Era Ora has always focused on delicate and creative Italian dishes. Starting out in 1983 as the only authentic Italian restaurant in Copenhagen, it has gradually developed into an institution of high gastronomy, reaching an important climax in 1997 when obtaining one Michelin star – an honour that it has maintained ever since, being now the oldest of its kind among Denmarks gastronomic flag ships.
Era Ora is located in one of Copenhagens most suggestive spots along the old channels of Christianshavn. The late 18th century building has been renovated inside by Ole Tønnesen and redecorated by Edelvita Santos, with great attention to detail. A palette of earthy southern colours creates a warm yet elegant atmosphere in the high-ceilinged rooms. A romantic and “cosmic” ambiance is provided by the moon-shaped lamps and Galileo Galilei’s murals of a lunar eclipse. The walls have an unusual depth of colours, inspired by the nuance of a Tuscany late afternoon landscape.