The Chef

Every day while walking in front of Porta Nuova Varesine construction yard I used to think: my restaurant will born there.

Andrea Berton was born in Friuli in 1970. His cooking adventure starts in Milan as member of Gualtiero Marchesi brigade in Via Bonvesin della Riva. His training continues in the best restaurants of the world: first from Mossiman’s in London, then at the Enoteca Pinchiorri is Florence, and finally at the Louis XV in Monaco under the guidance of Alain Ducasse.

From 1997 to 2001 he works as Chef of the Taverna di Colloredo in Monte Albano, gaining his first Michelin star. In 2005 he begins a collaboration with the Restaurant of Piazza della Scala in Milan where he obtains several awards such as the first Michelin star in 2008, the second one in 2009, three forks from Gambero Rosso in 2010 and three hats of L’Espresso guide in 2011. In September 2012, together with a group of partners, Andrea Berton opens Pisacco Restaurant and Bar, and, in July 2013, DRY Milano Cocktail&Pizza.

The return to "his" cuisine takes place with the opening of Ristorante Berton where the Chef presents "modern dishes" enhancing the basic ingredients and featuring some ingredients that are not well known. Opened on December 2013, the Restaurant which bear the name of the Chef, is characterized by a cuisine where flavours are always recognizable to palate. In November 2014 Andrea Berton and his staff were awarded a Michelin Star and in March 2015 Chef Berton was appointed EXPO Chef Ambassador.

Nowadays the Chef is engaged in multiple international consulting activities, focusing on the hospitality field.

The team

Passion and precision drive our team every day.

Gianluca Laserra

Restaurant manager

Luca Enzo Bertè


Simone Sangiorgi

Executive chef

Leonardo Manetta

Sous chef


MICHELIN Guide, One of Italy’s MICHELIN Stars since 2014
Guida Ristoranti d’Italia del Gambero Rosso, Tre Forchette, 2024
Tre Forchette 2024
Special prize, Restaurant with the best Pasta dishes propose 2022
I 1000 Ristoranti d’Italia 2024, Le Guide de L’Espresso, Tre Cappelli
Tre Cappelli 2024
The One Italy’s Michelin Star, Ristorante Berton Al Lago from 2018 to 2021 (since 2022 the restaurant has been closed)
Guida ai Ristoranti e Vini d’Italia de L’Espresso 2021 - Premio Felicetti
Pasta dell’Anno
Guida ai Ristoranti e Vini d’Italia de L’Espresso 2019 - Premio Pommery
Piatto dell’Anno
Guida ai Ristoranti e Vini d’Italia de L’Espresso 2016 - Premio Riso Scotti
Miglior Risotto
EXPO 2015 Ambassador