The adventure of Reale began in 2000, the year that Niko and Cristiana took over the trattoria that their father Antonio had opened in the village of Rivisondoli, on the premises of the historic family pastry shop. Neither sibling had any experience in the restaurant business, but in just a few years Reale caught the notice of customers and food critics by proposing a new type of cuisine, highly original and personal, earning its first Michelin star in 2007, the second in 2009. In 2011 the business moved to the present complex at Casadonna, where Reale found its most complete expression. The third star arrived soon thereafter, in 2013. Today the restaurant is the beating heart of the Niko Romito ‘system’: a laboratory where every day the chef and his crew conduct intensive research and give birth to new dishes.