Locanda Amordivino

At Locanda Amordivino, enjoy lunch or dine at the best restaurant in Asciano, with a spacious well laid-out outdoor area in the back where you can see the chef grill steaks at a huge BBQ. Excellent pasta courses and good starters. Amordivino is located near our own home  so we eat very well here. Last visit in August 2014. Closed Tuesdays. Corso Matteotti, 126/128, 53041 Asciano, at the end of main street. Tel: 0577-165 660. ($$)… Read More

Ristorante Silene

Below the Amiata mountain, in the village of Pescina is the surprisingly good Ristorante Silene, offering fine dining and is worth a detour to this famous country Inn. Refined cooking and local specialties (truffles, mushrooms, game), also vegetarian selection. Enjoy delicious hand-made pasta and my favorite, the baked chocolate desert. Extensive wine list, professional staff, well furnished dining room. Closed Mondays & during November. At cross-roads, center of village, short drive from Seggiano. 0564-950-805. ($$)*… Read More

Ristorante l’Angolo

Ristorante l’Angolo, in Acquaviva di Montepulciano 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 space 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… Read More

La Bottega delle Nane

La Bottega delle Nane, excellent food at this highly recommended restaurant in Piazze, just south of Cetona. Some of the best meals in the area with lots of daily and seasonal specials. Last time no written menu for the specials – they tell you what’s available, waiter speaks some English. No house wines by the glass, only full bottles – but the local Monte Cetona wines are not expensive. They have a roof terrace open during the summer. Last visit… Read More

Ristorante La Vigna

In the village of Piazze, just south of Cetona, there’s Ristorante La Vigna, with outdoor seating in the back opening to lovely views towards the Fighine castle. Run by a charming elderly couple, Flavio and Savina have made this into a traditional cozy place where you eat very well. They specialize on fresh fish Thursdays and Fridays. In the evenings, pizza is baked in the wood oven by Savina. Closed Wednesdays. Via Provinciale 123, 53040 Piazze SI, center of town. Read More

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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