana was recognized the world’s best restaurant in the annual ranking of world’s best restaurants for its inventive twist on traditional Italian dishes, Reuters reports.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list was released on Monday.

“The chef’s ambitious creations perfectly balance the demands of honoring heritage while embracing modernity,” the list’s organizers said of Osteria Francescana’s chef-owner Massimo Bottura.

On the contrary, three restaurants dropped off from last year’s top 10: London’s Dinner by Heston Blumenthal tumbled to No. 45, Gaggan in Bangkok slid to No. 23 and D.O.M. in San Paulo dipped to No. 11.