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Locanda il Paradiso

Locanda il Paradiso (Facebook, Tripadvisor) has been in Chiusure for decades (10 km to Asciano and also Buonconvento). It’s located on a square inside the village and offers a simple menu of good food with starters, soups and pastas at fair prices.

Why we like Locanda il Paradiso

Francesca and her family will greet you warmly and they serve food that is simply delicious. The menu has a very good selection of antipasti besides the pasta courses and desserts. Try the fresh tomato and mozzarella Bruschetta or the tasty Tuscan prosciutto paired with pecorino from Pienza. The hand made Pici (local long pasta) with pork Ragu is devine. The Pici Cacio e Pepe is Pici with creamy peppered cheese sauce, closest you get to the American favorite Alfredo pasta sauce. Leave room for dessert, for the most excellent Panna Cotta with caramel, or the many cakes on offer.  This is a great menu for vegetarians also. House wine is just right and above all, nothing on the menu is over 8 euros.

How to find Chiusure and the Locanda

This humble local eatery has become a favorite place of frugal touring groups, such as bicycle riders, so be sure to call ahead to make a reservation during the summer. If you cannot get in here, try the pizzeria La Terrazza in the same village. Chiusure is about halfway between Asciano and Buonconvento, almost 10 kilometers to each. Next door is the famous Abbey of Monte Oliveto. Walk into the village and you see Locanda Paradiso with its covered terrace up front, and the great view down to the Abbey.  Tel: +39 0577 707016 .  Via Porta Senese, 25, Chiusure, 53041 Asciano SI ($)*

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