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All 33 Gaiole in Chianti Restaurants

Ristorante Malborghetto

Via Monteluco 4 | Lecchi, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 746201
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel (Castello di Spaltenna) and what a stroke of luck! Best meal we had in Chianti. Very attentive service, incredible food and fantastic wine selection. The soups, meats and pasta dishes are all fantastic. Hidden gem in a small little town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

As previous reviewers have mentioned, we also found this restaurant by chance as we were filing in time before we could access our accomodation towards Radda. We had a terrific lunch - the duck sauce on pasta was a standout, so much so that we returned twice more for lunch and dinner and enjoyed this dish again! The steak with... More

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Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I first visited this little gem 3 years ago on holiday with a large group. Last night I was back there for an intimate meal for 2. Simone is the perfect host whatever the occasion. The restaurant was full and I would guess everyone was making a return visit, not easy as it's tucked out of the way in a... More

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Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We took cooking class from Simone and it was really great! The food tasted so good and he taught us wine pairing as well. It was 180 euros for 2 people and totally worth it.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

An absolute MUST! Simone, chef and owner of Malborghetto Restaurant, is the main reason I signed up for TripAdvisor. Simone was an incredibly talented and patient chef; answering all questions we had. He and the staff were extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. My wife (who rarely [never] cooks) and I left full, tipsy, and inspired to cook more often back home... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I nearly don't want to share how incredible this wee gem of a restaurant is! My second time here, brought my husband to enjoy Simone's cook school. Spend the morning preparing an italian dinner then sit and enjoy with wines picked specially by Simone. If you have a car and are in Tuscany you would be foolish to miss this.... More

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Saint-Prex, Vaud, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We found this place by accident and it was one of the best discoveries of our many trips to Tuscany. The food was absolutely fantastic. The chef spent time chatting to the guests and had a great sense of warmth and enthusiasm. Every one of the four of us had fantastic meals. I chose the "chef's choice" and probably had... More

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Gdynia, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great meats (tagliata and fiorentina), but the top of the tops is simple starter „Uovo al tegamino con porcini e tartufo fresco” - egg with mushrooms and truffles. Chef and staff are very friendly .Altough you see they work hrad, they still have time to chat with clients and help with orders. Place worth driving many kilometers, altough it's best... More

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New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a great time (we ate there twice!!). We had marvelous meals. The menu is classic -- with flashes of the chef's excellent personal touch shining through. Simone Muricci is a great chef and an even better host--full of passion, and it shows. The outdoor tables are idyllic--quiet, yet buzzing with life. The service was friendly and attentive. It... More

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Bend, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A well-deserved reputation as one of the best dining spots in the Radda in Chianti area. Plates are typical Tuscan with an elegance and imagination not usually experienced. Make this short drive to Lecce if you are in the area as you will not be disappointed!

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