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What is Melius

MELIUS is a voluntary network of the best Italian restaurants outside of Italy.

Melius restaurants preserve, uphold and share Italy’s most exquisite culinary culture and hospitality.

Melius restaurant membership is an implicit global recognition of excellence.


Melius Objectives

Reward professionals involved in the Italian culinary industry outside of Italy

Foster a global community of Italian restaurants and hospitality professionals committed to the preservation and appreciation of Italian culinary culture and hospitality

Add value to restaurant businesses through marketing opportunities and brand recognition

Connect Italian producers of quality food and wine with the world’s leading Italian restaurants

Provide a constant source of information to consumers

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Become a Melius Member Restaurant

Restaurants are variously recommended for membership by:

Chefs, restaurateurs and culinary professionals belonging to itchefs-GVCI (itchefs-gvci.com)

Melius members

Melius Admission Committee, or

Melius inspectors

All Melius member restaurants are signatories to the Melius Manifesto, which is signed by the representative of ownership and/or Chef. The manifesto is an ethical and professional statement of commitment to authentic, high-quality Italian cuisine that respects Italian tradition, health, terroir, and culture.

Restaurants wishing to join Melius are admitted upon an initial evaluation by the Melius Admission Committee and the Melius Director.


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