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Throughout our main season (April - October) we twice weekly offer a table d'hote* 5-course evening meal of regional dishes prepared freshly by Marcello using the finest local ingredients, some of which are likely to have been grown at Casa Portagioia.  Most often we provide this informal dinner usually Monday and Friday though this may occasionally vary.  Should you wish to join us for dinner on your arrival day (this being a Tuesday or Saturday) please let us know in advance.  Off-season, we cater for dinner as and when required - but always to the same high standard.  Usually, for smaller numbers, we use our private dining room where a wood-burning stove will assure your comfort.

We pride ourselves on catering to a high standard in an informal atmosphere either on our delightful terrace overlooking our olive grove and gardens or in our pleasant and relaxing dining room where a wood burning stove may warm things up on chillier evenings.  Dinner is served at 7:30.  Dinner is not (usually) open to the general public.

Our table d'hote* menu varies daily and will have an emphatic and highly distinctive Tuscan influence.  This is Italian food at its most interesting and innovative, often quite unlike that found in other regions of Italy, filled with new flavours and an intriguing juxtaposition of textures and flavours.  We offer our guests the opportunity to join us for dinner at their breakfast when we outline that evening's menu.

We aim to provide a relaxed and informal evening for an unhurried dining experience of 5 courses including a selection of local cheeses and followed by coffee (or tea if requested).  The charge of dinner may vary according to availability of local produce and the nature of the menu.  However, generally we charge in the region of euro41.00 per cover (without wine).  We also offer carefully selected wines, including Casa Portagioia's "Semplecemente Rosso" - and many top rated wines of Tuscany.  We also offer a  limited selection of chilled soft drinks.

As with all the interior rooms at Casa Portagioia, our dining room is strictly non-smoking; however, smoking on the dining room terrace is acceptable but we ask to consider other guests. 

We also ask our guests not to use their mobile phones at breakfast or dinner - except for photos etc!

We do not provide an a la carte menu.  However, if dinner guests have specific
dislikes we do attempt to offer a suitable alternative if at all possible.

Homemade Tomato Soup, served chilled with a delicious basil pesto Crostini 'Portagioia', served with garlic infused olive oil for dipping and drizzling Seared Tuna on a bed of couscous, served with a Tuscan bean salad and baby new potatoes