Five restaurants in Italy have had their three-star status reconfirmed in the new 2007 edition of the Michelin Red Guide, which classifies European restaurants and hotels. There were no new Italian entries in the prestigious three-star category, and all five restaurants are in central and northern Italy. The five restaurants reawarded their stars are Le Calandre in Padua, Al Sorriso in Novara, Dal Pescatore in Mantua, Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence and La Pergola at the Hilton in Rome. The 2007 Red Guide also lists 28 two-star restaurants in the country and 204 with one star.
In terms of the number of three-star restaurants, Italy currently fares better than the UK (which has three), but worse than Germany (six) and France (over 30). The Michelin Red Guide is a French publication.