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These are the 50 best restaurants in the world — and 6 are in the U.S.

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The best restaurant in the world has only 12 tables.

Osteria Francescana, a three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Modena, Italy — with tasting menu dishes that range from "The crunchy part of the lasagna" to suckling pig — tops the The World's 50 Best Restaurants list for 2018. (It also won in 2016.)

The new ranking, released Tuesday, includes restaurants from 23 countries around the world.

Of the 50 best eateries, six are in the United States — Eleven Madison Park (no. 4), Cosme (no. 25) and Le Bernardin (no. 26) in Manhattan, New York; Blue Hill at Stone Barns (no. 12) in Pocantico Hills, New York; Alinea (no. 34) in Chicago, Illinois; and Saison (no. 46) in San Francisco, California. Seven are in Spain and five are in France.

The list is compiled by tallying the votes of 1,000 international restaurant industry experts and "well-traveled gourmets," according to a statement.

Here is the full list:

1. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

3. Mirazur, Menton, France

4. Eleven Madison Park, Manhattan, New York

5. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand

6. Central, Lima, Peru

7. Maido, Lima, Peru

8. Arpege, Paris, France

9. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain

10. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain

11. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

12. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, New York

13. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico

14. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria

15. White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia

16. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

17. Den, Tokyo, Japan

18. Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain

19. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark

20. Attica, Melbourne, Australia

21. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, France

22. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

23. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy

24. Ultraviolet, Shanghai, China

25. Cosme, Manhattan, New York

26. Le Bernardin, Manhattan, New York

27. Boragó, Santiago, Chile

28. Odette, Singapore

40. Septime, Paris, France

41. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan

42. Ledbury, London, England

43. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain

44. Mikla, Istanbul, Turkey

45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, England

46. Saison, San Francisco, California

47. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzlerand

48. Hiša Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia

49. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand

50. Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa

The list, which has been released for 17 years running, has been criticized for not recognizing female chefs, as well as a bias toward expensive, European restaurants.

For the ranking, professional services consultancy Deloitte adjudicated the voting process.

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