Tuscany is one of the best places inthe world to go out for dinner. It’s blessed with an abundance of fantastic restaurants serving traditional Tuscan delicacies. Whether you fancy a romantic meal for two, a light bite at a bistro or a hearty meal at a local restaurant, your culinary needs will be met in Tuscany.
Restaurants in Tuscany serve food that isn’t overcomplicated with elaborate sauces, the locals rely on the quality of the fresh local ingredients and the cooking methods they use to make their dishes stand out. Try local dishes including fresh pasta served with truffles, panzanella (bread salad) and Bistecca Fiorentina (T-bone steak).
Most Tuscan restaurants are open between 12.30 - 14.30 and 19.30 - 22.30. At To Tuscany, we have created a list of restaurants our staff, guests and local people have recommended. Check out our top recommendations for local restaurants at all the destinations below.
Osteria Bastarda Rossa
Located in the historical centre of Arcidosso (better to park your car outside the small town), this restaurant has a friendly staff that serves traditional dishes of the Monte Amiata area, such as mushroom soup and capercia (soup with spinach and ricotta cheese). The restaurant takes its name from the famous local red beer made with chestnuts and cereal grains.
Closed on Wednesday.
Via Talassese 94/98
Tel. +39 0564 966299
Casciano di Murlo restaurants
via Campo a Paolo, 31
Casciano di Murlo (SI)
Typical Tuscan restaurant in a lovely setting. The pici pasta are excellent.
La Bottega delle Nane
Donoratico and Cecina restaurants
Ristorante Locanda Roma
Seafood restaurant with good choice of starters and pasta. Friendly atmosphere and good priced.
Via Aurelia 183, Donoratico
57022 Castagneto Carducci (Lu)
Tel: +39 0565 775134
Montecatini Terme restaurants
The ambience is nice and in a typical Tuscan style. The staff is polite and friendly. Highly recommended is their Fiorentina steak.
Via Roma 21, Pieve a Nievole
Montecatini Terme (Pt)
Tel: +39 0572 82132
Restaurant and pizzeria with wood oven, ideal place to stop on a day trip from Roccalbegna to Pitigliano and Sovana.
Via Case Nuove 24, San Martino sul Fiora
Tel. +39 0564 607944
Osteria San Vivaldo
This restaurant has a great atmosphere.
The staff are friendly and casually dressed which gives it a laid back feel. The portions are generous. Recommendation for a main course is Montaione beef stew is outstanding. Good value for money. They don't take cards so make sure you have cash.
Address: Via san vivaldo 21/23, Montaione
Monteverdi Marittimo restaurants
Osteria del Ghiotto
A very cosy small restaurant on the hills behind Bolgheri/San Vincenzo. It's family owned and run. Menu changes according to the season and what is available. Good wine selection and lovely family atmosphere. Remember to book a table!
Via del Lardarel 34, Loc. Canneto, Monteverdi Marittimo (PI)
Tel: +39 056584435
Ristorante La Sosta
Daniela and Silvano warmly welcome you to their lovely restaurant. It is a nice place with good food of excellent quality. Reasonably priced. There is also a good wine list. Try the starter "della sosta" which is really abundant and the herb macaroni.
Piazza Della Chiesa, Pascoso
55060 Pescaglia (Lu)
Tel. +39 0583 357657
In Pontassieve the Giusti sisters, Aurora and Sara, have opened a fantastic wine bar.
Here, as well as local wines, both known and newly discovered, you can find locally made, high quality products such as condiments, jams, cookies, truffles, brandy, spumanti, oils, and also accessories for sommeliers. The Mommo is also a really warm and cozy little place where, it's not only possible to buy wines but you can also have a good drink and some snacks (crostini, pasta salad, cold meats, cheeses).
Address: Via Ghiberti 30, 50065 Pontassieve
Set in a converted barn. This restaurant has creative food and a well stocked local wine list. Especially good is their Tuscan bean soup and the pork with Gorgonzola cheese sauce.
Piazza del Carmine 19/20
Ristorante La Grotta
Small restaurant with typical well cooked dishes. Excellent homemade pasta such as tagliolini and ravioli maremmani (large dumplings filled with spinach and ricotta cheese, topped with different sauces). Good pizza available as well. Closed on Thursday.
Via Amiata, 11
Tel. +39 0564 989112
This is a pizzeria/restaurant in Rufina. Here there are offered simple and tasty dishes, that are also gluten-free. There is also the best pizza in the town.
Piazza Umberto I, 32, 50068 Rufina
San Casciano dei Bagni restaurants
Ristorante La Fontanella
38 Via Roma
53040 S. Casciano dei Bagni (SI)
Tel: +39 057858300
This is a great, Tuscan style, family business with good prices and good quality
Location: Antonio Gramsci 7 - 53048 Sinalunga (Si)
Tel: +39 0577630102
Ristorante La Scesa
Located in in the main piazza in Talamone. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Prices are reasonable. Try the mixed antipasto Gran Tagliere (large board). Pizza and desserts are great. Service is friendly.
Via Garibaldi 11, 58010 Talamone (Gr)
Tel. +39 0564 887185
Ristorante-enotecca Borgo Allegro
Very nice food. Try the pasta, a good steak Florentine or the delicious pork fillet. Friendly staff and a good selection of wines. There is also area outside with tables for the warmer days.
Via Renato Fucini n. 20
50059 Vinci (FI)
Tel +39 0571 567866
Coreglia Antelminelli restaurants
Beautiful and charming restaurant servs tipical Garfagnana food. Friendly but yet professional service. Their prices are very reasonableRead more
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