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Dining in Castiglion Fiorentino:

Passagio. Serves both meat and fish and pizza with much prepared on wooden grill. summer garden and pleasant decor. Easy to get to, excellent service, and a pleasant ambience.

Ristorante La Foce this is a traditional restaurant which is high above Castiglion Fiorentino, Fresh ingredients are the key here and you can always find a specialty that is in season. Entertainment too - music or special wine evenings. €

Antica Pieve:  A real favourite of locals serving pizza and a selection of pasta dishes and the famous Fiorentino steaks. Very reasonably priced – during the summer months, dining is outside and very pleasant

Pietro:  A real favourite of locals (and ours) serving the best pizza in town along with a selection of pasta dishes and the famous Fiorentino steaks. Very reasonably priced – a little chaotic just to add to the experience.

Roggis:  Similar to Pietro, but set high in the town, offering a range of meals.

Muzziconi Ristorante: A fresh approach. Authentic Tuscan cuisine and one of the best steaks, The Gnocchi with a gorgonzola sauce is really yummy!

La Bottega del Vino:  A great range of wines and simple Tuscan food.

Valley Restaurant - the closest - about 6 minutes. Offering local and Tuscan cuisine. Great during summer when you can eat outside  €

Dining in Cortona:

Canta di Napoli. A very authentic Italian restaurant specialising in Fish and seafood. Inexpensive, great service and charming hospitality. €€

La Locanda nel Logetta wonderfully located in a 13th century building overlooking the main square of beautiful Cortona. We especially like this during the summer months, but the best tables - need to be booked 

Osteria del Teatro:  Surrounded by opera music, enjoy the veal in wine and end with a pear swimming in chocolate. Fairly priced. €€

Tonino: Under an umbrella of stars, dine on the beautiful terrace overlooking the Val di Chiana. The 25 course appetizer is a must. €€

La Grotto:  Tucked away in a quiet courtyard off the busy main street, you will find great bruschetta, pasta and main courses served in a fine atmosphere both inside and out.

Fufluns:  Casual friendly pizzeria offering pizza, pasta and a range of other foods.

Il falconiere:  wonderful setting. During the warmer months, tables are set on a magnificent terrace overlooking Cortona and the Val di Chiana.  The style is modern Italian and world cuisine. It has  a Michelin star  . Service though is sadly often secondary.  Prices are high, but, if you have something to celebrate and want to splash out – this might be the place €€€

Dining in Arezzo

Saffron  This is somewhere we enjoy - it is not at all Tuscan - it is a great fusion of Japanese/Italian.  Fairly priced.€€

Chiave D'oro. A modern Italian/world cuisine restaurant. Owned by a brother with two sisters, you can watch the chef at work whilst his sisters supervise he restaurant. Service can sometimes be slow, but the food is worthwhile. €€

 

Others in the area which we like:

il Goccino, in Lucignano. Very relaxed and enjoyable restaurant, and always something different to enjoy . €€

Walter Redaelli, at Bettole. This is a great find. about a half hour fro Casa Portagioia, and, very enjoyable.  Walter’s career started in Milan working in the famous Restaurant of Gualtiero Marchesi. Then he continued his career as a chef at the Locanda dell’ Amorosa where he gained his first Michelin star prior to opening his own restaurant here in Tuscany.  - Plus , a very interesting wine list. €€