14 Mar 2014 Italian Restaurants: 15 best gourmet restaurants in Tuscany
If you are looking for a great place to explore the finest Italian food look no further than Tuscany. The region is particularly recognized internationally for its delicious gourmet dishes. It is a great place to sample the simple, pure, and natural Tuscan cooking.
Another reason to try out Italian restaurants in Tuscany is the region’s famous wines such as Chianti. The mountains and the sea give this region an abundant supply of food and natural ingredients. You can easily explore the region’s finest cooking in top gourmet bistros or family run restaurants.
Here are a few suggestions.
The Enoteca Pinchiorri, located in Florence, provides the best of Italian culinary tastes in Tuscany. It is a unique restaurant run by George Pinchiorri and Annie Feolde whose taste in Italian and French gourmet is beyond comparison. The restaurant is the only restaurant in Tuscany to feature 3 Michelin stars.
Ristorante Bracali is located in Ghirlanda (GR) along the Via di Perolla. It is a Michelin starred restaurant serving sophisticated and innovative cuisines and a great place to sample the best wine in Italy while dining out.
The Caino can be found along Via della Chiesa in Manciano (GR). It is an old restaurant opened by Angela and Cariso in 1971. Today, it is one of the most famous restaurants in Italy with 2 Michelin stars. Chef Valeria recipes are simply unforgettable.
Arnolfo restaurant is surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany at Colle di Val d’Elsa. It serves typical Tuscany cuisine served from the kitchens of Chef Gaetano Trovato: thanks to him the restaurant gained 2 Michelin stars. The Arnolfo restaurant’s wine list is also quite impressive.
The Trattoria Toscana located in Tuscany provides an ample meeting place with genuine Tuscan cuisine served in clay plates and terracotta bowls. The restaurant is owned by the famous French chef Alain Ducasse and already has a Michelin star. It is a large restaurant that can even seat 100 guests.
The Il Palagio is a Michelin starred restaurant thanks to the effort of Chef Vito Mollica and his team, and located in magical Florence, Italy. It is a great place to dine in the company of locals with the finest local offerings with a wine list that has over 400 exquisite wines.
Ora d’Aria simply means Hour of the Air. This is the spirit you get at Ora d’Aria restaurant in Tuscany where each patron is given personalized attention. The restaurant’s aim is to combine the integrity, depth and quality of Italian cooking with a belief in its continuous evolution. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2011 thanks to Chef Marco Stabile.
Located in Cerbaia Val di Pesa, Florence, La Tenda Rossa is a family run restaurant which provides a variety of high quality Tuscan menus for different seasons and eating preferences. It is a great place also for vegetarian lunches – here is a place where you can feel classic taste, calm and serenity. It has a Michelin star.
Established in 2000 by Allegra Antinori and Marco Crini, the Osteria di Passignano is a famous restaurant in Florence known for its passion for serving great Italian food and wine. The recipes are those of the Tuscan tradition, revisited with the imagination of young talented chefs who experiment with new combinations, selecting the best raw materials. For what concern wine, one of its popular wines is Chianti Classico.
This is a beautiful restaurant recreated from a renovated farmhouse in Lucca, Italy. The restaurant offers a creative cuisine linked to the territory with traditional and genuine flavors, thanks to which gained a Michelin star. It has great dining rooms serving the best Tuscany dishes for all occasions.
Ristorante Romano is well known for its great seafood delicacies in Viareggio, Tuscany. It is a high end restaurant with excellent cuisine, especially fish from the high Tyrrhenian Sea. Its cuisine is made of the best aromas and flavors of Versilia, mixing traditional dishes with modern ones. It has a Michelin star.
Located in Pescia (PT), the Atman restaurant serves the best Italian cuisine from the kitchens of Chef Igles Corelli. It uses the best Italian products, independently of the territory of origin, from north to south Italy. The Atman serves incomparably good seafood, beef, and pork delicacies, which has allowed to get a Michelin star.
This is a 1 star Michelin restaurant tucked in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany serving both Italian and French cuisines. You must for sure try the exceptional dishes and desserts made by chef Hélène and Chef Nadia; the service and the wine is exceptionally good too.
Ristorante Albergaccio di Castellina
The Albergaccio di Castellina is located along Via Fiorentina in Chianti (SI). The restaurant is the result of what in the past was a typical Tuscan borough, which offers fine and delicate Italian cuisine, and the wine cellar is an exploration of the best Tuscan red and white wines. It has a Michelin star.
Located near the historical Bettolle centre is the Walter Radaelli’s restaurant. The restaurant’s seasonal menu created by Chef Walter Radaelli and his collaborators is made from the best herbs, olive oil, and pecorino cheese.