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.
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
Osteria della cucina pololare, Via Gracco del Secco, 86, 53034 Colle di Val d’Elsa Tel. 0577 921796; Closed on Tuesday
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.