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November 27, 2020

All starred restaurants in Tuscany 2021

Among absolute new entries and great classics, we introduce you to all the restaurants included in the new Michelin Guide 2021

Rain of stars on Tuscany. According to the 2021 edition of the Michelin Red Guide, the guide most consulted by gourmets and lovers of good food and beautiful hours spent at the table in environments that invite to taste and relax also on an aesthetic level. 
By province, there are a total of 11 starred restaurants in Florence, Lucca and Siena (with the curious record of Castelnuovo Berardenga: 3 starred restaurants in a small town), 6 in Grosseto, 1 each for Arezzo, Livorno and Pistoia.

Arnolfo - Colle Val d'Elsa ** (confirmed) 
A confirmation Gaetano Trovato. The rooms, elegant and welcoming, are those of a former private residence of the XVII century. Enchanting the panoramic terrace to enjoy during the summer. The cellar is in the hands of the chef's brother, Giovanni Trovato.

Bracali - Massa Marittima ** (confirmed) 
Situated in the heart of the metalliferous hills, in Massa Marittima, an ancient country restaurant that hides a private place full of details inside. A restaurant impeccably run by the two Bracali brothers, who divide the room and the kitchen. In any season of the year a stop in this restaurant is worth the trip thanks to Luca, the elder brother, master of ceremonies and great wine connoisseur, and Francesco, self-taught chef, both art lovers.

Cain - Montemerano ** (confirmed) 
She is the creature of Valeria Piccini, chef and woman of enormous gastronomic sensitivity and obstinacy, supported - now - by the precious contribution of her son Andrea. The "creed" of this great cook lies in the desire to allow her guest to understand exactly what she is eating, avoiding adopting techniques that are too extreme or products that are not up to standard.

Little Prince - Viareggio ** (confirmed) 
Intimate and welcoming environments, open every day of the year to offer all lovers of fine cuisine the inimitable taste of exclusive creative recipes by chef Giuseppe Mancino. Delights to be enjoyed wrapped in a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere: an experience made unforgettable by excellent service.

Atman at Villa Rospigliosi - Lamporecchio * (confirmed) 
A modern kitchen, that of chef Marco Cahssai, where research and tradition coexist in a unique location, the seventeenth-century papal residence, surrounded by a splendid garden, which alone is worth a visit to Lamporecchio.

Bistrot - Forte dei Marmi * (confirmed) 
A unique experience with the taste of the sea. Open kitchen, elegant rooms with a design inspired by the colonial style and a cool summer terrace where you can taste the dishes while listening to jazz music. In the cellar you can book exclusive private dinners. Chef Andrea Mattei is in the kitchen.

Butterfly - Marlia * (confirmed)
Wonderful nineteenth century farmhouse divided into small rooms that allow dinners in peace and privacy. During the summer the well-kept garden is also laid out for guests. In the kitchen the chef Fabrizio Girasoli, since 2008 Michelin star.

Castello di Fighine - San Casciano dei Bagni * (confirmed) 
The menu is the result of the happy synergy between tristellato chef Heinz Beck and a young and talented chef from Campania, Antonio Romano. The view from the restaurant's terraces, covered with roses and wisteria, is magnificent.

Franco Mare - Marina di Pietrasanta * (new) 
A new star and a new restaurant that will become even more cult in Marina di Pietrasanta. Davide Stefanini's Franco Mare with the talented Lombard chef Alessandro Ferrarini is a real place to be in Versilia and beyond. Predominantly fish-based, the cuisine satisfies the palate with classic dishes that focus on the highest quality fish without getting lost in artificial technicalities. At midday the restaurant Il Corallo provides sea front service; for gourmet lunch it is necessary to book.

Gabbiano 3.0 - Marina di Grosseto * (new)
A return trip that inaugurates the beginning of a new adventure: chef Alessandro Rossi rediscovers his beloved Tuscany, blends his already rich experience of the territory with the enthusiastic discovery of the coast, and signs with his distinctive style the new course of the "gastronomic restaurant" Gabbiano 3.0. The result is a menu that combines gourmet research and fresh simplicity in a satisfying and surprising sensorial exploration. 

I Salotti, Hotel Il Patriarca - Chiusi * (confirmed) 
Restaurant of Villa Il Patriarca, a sublime synthesis between the gastronomy of Tuscany and the culture of its territory, reinterpreted in a modern key by chef Katia Maccari. One Michelin star.

I'Ciocio - Suvereto * green (new) 
I'Ciocio - Suvereto * green (new) 
In the beautiful scenery of the old town centre, organic products and 0 km for a cuisine linked to the territory. The Chef and Patron, Fabrizio Caponi, lets into his kitchen almost exclusively products coming from organic farms, bearers of flavours and scents that remain in the heart and memory of anyone who sits at one of his tables.

Il Giglio - Lucca * (confirmed)
In a beautiful eighteenth-century building, the Giglio has been in existence since 1979, but the management entrusted to three young boys and girls, Stefano Terigi, Lorenzo Stefanini and Benedetto Rullo, dates back a few years ago. It is - in fact - a team history - that of the three chef friends gathered together in the relaunch of this restaurant in one of the many squares in the historic centre of the enchanting Lucca. 

Il Pellicano - Porto Ercole * (confirmed)
In this elegant hotel in Porto Ercole, Chef Michelino Gioia's cuisine is always a surprise, filling all five senses with joy. The hall of the Michelin star restaurant is a large veranda overlooking the sea. 

Il Pievano, Castello di Spaltenna - Gaiole in Chianti * (confirmed) 
In the fascinating, romantic atmosphere of a thousand-year-old convent, whether you dine in the hall of the popes or at the tables set in the charming inner courtyard, you will be - as usual - in the reassuring hands of a young chef of Greek origin. A long-time lover of Tuscan cuisine, Chef Chef Stelios Sakalis, will offer you a brilliant essay, including refined presentation, a remarkable search for products (especially among local breeders) and the ability to "translate" everything in a delicate and balanced way.

L'Asinello - Castelnuovo Berardenga * (confirmed) 
L'Asinello is located in Villa a Sesta, in the municipality of Castelnuovo Berardenga. The high quality of the products and dishes on the menu and the excellent management of the room have been awarded by the Michelin Guide. The recognition of absolute value that comes from the bestseller of the restaurant is also the result of the work carried out by the chef and owner Senio Venturi.

La Bottega del 30 - Castelnuovo Berardenga * (confirmed) 
You could make a film with the story of Hélène Stoquelet. A Parisian girl who, having won a competition as a teacher in Siena, meets love and becomes chef of the first starred restaurant in Chianti, La Bottega del 30.

La Magnolia Hotel Byron - Forte dei Marmi * (confirmed) 
The name of Michelin star chef, Cristoforo Trapani, is a guarantee to the cooker thanks to his creative reinterpretation of local ingredients. You can eat in an exclusive environment by the pool, even when the weather is bad, thanks to the outdoor cover. 

La Pineta - Marina di Bibbona * (confirmed)
Since '96, a point of reference in Italian catering with a splendid location by the sea. We are on the beach of Marina di Bibbona, on the edge of the pine forest with Marina di Cecina. There used to be a little boat on stilts, next to the La Pineta bathroom, and the restaurant is still called La Pineta. Yna beautiful room overlooking the sea, the naval furnishings, the dark parquet. In the kitchen and in the dining room the direct heirs of the great Luciano Zazzeri: his sons Daniele, starred chef in the kitchen, and Andrea, in the dining room. 

The Tower at Castello del Nero - Tavarnelle Val di Pesa * (confirmed) 
Giovanni Luca Di Pirro is the executive chef of La Torre restaurant and f&b manager of the entire prestigious Castello del Nero resort. The ingredients to hit the target are all there, starting with the competence and professionalism of a thirty-year career, the pleasure of cooking, the fine palate and the love of good food. And then, no less important, a character without a touch, ready even to question himself if necessary.

The Three Virtues - Scarperia * green (new) 
The restaurant inside the Tenuta Le Tre Virtù, directed by Executive Chef Antonello Sardi, offers gourmet cuisine that reinterprets traditional Tuscan dishes. Nature, genuine love and bond with the territory enhance its cuisine: quality and freshness of raw materials and only Tuscan excellence.

Linfa - San Gimignano * (new) 
Today the town of San Gimignano has become a food destination of respect thanks also to Linfa, a creative restaurant created by chef Alberto Sparacino, born in '84, which has become with time a space of expressions of talent. The aim of the restaurant is precisely to extract the lifeblood from its young team; in fact, Linfa is synonymous with vitality and energy. The aim is to develop a new idea of Italian cuisine with oriental influences, working on national and international geographical "diversity". 

Lorenzo - Forte dei Marmi * (confirmed) 
Now a legend, both for Versilia and Italy: excellent fish, attentive service and a cellar with more than a thousand labels. Its mayonnaise prepared in the dining room is very famous. A Michelin star is a guarantee for everything.

Lunasia - Viareggio * (confirmed) 
In the glamorous atmosphere of the Lunasia restaurant, starred chef Luca Landi offers the opportunity to live a gastronomic experience at the highest level, through a mix of classicism and innovation, aesthetics and flavour, colours and fragrances that transform every course into an authentic work of culinary art.

Lux Lucis Hotel Principe - Forte dei Marmi * (confirmed) 
Inside the Principe Forte dei Marmi hotel, a lift will take you to the roof garden, where the view of the coast is enchanting and, with a bit of luck, so are the sunsets. From here you move into the lounge, preceded by the open kitchen. Originally from the hills of Modena, chef Valentino Cassanelli loves to spread a few Emilian inserts here and there.

Meo Modo, Hotel Borgo Santo Pietro - Chiusdino * (confirmed) 
In the restaurant inside the Relais Borgo Santo Pietro, starred chef Andrea Mattei has successfully taken the philosophy of "the kitchen garden" to a new level of refined cuisine.

Osteria di Passignano - Tavarnelle Val di Pesa * (confirmed) 
It is part of the Antinori universe. The tavern bears the name and attention to traditional cuisine, but it is actually an elegant restaurant within ancient walls, located next to the Badia di Passignano, founded in the 11th century. Chef Nicola Damiani is in the kitchen.

Osteria Perillà - Rocca d'Orcia * (confirmed) 
The Michelin-starred chef Marcello Corrado offers a cuisine of quality and research, which uses the ingredients of the territory - starting from those produced on his own farm -, giving new life and perspective to traditional Italian recipes, especially Tuscan and central-southern recipes.

Poggio Rosso - Borgo San Felice, Castelnuovo Berardenga * (new)
The roster of the best restaurants in Tuscany is enriched with this treasure trove of traditional flavours and fragrances that are reinterpreted in an international key by the Executive Chef Juan Camilo Quintero, discovering an authentic gastronomic journey but with a strong sense of innovation.  

Relais Il Falconiere - Cortona * (confirmed) 
An address not to be missed for lovers of Tuscan cuisine, who find here great meats, flavoured with spices (we are in a locality of Cortona, where pepper is a great cult) and aromatic herbs. In the kitchen, star chef Silvia Baracchi, who proudly declares herself Etruscan.

Roman - Viareggio * (confirmed) 
Famous restaurant that celebrated in 2016 fifty years of activity with its Michelin star, the oldest in Versilia. The cuisine of the Franceschini family is a concentrate of quality and essentiality, looking to the sea with intriguing incursions into the flavours of the land. 

Sala dei Grappoli - Castello Banfi - Montalcino * (new)
Located in the shadow of the medieval castle of Poggio alle Mura, now known as Castello Banfi, the Sala dei Grappoli is a new Michelin discovery. Chef Domenico Francone leads his brigade through a spectacular open kitchen, the restaurant is enriched with a splendid terrace overlooking the walls of the historic castle, where the view opens onto the wonderful Val d'Orcia, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Il Silene - Seggiano * (confirmed) 
Great tradition, native products, perfect union between the energy of modernity and the timeless elegance of tradition signed by chef Roberto Rossi. Excellent first courses and meats, with some fish dishes, all seasoned with home-produced oil, herbs and vegetables from his own garden.

Trattoria di Enrico Bartolini, Tenuta la Badiola - Castiglione della Pescaia * (confirmed) 
Another creature of the chef from record stars (9 in all Italy) Enrico Bartolini, elegant gourmet osteria, immersed in the wonderful Tenuta la Badiola, dedicated to the most authentic cuisine of the area interpreted with creativity and lightness for an immediate, yet refined palate experience.


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