Two Santa Monica Restaurants Earn Michelin Stars and Bib Gourmands

Posted December 5, 2022

2023 Michelin Guide California stars revealed

Santa Monica, Calif. (December 5, 2022) – Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) is elated to announce Santa Monica restaurants Citrin and Melissè have earned Michelin Stars and Colapasta and Tumbi were named Bib Gourmands for 2023. Winners were announced Monday, December 5 at the Michelin Star Revelation 2022 held at Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

In order to earn a prestigious Michelin star, restaurants are vigorously reviewed by anonymous diners and have to meet all criteria on Michelin’s proprietary and wholly independent inspection list. A Michelin star distinction means the restaurants serve the highest quality cuisine – including quality of ingredients, mastery of techniques and flavors, creativity and consistency. Santa Monica currently boasts two Michelin recognized restaurants.

“Santa Monica has an incredible culinary scene with over 400 restaurants in just 8.3 square miles and we feel so fortunate to have Michelin recognize establishments in our beloved beachside city,” said Misti Kerns, President and CEO of Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT). “We’re sending a heartfelt congratulations to all restaurants represented, especially those who call Santa Monica home – what a feat!”

This is Melissè’s second consecutive year earning the coveted two stars with Citrin’s earning its first star. Colapasta and Tumbi have both earned Bib Gourmand status for the second consecutive year.

As the trusted source for gastronomy lovers around the globe for over 120 years, Michelin publishes 32 Guides annually in more than two dozen countries. The 2023 MICHELIN GUIDE CALIFORNIA is the most recent edition and represents the fourth statewide or regional guide in the United States.

About Santa Monica Travel & Tourism

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT), formerly Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau, is a non-profit organization designed to increase visitor expenditures, tourism revenues and local employment opportunities through the promotion of Santa Monica as a travel destination. For travel and accommodation information or a free copy of the official Visitors Guide, the public can write to the Santa Monica Visitor Center, 2427 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405; call (800) 544-5319 or (310) 393-7593; visit; or email Follow SMTT on Instagram (@SeeSantaMonica), Twitter (@GoSantaMonica) or Facebook (


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