Italy is a safe haven for food and wine lovers from all over the world and we take pride in our continuous strive towards culinary excellence. If you’re planning a trip to central Italy, you’ll find your share of options, but here’s our list of Best restaurants in Tuscany that might come in handy – especially if you’re looking for some Dievole wine to pair with our region’s must-try delicacies.
Get ready to add a hole to your belt – it’s gonna be a delicious and unforgettable trip!
Ristorante Enoteca Giovanni
Meet Giovanni himself, serving food and wine at your table!
Since 1967, this restaurant/wine bar offers both seafood and steak menus paired with an amazing winelist (which naturally includes our Chianti Classico wines!). Its relaxing ambience makes it a great place for families and couples after an intense day of SPA treatments at the world-renowned Montecatini thermal waters. Homemade cookies and coffee are said to be the perfect finish to a delicious meal. Giovanni’s wife and staff will make you feel at home
Via G. Garibaldi 25/27 – 51016 Montecatini Terme (PT)
Tel. 0572-71695 – closed monday
Ristorante La Lancia d’Oro
A beautiful setting for an al fresco lunch in the heart of Arezzo
Nestled in the centre of Arezzo, shielded by the Vasarian Loggias of Piazza Grande, one of the city’s most beautiful squares. La Lancia D’Oro is renowned for its high quality cuisine. Each dishes is prepared with local seasonal produce and ingredients. White tableclothes, floral decor and elegant interiors make this a great place for candlelit dinners. Both bread and pasta are handmade on a daily basis. We suggest trying their pappardelle with ragù sauce paired with a glass of our Chianti Classico!
Piazza Grande, 18 – 52100 Arezzo
La Taverna di San Giuseppe
If you want to venture towards the area of Siena, this is one of those Tuscany Restaurants you don’t want to miss! La Taverna di San Giuseppe offers the unique experience of dining inside a centuries-old hand-sculpted tuff cave. Succulent aromas of truffle and meat flutter about this lovely and unpretentious inn located just a few steps away from Siena’s picturesque Piazza del Campo, open every day at lunch and dinnertime. The owners, Marco and Matteo, are long-time clients of Dievole and their wine-cellar is considered one of the best in town (over 600 labels!). The courteous and attentive staff offers superb pairing advice and the menu blends tradition and creativity.
Via Duprè, 132 – 53100 Siena
Tel. 0577-42286 – closed Sunday
Osteria Le Logge
Once a pharmacy (it still displays some of the original medicine cabinets!), this restaurant is located in Siena’s piazza del Campo and is one of the best restaurants in Tuscany. First owned by spouses Gianni and Laura Brunelli – who opened it in 1977 – its management has now been handed down to Mirco Vigni who forwards Gianni’s legacy with passion. A personal favorite among star-spangled actors (You can spot portraits of George Clooney, Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise on the walls), their open kitchen gives a modern touch to the traditional Tuscan ambience. Indulge yourself in their 100% Italian menu that changes on a daily basis and overpasses regional boundaries offering not only Tuscan specialities but also cheeses from Val D’Aosta, fragrant saffron risotto, fresh fish and an international wine list. The chef, Nico Atrigna, has been working at the Osteria since 2002 and playfully mixes western and eastern flavours in his exquisitely arranged dishes. Osteria Le Logge is the perfect setting for a romantic candle-lit dinner.
Via del Porrione, 33 – 53100 Siena
They have a whole altar dedicated to wine! Now that’s what we call devotion!
Located in front of the sanctuary of Santa Caterina, patron saint of Siena, this is a true gem and one of the best restaurants in Tuscany. Taste typical Siena cuisine in a cozy ambience that combines rustic and modern feel. Perfection is assured, from the hors d’oeuvres to the wine-list, where our Chianti Classico wines are included.
Via delle Terme, 79 – 53100 Siena
Tel. 0577-236568 – closed on tuesday
There are so many reasons why you should visit Florence – and food is one of them. Located in the ancient Palazzo delle Seggiole, in this restaurant and finely refurbished wine bar you can enjoy a unique atmosphere magically suspended between Middle Age and Renaissance. The dining room is located in a former 1200s kitchen, with a wonderful stone fireplace that will send you spinning back in time with the help of a hearty glass of wine and a plate of delicious food.
Via delle Seggiole, 12 – 50122 Firenze
La Bottega del Buon Caffé
live brick walls and soft seating: the keys to creating a wonderful cozy ambience
La Bottega del Buon Caffé is all about quality. Conceived by renowned international designer, Jeanette Thottrup, the restaurant interior seamlessly combines the very finest elements of both classic and contemporary design. Michelin starred Chef Antonello Sardi and sommelier Vito Angelilli will make sure that your experience is superb, with astute pairings and beautifully executed seasonal dishes prepared with self-produced fruits and vegetables. When the weather allows it, la Bottega del Buon Caffè also offers al-fresco dining beneath the magical shadows of the medieval tower of San Niccolò. If you’re looking for a lunch menu with a twist, try their three-course special. If you want something more intimate, private dining can also be arranged.
Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini, 69r – 50125 Firenze
Borgo San Jacopo
Who could resist such a wonderful view?
Luxury ahoy! Perched over the Arno river, this fine dining restaurant offers a unique vantage point of Ponte Vecchio and is definitely one of the best restaurants in Tuscany. Michelin-starred Chef Peter Brunel offers fresh cutting-edge inventions on a daily basis that you can pair with one of the 800 labels of their wine cellar. Keep an eye out for their special events -monthly themed dinner event “Spoon” is the talk of the town!
Borgo San Jacopo, 62/r – 50125 Firenze
The colors, the décor… One of the best restaurants in Tuscany indeed!
Just a few steps away from the awe-inspiring Santa Croce Church in Florence, Cucina Torcicoda is a multifaceted food hub where you can find everything, from pizza to gourmet cuisine, artisanal ice-cream and traditional meals. Excellence stands at its very foundation and this is why Dievole wines are included in the restaurants select wine – list.
Via Torta, 5/r – 50122 Firenze
Tel. 055-2654329 – Closed mondays
La Petite Cuisine
Carrara is a lovely town renowned for its marble quarries which supplied the materials to build Michelangelo’s David and the breathtaking Duomo of Siena. La Petite Cuisine’s speciality is seafood – their tartare and risottos are to die for! They also serve deliciously fresh raw fish filets, beautifully displayed on translucent salt plates. We suggest pairing these delicacies with a glass of Dievole White wine Le Due Arbie.
Via Verdi, 4 – 54033 Carrara
Tel. 0585-70226 – Closed sundays