restaurants

Ristorante La Terrazza Chiusure

Ristorante La Terrazza Chiusure The best deal in 2017 is at  Ristorante La Terrazza Chiusure (on Facebook) same as  Osteria Pizzeria Delle Piazze (on Tripadvisor), serving classic meals on the north side of the village in Chiusure, with big portions of inexpensive tasty food. Bring everyone with you, this is a great place for kids, too! 4 people can eat for 50 euros total, and the pizza is superb. I always ‘splurge’ and order the Antipasto Goloso and the Pizza… Read More

Osteria il Paradiso

Locanda il Paradiso Locanda il Paradiso (on Facebook, Google) has been here in Chiusure for decades (10 km to Asciano and Buonconvento). It’s located on the edge of the village and offers a simple menu of summertime food with cold starters, hot soups and pastas at fair prices. Nothing is over 8 euros . The Paradiso has a wide covered terrace up front and a great view down to the Monte Oliveto abbey. This humble local cafe has become… Read More

Canta Napoli seafood restaurant near Cortona

Canta Napoli seafood restaurant near Cortona When your travels take you to Cortona, in the valley below is Canta Napoli, a superb seafood restaurant just north of the town called Camucia. We discovered this memorable restaurant in June of 2014. It’s unusual to find excellent seafood this far inland, therefore this restaurant owned by 2 Neapolitan brothers should get every seafood lover’s attention. The shellfish was superb, featured first on the antipasto that we shared as a starter. It had… Read More

La Grotta restaurant best dining Montepulciano

La Grotta restaurant best dining Montepulciano In Montepulciano you should definitely go to La Grotta for the best meal. This is a highly recommended and pleasant restaurant with refined cuisine and courteous professional service. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the splendid Vino Nobile wines with your lunch or dinner. Seasonal ingredients feature truffles, porcini mushrooms, and game. We like them for their delicate hand made pasta and the chef who cooks the best rack of lamb for the main… Read More

Osteria il Ristoro Tuscany restaurant near Siena

Osteria il Ristoro Tuscany restaurant near Siena Osteria di Ristoro is the only restaurant in the little village called Ville di Corsano. It’s near Siena, just 15 minutes drive south from town. This is the perfect example of how good the authentic local cooking can be in a modest Tuscan restaurant. This is a charming country eatery. It has a popular coffee shop in front and the dining room in the back. Many ingredients are from nearby farms. Most vegetables… Read More

Al Botteghino restaurant Montefollonico Tuscany

Al Botteghino restaurant Montefollonico Tuscany Al Botteghino is an established road-house restaurant in Tuscany on the way from Torrita to Pienza, near the town of Montefollonico. Their simple and excellent cooking is very popular with the locals. This is one of our favorite Tuscan “truck-stops”. We recently had dinner there and it was again superb. For starters, try the marinated anchovy fillets and warm crostini, they can easily be shared. For the pasta course I had the surprisingly light and… Read More

La Locanda del Castello restaurant San Giovanni d’Asso Tuscany

La Locanda del Castello restaurant San Giovanni d’Asso Tuscany The restaurant La Locanda del Castello in San Giovanni d’Asso is a magical experience. Location is half an hour south of Siena. The setting at the ancient castle is romantic under the wide vaulted ceilings. During the season the outdoor balcony and the covered terrace are best places for dining. Lots of care and talent went into the furnishings and decoration. The tables are large and spaced far apart allowing for… Read More

Alicina Hosteria Porto Ercole seafood restaurant

Alicina Hosteria in Porto Ercole is an unmissable treat for the lovers of fish and seafood. In this small and simple Tuscany restaurant the menu is refined and interesting, and our waiter was very helpful and spoke quite good English. The tasting plate for starters is an eye-opener into Mediterranean seafood delights! Food is fresh and delicious so the prices are higher, but it’s well worth the price for a marvelous authentic experience. If you’re in Porto Ercole and love… Read More

il Poggio restaurant Celle sul Rigo Tuscany

il Poggio restaurant Celle sul Rigo Tuscany il Poggio is a country hotel and a horse riding destination with an excellent large restaurant. The location is in the south end of Siena Province at the village of Celle sul Rigo. This restaurant is comfortable and furnished with well spaced out tables. There’s also covered outside seating with wonderful views. It’s the perfect restaurant for long lunches and late evenings when you combine excellent food and wine with fun and conversation. Read More

Valserena Tuscany restaurant

Valserena is a local trattoria halfway between Siena and Buonconvento at Lucignano d’Arbia. Valserena is a neighborhood restaurant with the basic traditional menu, but it’s definitely the best simple eatery in this valley and visited by the locals for their grilled meats. Great atmosphere, loud conversations, and everybody seems to know everybody. Come here for a good evening with delicious and really inexpensive food, drinkable house wine, and very friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We have feasted on their delicious spare ribs… Read More