siena province

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

Camarlegno

Camarlegno is a seriously good family-run trattoria on the small central piazza in the village of Castelmuzio. Serves standard Tuscan menu at reasonable prices, they make a superb antipasto platter that you can share. We like their tables on the piazza, but the main dining room is upstairs, walk past the bar to get there. The roof-top of the tower has a special open dining area seating up to 12 people, special booking for groups. Last visit June 2014. Closed… Read More

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Ristorante l’Angolo

Ristorante l’Angolo serves classic Tuscan cuisine in a pleasant restaurant with good service. Go for lunch while touring the Vino Nobile vineyards. They now have 2 sides to this place, the established restaurant and at the adjacent refurbished room is a modern fusion style new restaurant. Have a look at the different menus, share an antipasto plate, and taste the home made long pasta called “pici”. The bottle of high quality/low price red wine from a local canteen was served… Read More