Local RestaurantS & Wineries

Explore the Region

LOCAL RESTAURANTS

Dining out in Tuscany is one of the best things about visiting this region. The food is simple, seasonal, and usually appeals to all kinds of palates. You can try regional wine specialties such as Chianti, Chianti Classico, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Brunello di Montalcino, or Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Most restaurants charge a coperto, a cover/service charge that varies from 1-3€ per person. If you want to leave a tip for good service, 10% is sufficient.

Restaurant

Ristorante La Compagnia, via del Pinone 2, Sovicille
Tel. 0577 314693; closed Monday

Ristorante La Bottega di Stigliano, Piazza di Stigliano
Local and fairtrade ingredients.
Tel. 0577 345624; closed Tuesday

Ristorante Cateni, Orgia Family-run
Wonderful view from the terrace
Tel. 0577 342028; closed Wednesday

Ristorante Grillo Moro, Sovicille
Tuscan cuisine with excellent meats
Tel. 0577 393533; closed Monday

Trattoria-Pizzeria La Pergola, via Garibaldi 22, Radicondoli
Enjoy the view from the terrace and the Radicondolesi pizza
Tel. 0577 790 717; closed Tuesday

Ristorante Sbarbacipolla, Piazza Bartolomeo Scala 11, Colle Val D’Elsa Good selection of local and organic ingredients and wines
Tel. 0577 926701 or 3397 030331; closed Tuesday evening and all Wednesday

AREA WINERIES

Tuscany is home to some of the world’s most notable wine regions. Famous reds are often based on the Sangiovese grape, whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the region’s best known white. Below you’ll find some local producers recommended by our staff that include small family-run cantinas and those with a focus on sustainability.

Brunello di
Montalcino

Le Potazzine – Montalcino – www.lepotazzine.com
Piombaia – Montalcino – www.piombaia.com
Podere Le Ripi – Montalcino – www.podereleripi.it
Fonterenza – Montalcino – www.fonterenza.it

Rosso and
Nobile di
Montepulciano

Avignonesi – Montepulciano – www.avignonesi.it
Croce di Febo – Montepulciano – www.crocedifebo.com
Il Conventino – Montepulciano – www.ilconventino.it

Chianti

Poggerino – Radda in Chianti – www.poggerino.com
Vignavecchia – Radda in Chianti – www.vignavecchia.com
Vallone di Cecione – Greve in Chianti – www.ilvallonedicecione.it

Vernaccia di
San Gimignano

San Quirico – San Gimignano – www.aziendasanquirico.it
Poggio Alloro – San Gimignano – www.fattoriapoggioalloro.com
Canneta – San Gimignano – www.canneta.com

Other Tuscan
Wines

Colombaia – Colle Val d’Elsa – www.colombaia.it
Stefano Amerighi – Cortona – www.stefanoamerighi.it
Massa Vecchia – Massa Marittima – www.massa-vecchia.com