Chef Enrico Crippa

Piazza Duoma, Alba/ viaggi


Enrico Crippa

is Italy’s star chef, calling three Michelin stars his own (2006, 2009 and 2012). From 2013 to 2016, his restaurant "PIAZZA DUOMO"  in Alba, Italy, has been ranked within the world ‘50 Best Restaurants’ magazine, achieving the 17th position in 2016.

Chef Crippa is a rigorous perfectionist, all his dishes are personalized, never too heavy, focussed on the finest ingredients and presented in the most elaborate manner.

Born in 1971, Enrico Crippa is regarded as an inventive chef of the “new generation”, while having learned from the best of the gourmet universe: Gualtiero Marchesi, Christian Willer of the Palme d’Or in Cannes, Gislaine Arabian of Ledoyen in Paris, Antoine Westermann of Buerehiesel in Strasbourg, Michel Bras of Laguiole, and Ferran Adria of 'El Bulli'.

In 1990, Enrico received first place in the Concorso Artistico di Cucina (Artistic Cooking) competition. At the age of 25, he left to work for three years as Executive Chef in Japan where he developed a profound appreciation for the simple, elegant philosophy that guides Japanese cuisine.

His famous signature dish is the salad “21, 31, 41” the ingredients for which he harvests at his own vegetable farm and that he felt inspired to contribute to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to CF Galaxy. “Everything is good, if only filled with energy”, is his belief.




2005 (May 5)

Inauguration of the Restaurants PIAZZA DUOMO in Alba in collaboration with the Ceretto family

2006 (December)

1 Star awarded by the Michelin Guide

2009 (December)

2 Stars awarded by the Michelin Guide

2012 (December)

3 Star awarded by Michelin Star


The world 50 Best Restaurant, 41st position


The world 50 Best Restaurant, 39th position


The world 50 Best Restaurant, 27th position


The world 50 Best Restaurant, 17th position