The Best Restaurants in Chianti

The Best Restaurants in Chianti

The picturesque region of Chianti is well known for its unique landscape, world-famous wine, and extraordinary cuisine, which reflects the area's rich history and culinary traditions. With so many exceptional options to choose from, we have handpicked the best Michelin-starred, fine-dining, and traditional restaurants that Chianti has to offer, all of which showcase the region's fresh and locally sourced ingredients nestled within scenic locations in and around Chianti. Read on to learn more about the region's best-loved restaurants in one of Italy's most breathtaking destinations.

Michelin-starred Restaurants in Chianti

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Arnolfo - Colle di Val d'Elsa (SI)
This 2 Michelin-star restaurant has recently moved to a new and ultra-modern site, where the iron and glass structure allows the clients to fully enjoy the wonderful surrounding landscape. At Arnolfo, you can taste superb contemporary Italian cuisine, and an excellent vegetarian menu.

Ristorante La Torre - Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (FI)
La Torre is a 1 Michelin-star restaurant where you will find dishes made with the finest Tuscan ingredients, sourced from local farmers or directly from the Estate’s organic garden. During summer, the terrace is the perfect spot for enjoying a dinner overlooking the verdant landscape of Chianti.

Osteria Di Passignano - Passignano (FI)
The Osteria di Passignano is a 1 Michelin star restaurant that is part of the Antinori Family, located in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, nestled among prestigious vineyards. It also hosts the barrel cellar of the best Chiantis wines. The seasonal and modern menu is focussed on the products from the Culinary Garden, and the wine list is amazing.

Il Pievano - Gaiole in Chianti (SI)
This 1 Michelin-starred restaurant is located in a suggestive thousand-year-old convent within the complex of the Castle of Spaltenna. At Il Pievano, you can enjoy refined Tuscan cuisine with influences from the rest of Italy. All the selected ingredients are top quality, and the wine selection includes wines of their own production.

La Bottega Del 30 - Loc. Villa a Sesta (SI)
La Bottega Del 30 is a 1 Michelin-starred restaurant located in an enchanting hamlet - Villa  Sesta - and its cuisine is based on a pleasant simplicity, which reflects the Tuscan spirit. In summer, you can dine in the internal courtyard or at one of the outdoor tables from where you can enjoy the sunset.

L’Asinello - Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI)
L’Asinello is a small family-run restaurant where modern, refined cuisine is closely linked to local products. In summer, the fantastic outdoor garden will allow you to enjoy the Tuscan experience fully. L'Asinello gained its first 1 Michelin star in 2019 and has maintained it since.

Poggio Rosso - Loc. San Felice (SI)
This 1 Michelin Star restaurant is part of Borgo San Felice, an ancient village converted into a Relais Chateaux. In Poggio Rosso, the young chef Juan Quintero, who originates from Colombian origins, offers a Tuscan menu with South American influences. Many products used in the kitchen come from the Orto Felice the vegetable garden.

Linfa - San Gimignano (SI)
Linfa is a colourful 1 Michelin Star restaurant in San Gimignano’s old town. Here chef Vincenzo Martella offers land and sea dishes, presented with particular attention to aesthetics, in continuity with the contemporary works of art that decorate the walls. At Linfa, you will also find a very professional and friendly service.

Restaurants in Greve and Northern Chianti

Spiral stairs at Cantina Antinori in Chianti

Rinuccio 1180
Located on the roof of the suggestive Antinori winery, restaurant Rinuccio 1180 offers a breathtaking view over the soft rolling Tuscan hills and vineyards. Menus are seasonal and accompanied by a wide selection of the Antinori family’s wines.

Trattoria del Pesce
For almost 40 years, Trattoria del Pesce has excelled in an almost impossible feat: bringing excellent fish dishes to the heart of Chiant, definitely offering a valid alternative to traditional Tuscan cuisine.

Ristoro di Lamole
Ristoro di Lamole offers classic Italian cuisine and a fantastic view over the Chianti hills. The wine list is also carefully selected, and the staff transmits all of its passion to the clients.

Giovanni da Verrazzano
Giovanni da Verrazzano is known for its terrace overlooking Greve’s main square, Tuscan dishes cooked by tradition, and delicious grilled meat. 

Restaurants in Castellina and the Surroundings

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Osteria di Fonterutoli
Owned by Marchesi Mazzei for more than 6 centuries, the estate of Fonterutoli produces the renowned brand of Chianti Classico. The Osteria di Fonterutoli is a contemporary Tuscan country restaurant, with an expansive al fresco terrace that offers a view through olive trees and vines. The menu is traditional and seasonal, with particular attention to the wild game.

Taverna Squarcialupi
At Taverna Squarcialupi, you will find traditional cuisine prepared with great care, homemade bread and pasta baked with grains from the farm, and a terrace with a splendid view.

Antica trattoria La Torre
This restaurant is located in the main square of Castellina and is known for its authentic and traditional Tuscan food. Antica Trattoria la Torre has been run by the same family since its opening in 1922, and the recipes - such as the one for the homemade pasta - have been handed down for generations.

Restaurants in Radda in Chianti and the Surroundings

Volpaia hamlet - main square

Osteria di Volpaia   
Located in the Volpaia Hamlet, with a terrace overlooking the main square, Osteria di Volpaia is the restaurant of the Volpaia Estate, renewed for its award-winning wine production. The menu is traditional and well-executed, and the wine selection comprehends all the best bottles of the Estate.

Antica Macelleria Cecchini
Born as a butcher shop, Antica Macelleria Cecchini became famous worldwide when Dario Cecchini - the founder - started in the restaurant business; you also might have seen his documentary on Chef Table. Here you will find three different locals and a food truck, covering a wide range of culinary experiences: from hamburgers and street food to fine dining, each rigorously focussing on meat.

Osteria Le Panzanelle
Osteria le Panzanelle is a small and traditional restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. The food is simple but excellent, made with local fresh ingredients. Perfect for a lunch or a meal before returning home after a day touring around.

Restaurants in Gaiole and the Southern Chianti

Restaurant table, internal view

Badia A Coltibuono
Badia A Coltibuno is a typical Chianti restaurant located in a former abbey: here, you will find handmade fresh pasta, traditional local meats such as lamb or rabbit, and local raw ingredients. During the hotter months you can enjoy your meals outdoors under a bower of climbing roses and wisteria.

La Taverna Di Vagliagli
La Taverna di Vagliagli is a great rustic trattoria, where you will find Tuscan dishes and excellent meat. During winter, you can sit by a cosy fireplace, while in summer, there is a lovely courtyard from which you can dine.

Osteria L'Orciaia
This characteristic little place is located in a Sixteenth-century building, and serves typical Tuscan food made with fantastic natural ingredients. At Osteria L'Orciaia you can’t miss the terrace and its exceptional view.

Chianti has lots to offer its visitors: charming hamlets, excellent food, and superb wines. If you want to know more about this area, please read our Chianti travel guide.

And if you are looking for the perfect villa to rent in Chianti, visit our website, and start planning your dream vacation. Our experts at Salogi are on hand to assist you with our range of tuscany villas. 

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