The best, the most stylish and the most exciting
Le Panzanelle is an old building in Radda in Chianti, restored in 2002. Two girls, Nada and Silvia – “Le Panzanelle” are behind this project, alongside their partners, Paolo and Luigi. Each of the four has brought their own experience from very different fields to the table. The restaurant has developed over the years but the management is familiar and the cuisine, although added to over the years with new influences, is still traditional, like nonna used to make. A Tuscan menu that changes about once a month, with seasonal ingredients and great classics like steak. Even the wine menu has a wealth of choices, with some 300 labels including sparkling, whites and reds, including varieties from outside the region as well as a few labels from outside Italy.
“If wine was not so important, then Jesus wouldn’t have made it his first miracle!” This is the motto of restaurant and wine bar Mal’avvezzi which, with its usual Tuscany spirit invites us to take a journey into the pleasure of food and wine. Just a short distance from Florence, in Tavarnuzze Impruneta I Mal’avvezzi awaits you – a dynamic restaurant where you can stop for lunch, an aperitif or dinner accompanied by one of the most prestigious cellars in the area. There are some 400 labels from all of the most important growing areas on the planet, available both for sale or from the menu, to accompany typical local produce and dishes prepared with carefully sourced and selected ingredients.
Ristorante – Locanda Garzelli
An Art Nouveau villa from the late 19th century, overlooking the sea from the Tyrrhenian coast of the tiny bay of Quercianella, a thrilling destination for those seeking relaxation, excellent cuisine and breath-taking sunsets. The restaurant is both elegant and romantic: jazz piano and candlelight create a unique, timeless atmosphere. Specialities include seafood crudités, Cacciucco alla livornese (fish stew), fish baked in salt, and express pasta dishes made with the day’s catch, and homemade desserts. A packed cellar offers a wide choice of wines and sparkling wines covering the whole area.