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Aug 22, 2013 02:59 AM

Chianti Region- San Gimignano

We are staying in a Villa near San Gimignano and are looking for recommendations for Tuscany. We have two days for wine tasting in Greve, and Gaiole and a sightseeing day in Siena.

Here are some places we've reserved.
Agriturismo Il Vecchio Maneggi (dinner)
Enoteca Fuoripiazza (lunch)
Dinner- ?
Osteria del Castello (lunch)
Podere Poggio Alloro (wine tasting and dinner)

There are few wineries we've already reserved in specific areas that I haven't listed.

However couple dinners are open and need to be reserved. I am having a hard time deciding between Cum Quibus, Taverna BIbbiano, and Agriturismo Poderi Arcangelo. We are doing Poderi's wine tasting on Thursday. Should we stay for dinner? (We want to stay near San Gimignano for dinner since there will be plenty of wine consumed at dinner.)

Essentially we want nonna's cooking with traditional flavors, nothing modern or fancy.

Any feedback on the places I've already reserved would be great and suggestions on dinners near San G. also. Thank you!

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  1. I live not too far from where you will be staying. I am in Certaldo.
    One of the BEST meals in San Gimignano is at Dorando' a slow food restaurant hidden away on a back alley ( but not NONNA) I run culinary tours and this is always a winner with the group!

    Another smaller place I adore is Osteria del Carcere just down from the main square in San Gimignano, with the well.

    Another FAVORITE is the restaurant at I Latini hotel on the road from San Gimignano down to Certaldo. it is my Italian husbands favorite restaurant to go to on out nights out.

    Don't miss the gelato from Sergio Dondoli in the same square. He is the coach for the Gelato team for the Pastry Olympics!

    1. that said- for nonna's cooking, probably agriturismo's are the best. someone's mom will be cooking for you!

      The Podere Arcangelo is in a great location on top of a hill.
      ( i buy my olive oil from the cooperative at the bottom of the hill.
      But their oil is great too!

      1. You would probably enjoy Judy/Diva's new app call Chianti Food and Wine. It's hot off the presses (are there presses anymore?)

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