Umberto Bombana


Umberto Bombana

A native of Bergamo in Northern Italy, Bombana was trained at Centro di Formazione Alberghiera and apprenticed under the talented Ezio Santin at Antica Osteria del Ponte, now a Michelin starred restaurant outside Milan. His impeccable talent soon took him around the world.

His signature talent reached an unprecedented level of prestige when Bombana was awarded Worldwide Ambassador of the White Truffle in 2006 by the Piedmontese regional Enoteca Cavour (Italy).

In early 2010, chef Bombana returns with his most distinctive and personal project ever. 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA. After only few months, the restaurant has been awarded with two Michelin stars: a huge incentive to keep searching the highest quality. The third star arrived in December 2011, and 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA became the first Italian restaurant outside Italy to deserve this high recognition.

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