Where to Eat and Drink
The Enoteca Toscana
offers tastings and you can also buy a wide variety of wines here (tel. 0577 73 88 45; Via Roma 29).
Dishes prepared according to the local tradition and served with appropriate local wines are served at Casa Fratti
. Choose to eat either indoors or outdoors (tel. 0577 740621; www.casafrassi.it
; località Casafrassi; Castellina in Chianti; open Apr-Oct).
Elegance, fie artwork and regional dishes and wines are combined at Villa Casalecchi
. Only open for dinner (tel.0577 740240; www.villacasalecchi.i
t; località Casalecchi, Castellina in Chianti; open Mar-Nov- closed Tue). Albergaccio di Castellina
’s offers diners delicious Tuscan dishes created with genuine local products which the chef has transformed with her creative touch. Wood and stone provide a rustic but elegant ambiance. The Gnocchi di patate e zafferano al sugo di musetto di vitellone e sfoglie di carciofo croccanti
: Saffron potato gnocchi in veal sauce with crunchy artichoke comes highly recommended. (tel. 0577 741042 ; Via Fiorentina 63, Castellina in Chianti; www.albergacciocast.com
; closed Sun and lunch Wed and Thu).
Head for La Perla del Palazzo
to learn about the regional flavours and wines of Chianti (tel. 0577 739270 ; www.palazzoleopoldo.it
; Via Roma 33; Radda in Chianti; closed 7th Jan-28th Feb- Apr-Oct; closed Wed).
Your delicious meal will be even more enjoyable enjoyed on the terrace at this magical site with fabulous views. Try Badia a Coltibuono
a long-standing old abbey. (tel. 0577 749031; www.coltibuono.com
; località Coltibuono, Gaiole in Chianti; open 10th Mar-10th Nov; closed Mon with the exception of May-Oct).ll Pievano
serves regional specialities in a marvellous dining hall in the cloister romantically lit only by candles. Local wines are host (tel. 0577 749483; www.spaltenna.it
; località Spaltenna 13, Gaiole in Chianti; open Apr- 5th Nov).