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The DiRōNA Organization Offers

Award Winning Restaurants

North Americas most prestigious restaurant award hangs on the wall of over 680 distinctive restaurants. A DiRōNA awarded restaurant represents the finest dining experience.

Annual Conference & Events

These exciting experiences provide restaurateurs and guests with the very best in networking, education, excursions, and reunions at unique locations around the World.

Marketing Programs

Awarded restaurants benefit from DiRōNA marketing programs that include the DiRōNA website Directory, an upcoming mobile app, social media posts, industry events and much more!

Hall of Fame

Those that have dedicated themselves to achieve the best in fine dining and provided a significant contribution to the industry, find themselves honored in the renowned DiRōNA Hall of Fame.


Students from across North America apply annually for the sought after DiRōNA Scholarships. The DiRōNA endowment is managed by the National Restaurant Association Education Fund.


Created in 2017, the DiRōNA Marketplace offers our awardees a chance to learn more and access premium products and services from our Partners located around the World.

DiRōNA Awarded Restaurant Locations




Central America & The Caribbean

Featured DiRōNA Award Restaurants

Café Portofino

Café Portofino provides a Riviera-like atmosphere in Hawaii. There is a variety of specialty pasta and fresh seafood in an authentic Italian menu, combined with an extensive wine list and romantic atmosphere. The entire experience is further enhanced by the cafés own harpist and the stunning views of Kalapaki Bay.

Vue Grille & Bar

Vue Grille & Bar is the spot in the Coachella valley to find award-winning cuisine from our expert culinary team, creative craft cocktails, extensive wine list and spirit selections, craft beers and friendly service. Located within walking distance from four luxury hotels in Indian Wells.

The Bedford Village Inn

Luxuriously refined and exceptionally welcoming, the Bedford Village Inn & Grand at the Bedford Village Inn is a premier 10 acre estate in Southern New Hampshire. Our restaurant welcomes diners with contemporary, regionally sourced cuisine served in a warm environment. 

Splash Seafood Oyster Bar & Grill

Splash Seafood Oyster Bar & Grill is Iowa and Des Moines’ premiere Seafood Restaurant. Our award winning wine list is perfectly paired to compliment our extensive seafood selections. Our jet fresh seafood is flown in daily from coast to coast, including seaports in Boston, Seattle, Key Largo, and Honolulu.


The Barbetta restaurant in New York has been serving the cuisine of Piemonte since Sebastiano Maioglio first opened Barbetta in 1906. On the Barbetta menu by each dish is noted the year in which it was first served. This landmark restaurant is owned by Sebastiano’s daughter, Laura Maioglio.

Pancho's Backyard

Two Pancho’s Backyard locations in Cozumel, Mexico provide great Mexican food and awesome margaritas! Pancho’s Puerta Maya offers regional Mexican cuisine in a hacienda-style restaurant terrace. Pancho’s Downtown is sought after for fine Mexican dining in a romantic, historic setting.

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Recent News


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Richard Gonzmart & Sir Chef Bruno Serato 2018 Hall of Fame Distinguished Restaurants of North America

Distinguished Restaurants of North America Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

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36 Restaurants Added To Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award List 2017

[Niagara Falls, NY] ⎯ The Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRōNA) Award, one of the most prestigious awards for fine dining, is proud to announce this year’s addition of 36 restaurants to its renowned list.  “We are very excited with this year’s...
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Helping Restaurants After the Hurricanes

DiRoNA has many restaurants all across North America - close to 700 of them. We were saddened to hear that some of them in Houston, TX were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Not long after, many restaurants in Florida were affected by Hurrican Irma. In the past few days,...
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Dining at a DiRoNA Awarded Restaurant

What does it mean to dine at a DiRoNA Awarded restaurant? DiRōNA - Distinguished Restaurants of North America has been awarding restaurants since 1992. Out of over 300 restaurants awarded that year, we still have more than 50 that are in operation today....

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