Posts Tagged ‘local restaurants’

Top tip from Aurore:

Best Pizza place in the area :
La Zinfarosa at Foiano della chiana
Piazzetta S. Domenico 4
Tel : 0575640146
Close on wednesday
The owner is very friendly and this is the best pizza we experienced here. They have also some typical tuscan appetizers or pasta if you don’t want to eat pizza. Large terrace and parking as well

….if you are still hungry…

you can finish your meal by eating a very nice Gelato in Fior di Latte Gelateria
corso V.Emanuele, 105
walking distance from Zinfarosa


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Just inside the old city walls of the beautiful little medieval hill town of Lucignano is the restaurant Il Goccino. It is another favourite of the Il Pino community, with consisently good gourmet food, wine and service. The chocolate fondue is heaven and the Chianina beef tagliata is one of those dishes you have to order every time you go there rather than miss out. We have also bought wines from their enoteca and have found their recommendations to be excellent.

At the back of the restaurant there is a terrace with lovely views out over the Val di Chiana, and at the front another tiny terrace fronting the village road with a few tables and chairs, a pleasant shady quiet spot for a long afternoon lunch. 

It is best to book ahead to make sure you get a place, especially in the peak season.  To book call: 0039 0575 836707 . Their website with wine list is www.ilgoccino.it

To get to Lucignano, drive to Foiano della Chiana, go through Foiano heading north following the local road signs to Lucignano, it should take about 20mins from Il Pino.

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This is probably the most local restaurant to Il Pino. It’s an agriturismo, so it has guests staying on a working farm estate with a pool, and they make their own wine, honey and oil which you can buy, as well as a restaurant open to non guests.

It is a well kept local secret, not in the guidebooks and very popular with locals for special ocasions and celebrations and often fully booked in the peak months so make sure you book ahead.  The food is very good but if you go you must have the grandi antipasti, a huge selection of beautifully made delicacies which just keeps arriving on the table and you won’t have much room for anything else afterwards. They are great with kids, and there is a huge garden for the kids to play in while the adults relax over a leisurely meal. Many Il Pino owners have been to Agrisalotto and it is a firm favourite with the Il Pino community.

To get there, turn left out of the drive, at the t junction at the bottom of the hill turn right, left at the next junction, go over the canal and follow the road until you see the sign 5 minutes later. To book call 00390575 617 417. They have a lovely website with useful links and itineraries: www.agrisalotto.it

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