My Tuscan foodie guide


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

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My favourite restaurants

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.
Via Alamanni 7/R
50123 Firenze
Tel. 055 2382749

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

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.
Località’ La speranza
53034 – Colle di Val d’elsa (Siena)
Tel. +39 0577 929696

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

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
Via Cassia Nord, 23
53035 Monteriggioni (Siena)
Tel. 0577 305074

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.
Viale Guglielmo Marconi
57027 San Vincenzo (Livorno)
Tel. 335 8001695

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.
Loc. Sbarchino, 36
53043 Chiusi (Siena)
Tel. 0578 21403

Il Vecchio Mulino
The Vecchio Mulino has something of a café, something of a wine bar and sometime of a yesteryear groceries. Here you can taste the hearty food of Garfagnana.
Via Vittorio Emanuele, 12
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (Lucca)
Tel. 0583 62192

Ristorante la Parata
Pay a visit to this nice restaurant to taste some of the best pici of Valdorcia.
Piazza del Moretto, 40
53027 Bagno Vignoni (Siena)
Tel. 0577 887 508

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.
Piazza della Torre, 9
Volpaia – Radda in Chianti (Siena)
Tel. 0577 738042

Sleeping in a dream

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.
Via Valdirose, 35
50055 Lastra a Signa Firenze
Irene Berni +39 335 8765094

Agriturismi you wouldn’t miss

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.
53017 Radda In Chianti (Siena)
Tel. 0577 738582

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


My long-time loved producers

Azienda Agricola La Carraia
The best extra virgin olive oil, made with heart and passion
Podere Carraia, 47
Frazione Petroio
53020 Trequanda (Siena)
Tel. 0577 665208

Azienda Agricola Casamonti
The local Cinta senese, extra virgin olive oil and wine
Località Casamonti
Castellina in Chianti (Siena)
Tel 0577740380

Azienda Salcheto
An environmentally responsible winery
Via di Villa Bianca, 15
53045 Montepulciano (Siena)
Tel 0578 799031

Podere Paugnano
Fresh and aged pecorini, with animal and vegetable rennet
Podere Paugnano, 33
Radicondoli (Siena)
Tel. 0577 793027

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

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

Macelleria Capocasa Luciano
The best and tastiest local meet, my family butcher
Via Fratelli Bandiera, 91
53034 Colle di Val d’Elsa (Siena)
Tel. 0577 929187

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