The restaurant at Dievole, known as “Ristorante Novecento,” owes its name to our Chianti Classico Riserva, founded in 1990 to celebrate the Estate’s 900th anniversary. It is located on the ground floor of the villa.
Open Monday to Sunday at both lunch and dinner, this restaurant near Siena offers a cuisine based on seasonal ingredients, and select delicacies from local producers with whom we interact directly whenever possible.
During the summer period, from June to September, guests can enjoy lunch and dinner outside in the beautiful “Aione,” the historic, tiled courtyard bordered by the fragrant rose garden. In the winter, dining service moves indoors to the warm and inviting rooms of the restaurant inside the late 18th-century villa, where guests can experience the flavours and fragrances of traditional Tuscan cuisine, reinterpreted with a contemporary flair.
Wild edible greens, hand-picked in the nearby fields by chef Monika Filipinska, ancient grains and stone-ground flours, vegetables, fresh seasonal fruit, honey and local cheese, as well as extra-virgin olive oil and wine produced at Dievole: these are the ingredients that make our dishes delicious, healthy and well-balanced, that celebrate and exalt the culinary tradition of our territory.
In our Tuscan restaurant you will find traditional local cuisine but lightened with a modern touch and plated with precision. The menu, which changes monthly, always offers a range of antipasti, primi and secondi to satisfy different diets and tastes. Filled pasta and creamy risotto, meat cooked to perfection and the freshest fish can always be found on the menu, as well as exciting and flavourful vegetarian options. The kitchen is, of course, particularly attentive to special diets and allergies and is able to accomodate them upon notice.
On the ground floor of the main villa is the Lounge Bar at Dievole. Particularly in autumn, it has maintained its original purpose as a gathering space on the estate. Today, our guests come here before dinner to enjoy a glass of wine comfortably seated on the lounge’s many couches and armchairs.
Over the centuries, this is where employees coming back from the countryside would gather after a day of work, keeping the best of the season in the wonderful terracotta silos. For the farmers, it was a place to come together like a large family and listen to tales of the goings-on that day.
Next to the restaurant is the Giardino del Tasso, a pleasant green space with a view on the properties vines, olive trees and wooded areas. This garden is named for a centuries-old “tasso” tree – European Yew – that offers shade to those who wish to enjoy an aperitivo or light snack here, overlooking the typical landscape of Chianti Classico.