Restaurants

Osteria Le Logge

Osteria Le Logge is a well-known restaurant in Siena serving excellent Tuscan cuisine in an elegant old-world setting with best tables on the ground floor (we like the corner table), also outside seating. The chef’s here put real finesse into their dishes. It’s our top restaurant for delicious fresh pasta and fabulous desserts! Closed Sundays. Located just off the Campo on Via del Porrione 33. Beware of the small step down just inside the front door! … Reserve table 0577-48013. Read More

Osteria il Grattacielo

Osteria il Grattacielo in Siena is a classic little corner Osteria that seats few people inside and more at outside tables under the high arch of the covered alley. They put together very good antipasto platters, salads and sandwiches. Order at the counter and ask them to prepare a big sharing platter for your group, point out what you want, here it’s very easy. Last visit in June 2013. Closed Sundays. Located at corner of Via Pontani (8) and archway… Read More

da Quinto al Ceppo

da Quinto, 10 minutes north of Siena, in its recently remodeled restaurant has served classic Tuscan cooking for many decades, with rustic pasta dishes and even game on the menu, antipasto selection laid out for self-service. Very popular with locals. Closed Tuesdays. About 7 km north of Siena along the old Via Cassia at the T-section to Fungaia, Riciano. 0577-593-387. ($$)… Read More

Osteria Lornano

Osteria Lornano is located in a small hamlet just north of Siena, they serve excellent Tuscan cooking at a very pleasant outdoor seating area – it’s a nice looking place inside, too. Closed Mondays. Stop by here for a delicious lunch on your way to the Chianti. To reach the village, take Badesse exit just north of Siena and follow signs to Lornano. 0578-309-146. ($$)*… Read More

Locanda dell’Amorosa

Locanda dell’Amorosa near Sinalunga serves some of the best food in Tuscany, under wide brick arches of the converted stables, where they can accommodate large groups. Delicious experience in every way, we really enjoyed our last visit few years ago. Part of a charming country hotel. Restaurant is closed on Mondays and also no lunch on Tuesdays. It’s a stunningly beautiful place, drive up to have a look even if not going to lunch. Located up a long cypress lined… Read More

Pizzeria La Compagnia restaurant Torrenieri Tuscany

Pizzeria La Compagnia restaurant Torrenieri Tuscany Pizzeria La Compagnia in Torrenieri has the best thin-crust Roman style pizza in Tuscany! I really mean this, we crave their pizza while away from Tuscany. The pizza menu has over 30 choices, but I urge you to try my favorite, the gorgonzola and onion pizza, it’s amazing. Besides delicious pizza, they have a full restaurant menu with starter plates, very good pastas and steaks for dinner. Friendly service and warm hospitality by the… Read More

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Ristorante Conte Matto

       Ristorante Conte Matto in Trequanda is one of our all-time favorites, they serve excellent meals at good value. We choose the mixed antipasto, delicious duck liver pate, handmade pasta and smooth creamy risotto, tasty lamb chops, and well-aged beef are followed up by mouthwatering desserts. Ask Davido to recommend local wines. Well worth a detour, parking lot just below school, a wide sunny terrace has panoramic views, attractive décor and a/c inside. South end of town. Read More

Ristorante I Lecci

A scenic drive 8km up from Castiglion d’Orcia brings you to Ristorante I Lecci , still our best value (quality/price) restaurant in the Orcia Valley and Amiata areas of southern Tuscany. You reach sublime heights of culinary nirvana with Chef Rita’s fresh melt-in-your-mouth pasta with delicious sauce of truffle-walnut cream or porcini mushrooms, to-die-for! Tortelli can be had with the best ragu. My choice is the little gnocchetti verdi al gorgonzola. In warm weather we had leisurely lunches under shade… Read More

La Via di Mezzo

A very pleasant place for lunch and dinner in the center of Buonconvento, very good local seasonal fare including home-made pasta, daily specials, big salads. Inside lot’s of room for even big groups, outside a few tables. Closed on Tuesdays. Last visit in July 2014. Friendly service and English spoken. Via Soccini 53, 53022 Buonconvento. On the main street, center of old town. Tel: 0577-806-320. ($$)… Read More

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Latte di Luna

If you like to find honest home-cooked food in Pienza, served with warm hospitality and cozy atmosphere, come here to Osteria Latte di Luna, our forever favorite place to eat the best homemade pici = hand-rolled spaghetti; have it with meat ragu or aglione, the garlic sauce. For the main course they have superb filetto, some days also rabbit and duck, but are best known for their maialino = roasted suckling pig, this is the house specialty. Friendly service by… Read More