Where to Eat and Drink
For those in search of world class haute cuisine, Arnolfo
is the place. Regional dishes are given a creative spin. Albicocche, mandorle e gelato alla lavanda
- Apricots, almonds and lavender ice cream is a real treat. The surrounding landscape of hills and cypresses will add to the unforgettable dining experience. Make sure you reserve (tel. 0577 920549; www.arnolfo.com
; Via XX Settembre 50/52; closed 22nd Jan- 4th Mar and 30th Jul- 12th Aug and Tue, Wed, Christmas Eve and New Year midday).
The renowned Il Cardinale
serves its regional dishes in a classically decorated dining hall ( tel. 0577 923453; www.chiantiturismo.com
; Via Piemonte 10; open 9th Apr-1st Nov).Molino il Moro
focuses on Mediterranean cuisine. It´s décor is particularly charming- An original brick mill decorated with ancient farming tools (tel. 0577 920862; www.dolcitradizionitoscane.it
; Via della Ruota 2/4; closed Mon and Tue lunch). L'Antica Trattoria
is inspired by tradition and Tuscan delights served in the classic way. In the summertime you can sit outside in the square (tel. 0577 923747; Piazza Arnolfo 23; closed 23rd Dec-10th Jan and 23rd-31st Aug and Tue).