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Trattoria Latte di Luna Pienza Tuscany

Trattoria Latte di Luna in Pienza, Tuscany Latte di Luna is our favorite restaurant in Pienza for delicious local cooking. This is the perfect place to eat the original pasta of this area, the homemade pici = hand-rolled spaghetti. You would usually have it with ragu or with aglione, the garlic-tomato sauce. Last time I tried the gnocchi instead of pici, and they were wonderfully light and tasty little lumps. Starters include the typical crostini and cold-cut cured meets, while the… Read More

Ristorante del Falco

For a good Tuscan meal in Pienza, go to Ristorante del Falco, an established local restaurant where we always eat well. On our last visit in October 2013 we had seriously good homemade pasta, grilled lamb chops, and delicious desserts. We like the outdoor tables in the front courtyard. This classic local restaurant doesn’t rate highly in Pienza, because they haven’t changed their traditional home-cooked ways just to appeal to the modern tourist trade. Service is quick and friendly, English… Read More

Ristorante Daniela

In the spa town San Casciano dei Bagni, the Ristorante Daniela serves updated Tuscan cuisine restaurant-style. Highly recommended by our clients. Closed Wednesdays. Piazza Matteotti 7, center of town. 0578-58041. ($$)*… Read More

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Trattoria Osenna restaurant San Quirico d’Orcia

Trattoria Osenna, highly recommended restaurant in San Quirico d’ Orcia, with a wonderful setting for outside dining back in the courtyard under the enormous wisteria sheltering the terrace tables. Historical hints tell us that this location has served food for travelers since the 14th century. Certainly a lot has changed over the centuries and the current owners have expanded it to include a traditional restaurant, cafe and bar, plus the large courtyard where we always have our meals. The owners… Read More

Osteria del Cardinale

Located on the main street of San Quirico d’ Orcia, Osteria del Cardinale took this spot 3 years ago from il Tinaio. This is an excellent restaurant serving high quality Tuscan food, much care is taken in presentation, food is both delicious to taste and attractive on the plate. There’s a high-vaulted dining room downstairs but we have always sat at the street-side tables. No inexpensive house wines here, only “fine” wines so the cost of the meal does go… Read More

Ristorante il Garibaldi

While driving past San Quirico d’ Orcia, you’ll see Ristorante il Garibaldi, which is one of our favorite road-house truck-stops. After a brief closure it has re-opened with new management and remodeling. Still they carry on the excellent Friday & Saturday special fish and seafood menu! Located at the Tamoil Petrol stop on SS2, Via Cassia. Tel. 0577-898-315 ($$)… Read More

Osteria Da Gagliano

Osteria Da Gagliano in Sarteano features fresh seasonal cooking by Chef Angela who trained under the Michelin starred chef Alain Ducasse. Menu is inspired by recipes from her grandmother. Angela’s husband lent his name to the place, and you find Gagliano there meeting and greeting the guests. Order anything with truffles! Closed Tuesdays. Via Roma 5, a few steps from the main piazza in the old town. Best food in Sarteano but bring cash as they don’t take credit cards!… 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