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This article showcases our top picks for the best Italy based Restaurant companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Restaurant industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pickf companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Italy Restaurant Companies
Soplaya is a B2B food company connecting chefs and farmers to build a diverse, sustainable, and efficient food system. By providing data and transparency to an opaque supply chain, we help chefs to simplify purchases, get a wider selection of products and save money and farmers to increase their margins and get easy access to the market.
We love quality food as much as technology and automation. We are rebels: we love transparency and how the internet is capable of bringing the long tail to the market.
We’re excited about the fact that the restaurant supply chain hasn’t basically changed since 40 years, and was technology reluctant for a long time, but restaurants necessities changed dramatically in the last 3 years. We’re becoming the standard layer for restaurant purchasing across Europe, by bringing transparency and simplicity in the procurement phase, increasing order frequency, promoting lean inventory and food waste reduction..
Foorban wants to boost urban citizens’ everyday quality of life, one great meal at a time. With our premium integrated service that looks after the whole process, from cooking to delivery, we are delivering a superior food experience.
We want to disrupt eating habits with an omnichannel approach. While building a great traction in the B2C online market through a business and premium positioning, we realized that in the B2B corporate market there was a blue ocean of opportunities.
We are now accelerating growth on B2B sales, from retail stores (ie Foorban store live in Milan’s Amazon HQ) to lighter models for smaller companies. We strongly believe that the urban citizen of the future will choose services and products where experience and quality matter..
RestWorld is easy to use and cheap service for the Ho.Re.Ca. the sector to help to find staff for their places.
It helps owners save up to 97,5% of the time in recruiting processes. The key factor of this company is the action-research approach completely based on a data-driven culture.RestWorld applied digital methods to social science in an uncommon way..
Deliverart is an all-in-one cloud software that consolidates all the home delivery orders a restaurant receives (from phone, website, app, food delivery platforms) in a single interface. Alongside with that, it also provides smart tools to maximize the efficiency of a restaurant’s autonomous home deliveries, while increasing the productivity and the coordination between production and logistics.
The software, developed by an Italian team and launched in 2019, is born with integrations-by-design, in order to create a helpful environment where restaurants can fully take advantage of digital technologies. Deliverart is a modular solution that can be personalized with add-ons and features, creating a tailor made software for the restaurants’ needs.
It can easily interact with other management softwares, food delivery platforms and services to provide a plug-and-play customizable solution.. .
This is Not a Sushi Bar
Thisisnotasushibar is the main chain of Take Away & Delivery Sushi restaurants in Milan. THIS IS NOT AN ORDINARY EXPERIENCE Everything we do is inspired by value and creating quality relationships with their customers.
“What’s raining, snowing or getting sick, I swear I’ll be on time” says one of their customers in one of the most beautiful reviews they’ve received. They are incurable optimists and try with their work to make better the lives of those who work with us or to us, trying to improve with every little daily action.
They do this by preparing the best sushi possible, allowing the customer to order it in the most enjoyable way, serving it in the most comfortable way, in the most captivating packaging trying to improve continuously. They prepare sushi and bring it to you wherever you want..
Rysto is the first social platform for the restaurant and hospitality labor market. We enable businesses in the catering and food service industries to fill temporary and permanent job vacancies with geo-located real-time in order to deal with employee “no shows”, peaks of demand and seasonality effect.
The Rysto’s vision is to become the leading platform in products, services and solutions in the restaurant and hospitality industries by offering breakthrough solutions that simultaneously improve the quality of service and product offerings for businesses, customers and employees.. .
MIXARTISTA is a robotic barman, technologically and aesthetically innovative liquid dispenser, designed to prepare perfect cocktails for the luxury market, according to the original recipes and following the rules of mixology. The machine allows to install up to 12 bottles (between spirits and juices) and, in 40 seconds or less approximately, the robot is able to create the most complex recipes.
MIXARTISTA prepares perfect cocktails, thanks to the specially developed algorithm that guarantees a precise dosage of the cocktail’s ingredients. The spectacular movements and fancy design give to all the spectators an unforgettable show.
The product interfaces with a cloud system where, in addition to the 101 most emblematic recipes of the world, all the information about the served cocktails and the consumption of raw materials are monitored during the usage; so as, to provide statistics that will allow the mapping of the daily needs. Moreover, with this technology, is possible to minimize waste and have a strict control of the consumption, as a result: maximum optimization..
Freeppie is the revolutionary social travel network that allows users to #travelforfree as they share their travel experiences in real time – #besocial With Freeppie TOURISM ACTIVITIES (hotels, restaurants, tourism service providers) use their unsold spaces to invite travelers to stay for free if they commit to share their experience while they’re living it. In this way, suppliers regenerate distressed inventory into social publicity.
At the same time, SOCIAL TRAVELERS are rewarded for sharing their experiences. The more they share, the more they gain points they’ll use to book discounted or FREE offers uploaded on the platform.
The real time opinion Freeppie users provide (thanks to the Facebook login, a geolocated app and a limited amount of time to complete the live opinion), guarantee an instant review (INSTA-REVIEW) that is finally genuine and nominative, and gives CREDIBILITY BACK TO TRAVELERS OPINION.. .
Ruleat is a Saas provider that interconnects restaurant managers and their staff through the smartphone to improve their work. It is composed by a customizable app and a dashboard that does not require a dedicated system hardware.
The app also checks the progress of restaurants in real time or with statistics. Ruleat was launched in year 2016..
Eataly is a high-end Italian food market and mall chain that comprises of a variety of restaurants, food and beverage stations, bakeries, and food retailers. The company’s product portfolio includes packaged foods, cured meats, cheeses, meat, fish, fruits and vegetables, baked goods and pastries, soft drinks, beers, wines, and spirits.
It also operates food and beverage centers such as restaurants, café-bars, and ice-cream stands. In 2012, Eataly opened in Rome its largest megastore, in the abandoned air terminal building near Ostiense Station.
There is an Eataly in the Porto Antico area in Genova as well. Eataly was founded in 2004 by Oscar Farinetti, an entrepreneur who was formerly involved in the consumer electronics business, and is sponsored by Slow Food..
Autogrill SpA is an Italy-based company engaged in the restaurants industry. The Company operates mainly through Food & Beverage business sector, including four subdivisions, such as Food & Beverage Italy, Food & Beverage HMS Host, Food & Beverage Others and Food & Beverage Corporate.
Through the Food & Beverage division the Company offer includes restaurants supplies, sale of daily use products, such as newspapers and magazines, cigarettes and other products, among others.. .
Sooneat is the innovative service that brings a new experience in the world of food with different features for the restaurant owner and customers, which aims to improve the management of the restaurant and the experience of users belonging to its network. THE SOONEAT APP FOR CUSTOMERS Downloadable on your iOS or Android smartphone, the application allows users to improve their experience in the restaurant, from the choice of the dish, thanks to the digital menu in multiple languages, to payment, via app or at the checkout.
But its peculiar characteristic is Social Eating. Thanks to the instant messaging function, customers can interact with users in the room, to exchange views on the dishes to order, meet new people by offering a drink and receive the promotions launched by the restaurant.
The app is a valid tool for the deaf community, only in Italy there are 185,000 and 35 million worldwide, thus breaking down communication barriers. THE CLOUD PLATFORM FOR RESTAURANTS Simplifying the life of restaurateurs and waiters is the reason why Sooneat was born.
We know how difficult it is to manage open tables at the same time, orders to be taken, orders in the kitchen, bills to be paid, the room to be kept in order at all times. For this reason, the cloud platform, thanks to the network connection of the computer and printers already present in the room, simplifies all these steps, making the customer independent in consulting the menu, ordering and, if he prefers, also in payment.
How does it work? The strength of our Multilingual Digital Menu are undoubtedly the intuitiveness and practicality of its features: The Restaurateur through the management panel can have the immediate translation in the foreign languages provided by the platform, insert the ingredients, the price and the photos of the dishes, highlight the allergen list and add and modify the dishes at any time, even remotely, this function is excellent for off-menu or daily news; Thanks to the QR Code, the customer will have the opportunity to access the app and immediately start consulting the menu, select the dish, change the ingredients and send the order to the kitchen directly from your smartphone. The peculiarity of this system is the ability to add new dishes to the order at any time, without slowing down the organization and timing of the staff.
Quali Sono I Vantaggi? Vediamo adesso nel dettaglio perché scegliere Sooneat e quali sono i suoi vantaggi. Risparmio delle Risorse: si tratta di un sistema rivoluzionario che ti permetterà di dire finalmente addio ai menù cartacei, ai blocchi comande e ai costi ad essi collegati; Ottimizzazione del Tempo: potrai migliorare la qualità del servizio in sala e in cucina, dedicandosi esclusivamente alla cura dei dettagli; Fidelizzazione della clientela: potrai costruire un database di clienti a cui poter comunicare novità, promozioni, eventi o iniziative in calendario.
Appetitoo is a web platform that allows restaurant owners to build and distribute the exclusive mobile app of their own restaurant. The app is designed to: attract more customers and keep current customers happy and loyal.
It is a comprehensive tool that includes a gamification engine to enable the restaurant owner to engage with his customers and encourage them to be proud brand ambassadors. Restaurant owners are able to customize the contents of their mobile app online and in real time with our Content Management System.
Some of the features included in the Appetitoo app are: Table reservation, food ordering, coupon flash sales, events, about/contact, directions and map, opening times, user reviews, menu in multiple languages, geo-targeted push notifications, advanced analytics, loyalty cards, targeted promotions and rewards, social networks integration.. .
Tonight.eu is a network of websites across Europe dedicated to the nightlife. The project started in Milan in 2000 and it was previously known as MilanoTonight where it soon gained massive brand awareness and a very strong userbase.
Nowadays the network includes 14 more starting up cities. The business revenues comes from: – traditional advertising – advertising and promotional services for club owners and event promoters – data provisioning We’re developing the network directly and through a franchising structure to launch new cities.
We recently invested more capitals in the project and we’re working on many fields: network expansion in franchising, mobile applications, new transactional revenues.. .
Green Tower Restaurant
Green Tower is a historic restaurant in Trento that is located a stone’s throw from the historic center of Trento, and the Buon Consiglio castle. We still offer the typical Trentino menus, with fresh ingredients at 0 km, and excellent innovative dishes of fish and meat to match with the best and tasty italian wines of Trento or the famous Trento Doc sparkling wine.
Reserved atmosphere, perfect for romantic dinners, business lunches , evenings with friends and relatives.. .
Blue-Mate is an innovative product dedicated to the restaurant world, that consists in a control panel (for the restaurants owner) and a user interface (for the customers). The control panel can be reached by web and will able the restaurant owner to learn more about its customers (tastes, habits and interests) and improve internal communication, saving time and money.
The user interface on the other hand, uses the ibeacon technology (Bluetooth Low Energy), welcomes customers at the entrance and contains the entire menu (everything on the screen of his smartphone). Customers, will have the opportunity to try a new immersive experience as protagonists and share it on social networks, allowing restaurateurs to exponentially increase the visibility of their restaurant.
Strengths of their system are, its ability to integrate within an existing application without forcing the customer to download a new one and its human component (they have deliberately excluded the automatic purchasing to maintain the relationship between the customer and waiter intact). The software interface is composed of a framework that can be easily implemented and outsourced in white label, control panel included..
FoodSquare is a platform where users will be able to share lunches, dinners, parties and – in general – social experiences at their home or anywhere (even at partners’ location). All this in a funny and easy way thanks to our 3-TAPs philosophy.
Each user will be able to role as “host” (who creates “open-to-anyone” events setting seats, time, place, menu and cost) or “guest” (who asks to join).. .
Nabucco provider of hotel catering services based in Milano Brera, Italy. A kitchen immersed in the scents and flavors of the best Milanese and tricolor traditions to be enjoyed in the heart of Brera, the historic Milanese artistic district: the Nabucco Restaurant, which owes its name and inspiration to the nearby Teatro alla Scala and the great composer Giuseppe Verdi, since its inception it has been an important point of reference for the Milanese public and for foreign guests.
Do not miss the lovely outdoor area that overlooks the bustling Via Fiori Chiari, for a special occasion.. .
NewGusto is a social tool that connects-free chefs and gourmets all over the world. If you want to find a table spread in your neighborhood or in another city, meet new people or enjoy dinner with friends, our platform offers regular opportunities to choose where, with whom and what to eat.
In addition NewGusto is the place where offer to all your menu, sharing with a few clicks your skills in the kitchen. Our mission is to create a network that also live offline, through which everyone can choose to spend unforgettable moments wherever they are.
For us to grow NewGusto means giving life to the greatest restaurant in the world, and make sure that relations between different cultures will allow us to make the most of our time, rediscovering the oldest social in history: the table.. .
National Association of Food Equipment Dealers
NAFED empowers dealers to create stronger, healthier businesses by returning 100% of all revenues that are generated by the group to the dealers. The group has competitive rebate programs with the industry’s leading vendors.
NAFED also returns all incidental income that it earns back to the dealers according to a tier structure. This tier structure—recalculated annually—is based on member purchases through the group, which provides our dealers with a powerful incentive to direct their purchases to group vendors whenever possible and to grow their volume with the group.
Additionally, NAFED’s central office operating budget is among the lowest in the industry. These lower overhead costs combined with the group’s income-sharing structure results in consistently higher net returns for dealers..
Appydrink is an iOS and Android application that allows its user to obtain discounts from various clubs, bars, and discos in Milan. It allows its users to obtain discounts by downloading coupons directly from the application.
Appydrink was launched in 2013 and is based in Milan, Italy.. .
2Spaghi is a restaurants review site and social network. It originally covered the italian market, now open to all countries.
Main focus is to discover good places to go to based on users preferences. Users can review, tag, rate and save their favourites but most of all ask questions to other community members and tips to the ones who were there already..
This article was written by Benjamin Friedberg from Toast Fried. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].
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