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Ristorante Malborghetto

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Via Monteluco 4 | Lecchi, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 746201
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Learn to cook the Italian way

9 family and friends had a cookery lesson from Simone. Great laugh and very informative to boot! The meal and friendliness from the chef and team was amazing. Going back tonight!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Paul H
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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224 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

9 family and friends had a cookery lesson from Simone. Great laugh and very informative to boot! The meal and friendliness from the chef and team was amazing. Going back tonight!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Came here for dinner based on a recommendation by Elena at a local B&B we staying at called The Borgo Argenina. The staff was very friendly and spoke good English, The restaurant was very clean and elegant. Most importantly the food was amazing. High recommend it.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My husband and I had the pleasure of cooking with owner and chef extraordinaire Simone at Malborghetto Ristorante this April, 2015. This was the highlight of our trip in Tuscany. The restaurant is charming and special. It is warm and inviting and Simone is so knowledgeable about cooking techniques and pairing wines with food. His English was great and we... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Our cooking class with Chef Simone, along with 2 other American travelers, was one of the absolute highlights of our 4-city tour of Italy. Part gastronomy, part chemistry, pure joy! You will learn so much and have so much fun in the kitchen with Chef Simone who is one of the loveliest people we have ever met. He even drove... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Hubby stumbled upon this as he was looking for a place to stop for lunch between Florence and Siena that was along the back roads. This was easily one of our best finds on the whole trip! We had the freshest, most amazing bruschetta, fresh pasta with homemade sauces, good wine.. and the best chocolate souffle and homemade mint chocolate... More 

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California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

4 of us took the cooking class--two adults, two college students. Simone, the owner/chef, possesses unusual combination of talents not normally found in one person. He is a good chef, he knows wine, he can explain both the technique and the science of cooking, in good English. Most of all, he is unusally caring and of good humor. His enthusiam... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I have to say I was slightly disappointed by this restaurant! Perhaps my expectations were too high. We visited in August and sat outside in the courtyard, which was very pleasant. The tables were laid beautifully and everything was presented well, the staff were efficient and attentive, the chef came out to talk to diners at their tables... but, with... More 

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maine
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We loved this restaurant! We were greeted, taken care of, and treated like special guests by Chef Simone and another server. The food was amazing, and we really enjoyed the very reasonably priced bottle of wine that was recommended. I would have given Ristorante Malborghetto the highest rating, but I didn't love the atmosphere and decor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A friend and I took a cooking class with Simone late in September of 2014. This experience was one of the highlights of our 2 week trip to Italy. Simone was knowledgeable and very relaxed, and made this such a fun and meaningful experience for us. Our husbands joined us for lunch to sample what we had prepared in the... More 

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Giessen, Germany
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42 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Went there because of the good advises here on trip advisor. Delicious pasta, bread with truffles and awesome meat. The servants where all very pleasant and helpfull. The dessert "chocolate suffle" was awesome. Only thing that might have been better, the time between the courses took a bit to long. So it took us 2,5 hours for dining. Diner with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Monteluco 4 | Lecchi, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Gaiole in Chianti
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 746201

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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