The best restaurants in Chianti
Trattorias, osterias and restaurants with a view, here is where to eat in this beautiful area of Tuscany
Chianti is one of the most beautiful and poetic areas of Tuscany, lying between the cities of Siena and Florence and framed by gentle hills and hillocks that make it unique in every aspect. An area famous for its quality wine but also for its excellent food.
There are many restaurants in which to stop between Greve, Radda, Panzano and Gaiole to taste the most typical Tuscan specialities, below we discover the best in the area not to be missed!
If, on the other hand, you would like to know our selection of restaurants around Florence, click here, while here you will find our selection of the most beautiful wine cellars to eat in Tuscany.
Via XX Luglio, 11
ph. +39 055 852020
Let's start with a real must, the old butcher's shop of Dario Cecchini, the butcher who cooks by praising the passages of Dante. Cecchini does not just mean butcher's shop, but Tuscan meat in all its finest declinations: the Cecchini Panini Truck, the truck with a grill on board. To find it, all you have to do is follow the aroma of the butcher's hamburger and steak cooked on the grill! Then we find the Officina della Bistecca (Steak Workshop), to enjoy a gastronomic experience where the steak is the real protagonist, and finally Solociccia, where you eat 'solociccia' (only steak), according to a set menu and only house wine or a bottle of house wine on the table.
Oltre Il Giardino
Piazza Gastone Bucciarelli, 42
ph. +39 055 852828 - +39 339 8351943
Situated in the Chianti hills, it is the ideal place for all those who love and wish to enjoy excellent traditional Tuscan cuisine. The family-run restaurant has a garden and guarantees that dishes are prepared with respect for ancient flavours. You will delight both the eyes and the palate. The restaurant has a magnificent panoramic terrace where you can enjoy the best dishes of traditional Tuscan cuisine accompanied by excellent wines.
Osteria di Brolio
Località Madonna a Brolio
ph. +39 0577 730 290
Wrapped in the embrace of the Chianti region, the Osteria is the place where flavours, scents, landscapes and intoxications of Tuscany come together. The menu perfectly embodies the spirit of the season and the raw materials are of the highest quality. The result is a cuisine of great balance, where creativity is light and well dosed, while tradition is deeply respected. All to be enjoyed in fine weather on a beautiful terrace surrounded by greenery.
Il Ristorante Il Pievano
Via Spaltenna, 13 - Località Pieve di Spaltenna
ph. +39 0577 749483
At Ristorante Il Pievano, Michelin Star 2017, you will discover how tradition and respect for the products of each season can be combined with flair and originality, in a gastronomic journey with Chef Stelios Sakalis that is worth a trip to Chianti alone. In the game you will recognise the scents of the woods. In the selection of wines the strong character of our grape varieties. Here you will find the authentic flavours of Chianti, so simple and yet so different from anything you have tasted before.
Osteria Il Papavero
Località Barbischio 15
ph. +39 0577 749063
Among the Chianti hills, the restaurant osteria Il Papavero enlivens the small square of the ancient village of Barbischio, situated on a hill overlooking the town of Gaiole in Chianti. The pretty stone terratetto, formerly the village shop, retains its warmth and convivial atmosphere today thanks to the rustic style of the interior and the traditional flavours of the dishes. The rough stone of the walls is the backdrop for the distinctive and colourful works of painter Franco Innocenti. The pleasures of food, interwoven with the charm of art, in the splendid Chianti landscape leave guests with the memory of an unforgettable experience.
Ristoro di Ama
ph. +39 0577 746191
On the piano nobile of the 18th-century Villa Pianigiani, we find the conviviality of Ristoro di Ama. The aim of Marco Pallanti, Castello di Ama's oenologist since 1982, is to create wines that are drinkable, without ever losing sight of the pleasantness of being at table. The Ristoro aims to combine the tasting of great wines with a traditional menu to be discovered in a dream setting.
Casa del Chianti Classico
Circonvallazione Santa Maria, 18
ph. +39 347 251 5832
The eighteenth-century convent adjacent to the Church of Santa Maria al Prato houses the Casa del Chianti Classico, with an exclusive enoteca of Chianti Gallo Nero wines, the bistro Al Convento, which occupies the evocative spaces of the ancient refectory, the cloister and the large terrace overlooking the Chianti hills, a sensorial and informative itinerary dedicated to wine and the history of Chianti Classico, exhibition spaces, and in-depth courses on wine (and more).
La Bottega di Giovannino
Via Roma, 6
ph. +39 0577 738599
A characteristic Wine Bar Osteria with wine bar, located in the historic centre. It offers local products, first courses with fresh pasta, main courses, desserts. Small but cosy, family-run establishment.
Osteria Le Panzanelle
Località Lucarelli, 29
ph. +39 0577 733511
In Lucarelli, very close to Radda in Chianti, we find the Osteria Le Panzanelle, with a traditional menu based on local dishes, but changing according to seasonality. Try the soups and fresh pasta, especially the ravioli and gnudi. Among the main courses, don't miss the peposo, steak and tripe, and to end on a high note the classic cantuccini with vinsanto.
Antica Macelleria Falorni
Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 66
ph. +39 055 853029
Not just a butcher's shop but a place where you can taste all the most typical dishes of the area. The Antica Macelleria Falorni is the perfect place for a food experience that starts in the fields and continues with the butcher's shop, where you can find numerous cuts and preparations already processed, and ends with the bistro in front of the arcades. Here you can sit and enjoy a menu based on the traditional recipes of Tuscan rural cuisine: a menu that ranges from tartare, sandwiches, salads and desserts. All accompanied by a selection of wines by the glass. Just a few minutes' walk from the piazza, we reach the Enoteca Falorni, with its 1,000 labels all to be discovered.
Piazza Matteotti, 80
ph. +39 055 8546372
An osteria with a pleasantly rustic atmosphere and outdoor tables overlooking Greve's main square, Piazza Matteotti. Dishes not to be missed include taglierini with Cinta Senese sauce, Bistecca alla fiorentina, Chianina peposo and stracotto di guancia.
Via di Citille, 4
ph. +39 335 1536335
If you want to dine among the vineyards, Terreno 5 minutes from Greve is the place for you. In spring, summer and autumn you can enjoy tasty and elegant dishes in the cosy dining room or on the spacious terrace. The flavours are genuine and the dishes are paired with Terreno wines with playful creativity. From time to time, there is no lack of more original dishes related to Scandinavian food culture. The ingredients are locally and exclusively Tuscan.
Lamole di Lamole
Via di Lamole
ph. +39 342 091 2853
For a Chianti Classico experience, a visit with tasting in the cellar of the famous Lamole di Lamole estate is a must. After being welcomed in the Salotto di Lamole, we move on to the cellar to admire the Historical Vineyard and the Experimental Vineyard: the technologically advanced winemaking cellar will contrast with the Historical Cellar, where the 'historical memory' of Lamole is kept: the many bottles bear witness to the ageing capacity of the wines born in this village of excellence. The visit ends with the Vinsantaia, where one of the symbolic products of Chianti Classico is slowly refined: Vinsanto. This is followed by a tasting of four wines paired with small samples of typical products.
Via Citille, 43 - Greti
ph. +39 055 933 2941
A meeting place in the heart of our Chianti Classico. Vitique is a journey of exploration into the world of wine and contemporary Italian cuisine. Simplicity, authenticity and a vocation for all that is beautiful and good. The restaurant menu also offers three tasting courses, while the bistro is only open for lunch and invites you to a simpler, less demanding experience.