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A personal insight on my Tuscany, off the beaten tracks. An absolutely incomplete and every day developing list of my favourite restaurants, dreamland agriturismi and beloved producers.

My Mini Guides

A Tuscan Tour through Food

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Cucinarcantando
A excellent fresh organic self-service restaurant with wi-fi and a relaxed atmosphere.
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Via Gracco del Secco 11, 53034 Colle di Val d’Elsa, Siena
Tel. +39 0577 922250
www.cucinarcantando.com

Sbarbacipolla Biosteria
Natural low environmental impact cuisine – Tuscan recipes with organic, sustainable, seasonal and local ingredients. My favourite place ever.
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Piazza Bartolomeo Scala, 53034 Colle di Val d’Elsa (Siena)
Tel. +39 0577 926701
www.biosteria-sbarbacipolla.it

Bar dell’Orso
A crossroad bar under the Medioeval towers of Monteriggioni. Try the amazing selection of cold cuts and home-made vegetables in oil, do not miss porchetta.
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Via Cassia Nord 23, 53035 Monteriggioni (Siena)
Tel. +39 0577 305074
www.bardellorso.com

Ristorante la Speranza
The perfect stop for a Florentine beef rib steak and a large selection of grill meat. You’ll see the fireplace roaring as soon as you step into the restaurant.
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Località La speranza 53034, Colle di Val d’elsa (Siena)
Tel. +39 0577 929696

Ristorante Pesce d’Oro
On the shores of Chiusi Lake, at the Pesce d’Oro you can enjoy the typical gastronomy of the area, the tasty lake fish and the famous brustico, an historical recipe for a roast fish on lake reeds.
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Località Sbarchino 36, 53043 Chiusi (Siena)
Tel. +39 0578 21403
www.ristorantepescedoro.it

Ristorante la Parata
Pay a visit to this nice restaurant to taste some of the best pici of Valdorcia.
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Piazza del Moretto 40, 53027 Bagno Vignoni (Siena)
Tel. +39 0577 887508

Bar-Ucci di Volpaia
If riding you bike or motorbike or driving your car through Chianti, stop in this typical bar. Cold cuts and cheese are the best options in this bar, run by a DOCG chiantigiana.
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Piazza della Torre, 9
Volpaia – Radda in Chianti (Siena)
Tel. +39 0577 738042
www.bar-ucci.it

Podere Il Casale
Organic family run cheese farm set in the hills around Pienza. Book a visit, a cheese tasting or a lunch there, as you can not miss their unique pecorino di Pienza.
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Via Podere Il Casale 64, Pienza (Siena)
Tel. +39 0578 755109
www.podereilcasale.com

Il Quartino
Cucina povera at its best not far from Florence.
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Piazza Spartaco Lavagnini, 12/14
50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze)
Tel. +39 055 440659
www.iquartino.it

Ditta Artigianale
Everything about coffee!
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Via dei Neri 32/R, Firenze
Tel. +39 055 274 1541
www.dittaartigianale.it

Pescheria San Pietro
A fish restaurant as well as a cocktail bar; it’s a cozy and welcoming place, where you can eat, drink and chat.
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Via Alamanni 7/R, 50123 Firenze
Tel. +39 055 2382749
www.pescheriasanpietro.it

Mago Balducci
Cozy little bar where to have a lunch on the go or an aperitivo.
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Via Guglielmo Marconi 24, Firenze
+39 339 602 2689

Trattoria Sabatino
Rustic traditional trattoria where you will find mostly locals. Simple inexpensive food, generous portions.
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Via Pisana 2R, 50143 Firenze
Tel. +39 055 225955
www.trattoriasabatino.it

Osteria Staccia Buratta
Tiny Tuscan osteria just outside Florence.
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Via di Pulicciano 22, 50012 Antella (Firenze)
Tel. +39 055 621643

Antica Macelleria Falorni
Family butcher shop with the best meat of Chianti. You can also have a quick lunch here.
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Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 71, Greve in Chianti (Firenze)
Tel. +39 055 853029
www.falorni.it

Il Vecchio Mulino
Here you can taste the hearty food of Garfagnana.
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Via Vittorio Emanuele 12, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (Lucca)
Tel. +39 0583 62192
www.vecchiomulino.info

Canuleia Trattoria
The restaurant serves excellent local food with a fresh intake. Don’t miss the inner garden, ask to be seated there if the season is good.
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Via Canuleia 14, 55100 Lucca
Tel. +39 0583 467470
www.canuleiatrattoria.it

MAS 500 – Pesca Turismo
Spend a few hours on a boat fishing and enjoy fresh caught fish and authentic food. An unforgettable experience.
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Darsena Toscana – Piazzale Don Sirio Politi, Viareggio (Lucca)
Moreno +39 346-0443889
Enrico +39 347-1662627

La Pecora Nera
Elegant restaurant where you always feel welcomed. Renowned for the fish options.
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Via San Martino 18, 51016 Montecatini Terme (Pistoia)
Tel. +39 0572 70331
www.ercoliniesavi.it

Ristorante Il Bucaniere
Il Bucaniere has an essential architectural line, outstretched towards the sea. It is a unique place where the sunset becomes an unmatched sight. Fulvietto serves the freshest local fish.
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Viale Guglielmo Marconi, 57027 San Vincenzo (Livorno)
Tel. +39 335 8001695
www.ristoranteilbucaniere.com

Ristoro La Sorgente
Up in the mountain in the Argentario peninsula. Honest food from Maremma, you eat outside underneath century old trees. Self-service, for families.
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Strada Provinciale Del Convento, Convento Padri Passionisti, 58019 Monte Argentario (Grosseto)
Tel. +39 0564 818770
www.ristorolasorgente.it

I Pescatori
Another laid-back self-service restaurant. Tables outside, fish from the lagoon, good prices and generous portions.
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Via Giacomo Leopardi 9, 58015 Orbetello (Grosseto)
Tel. +39 0564 860611
www.ristoranteipescatori.it

Gelateria Dondoli
Famous as the world’s best gelateria, it is always extremely crowded. Go there after 6pm to enjoy the gelato and the town. Try one the best flavours. Rosemary baby.
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Piazza Cisterna, 4, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italia
Tel. +39 0577 942244
www.gelateriadipiazza.com

Gelateria Buekke
In the neighborhood where I used to go to school as a child in Colle Val d’Elsa, the ice-cream is seasonal and creamy. Try pine nut.
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Via Fratelli Bandiera 81 – Località Gracciano, Colle di Val d’Elsa (Siena)
Tel. +39 340 3546448
www.gelateriabuekke.com

Carabè
One of my favorite gelaterias in Florence. Try pistachio gelato or its famous granita.
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Via Ricasoli 60/r, Firenze
Tel. +39 055 289476
www.gelateriacarabe.it

Gelateria Roberto
If you want to taste a fabulous Crema Buontalenti, this is the place to go.
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Via Giovan Filippo Mariti 3, Firenze
Tel. +39 055 366994

Cremeria Corradini
Probably the best ice-cream I have ever tasted. Very crowded after dinner in Summer, you might have to wait for one hour or more. Unusual flavours, as Chianti or pine nuts and champagne.
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Corso della Libertà 45, Castiglione Della Pescaia (Grosseto)

Gelateria Le Logge
Natural ice-cream, interesting flavors. Unmissable.
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Corso Italia, Orbetello (Grosseto)

Agriturismo Il Rigo
A family run agriturismo in the heart of Val d’Orcia. You will feel immediately at home, cuddled by genuine home-made food and by a stunning landscape.
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Località Casabianca, San Quirico d’Orcia (Siena)
Tel. +39 0577 897291
www.agriturismoilrigo.com

Agriturismo La Petraia
An enchanted place in the Chianti, excellence at km0. Do not miss the dinner made with the garden produce and the foraged herbs, served with passion by Susan.
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53017 Radda In Chianti (Siena)
Tel. +39 0577 738582
www.lapetraia.com

Fattoria Poggio Alloro
An organic agriturismo where you can find wine, meat, olive oil and cereals.
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Via S. Andrea, 23
53037 San Gimignano (Siena)
Tel. +39 0577 950153
www.fattoriapoggioalloro.com

Agriturismo Il Caggio di Sotto
In the heart of Tuscany, in a relaxing and homely atmosphere
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Loc. Il Caggio di Sotto, 26 – Lano, 53034 Colle di Val d’Elsa (SI)
Tel. +39 0577 971255
www.caggiodisotto.com

Valdirose B&B
Irene turns a romantic dream into reality. Enjoy a B&B where you’ll feel at home from the very first moment, where the generous home made breakfasts are the perfect start of the day.
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Via Valdirose 35, 50055 Lastra a Signa Firenze
Irene Berni +39 335 8765094
www.valdirose.com

Agriturismo Saudon
Local food, great view on Lunigiana.
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Via Madonna del Monte 7, 54026 Pozzo di Mulazzo (Massa Carrara)
Tel. +39 0187 439679
www.agriturismosaudon.it

Agriturismo Luna di Quarazzana
Tranquil relaxed place with a homely atmosphere.
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Via Nardi 9, 54013 Fivizzano (Massa Carrara)
Tel. +39 331 311 1202
www.quarazzana.it

Agriturismo di là dall’acqua
You’ll reach the agriturismo just walking down an adventurous road along the river, or helped by the generous owner. A peaceful little place. Food is great!
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Via Ponte, 54013 Fivizzano (Massa Carrara)
Tel. +39 348 772 2748
www.agriturismodiladallacqua.it

Macelleria Capocasa Luciano
The best and tastiest local meet, my family butcher.
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Via Fratelli Bandiera, 91
53034 Colle di Val d’Elsa (Siena)
Tel. +39 0577 92918

Azienda Agricola Casamonti
The local Cinta senese, extra virgin olive oil and wine.
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Località Casamonti
Castellina in Chianti (Siena)
Tel +39 0577740380
www.cintasenese.com
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Azienda Agricola La Carraia
The best extra virgin olive oil, made with heart and passion.
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Podere Carraia, 47
Frazione Petroio
53020 Trequanda (Siena)
Tel. +39 0577 665208

Azienda Salcheto
An environmentally responsible winery.
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Via di Villa Bianca, 15
53045 Montepulciano (Siena)
Tel +39 0578 799031
www.salcheto.it

Podere Paugnano
Fresh and aged pecorino cheese, with animal and vegetable rennet.
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Podere Paugnano, 33
Radicondoli (Siena)
Tel. +39 0577 793027
www.poderepaugnano.it

Birrificio San Gimignano
The San Gimignano brewery produces organic beers which gather in a bottle all the aromas, tastes and history of San Gimignano, Siena and Chianti.
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Via Sardegna 2, 53036 Poggibonsi (Siena)
Tel. +39 334 910 4674
www.birrificiosangimignano.it

Frantoio Pruneti
For over a century Azienda Agricola PRUNETI had been farming its own land in San Polo, in the heart of Chianti Classico.
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Via dell’Oliveto, 24 – 50022 San Polo in Chianti (Firenze)
Tel.: +39 055 8555091
www.pruneti.it

Puscina
A young company, a specialized lab for production of wild flowers and antique flower varieties. They organize events, workshops and uniques experiences. Stop by to visit the farm, you’ll be conquered by its wild beauty.
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Podere Puscina 65, SS146, Montefollonico,
Torrita di Siena (Siena)
Tel. 320 6824352
www.puscina.com

Savini Tartufi
The truffle, a family passion.
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Piazza C. D’Ascanio – Località Montanelli
53036 Forcoli (Pisa)
Tel. +39 0587 628037
www.savinitartufi.it

Buccellato Taddeucci
The first and most famous manufacturer of the Buccellato in Lucca.
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Piazza S. Michele 34
55100 Lucca
Tel. +39 0583 494933
www.taddeucci.com

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