Three Michelin stars. World’s 50 Best Restaurants recognition. Being awarded the highest score in the Gambero Rosso Guide for two consecutive years. For a self-taught chef, Niko Romito has amassed an impressive track record. At the heart of his success is Reale, the restaurant Niko and his sister Cristina run in the mountainous Italian region of Abruzzo. In the kitchen, he’s all about championing regional flavours and traditions. His eating and drinking recommendations follow a similar Abruzzese tack.