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Mar 25, 2014 08:59 AM

Tuscany area best dining recommendations

May 2014 trip planning on visiting , staying for lunches, in Montepulciano, Pienza, Arezzo, and Chianti area with day trip stops at Radda, Castellini and Gaiole. Looking for fantastic places to have lunches only. Looking for those great places that possibly give us great vistas and great food.
We are basing our evenings in Greve and need ideas for our dinners(6) in that town as well

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  1. In Castellina, look at the Albergaccio di Castellina for very refined and flavoursome versions of traditional dishes. You can probably eat on the terrace at lunchtime in May.
    For simpler fare, the pizzeria Il Fondaccio in the historic centre of Castellina is excellent, and has a really interesting list of Chiantis at modest prices.

    For Gaiole, I suggest you drive (I'm presuming you're driving based on all of the places you're visiting!) a few miles to Brolio and have lunch at the Osteria at Castello di Brolio. There is a nice terrace depending on the weather, and the food is excellent.