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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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maine
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Surrey, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Just had by far and away the best meal we have had inTuscany! It's a small pretty restaurant, tucked under the church bells, in the tiny hamlet of Lecchi near Gaiole. Apart from the fabulous food what makes this special is the ambience, the fact that Simone, the chef and owner, is out chatting with his guests, when not preparing... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

After a warm welcome from the owner , we had a wonderful dinner. Everything was nicely balanced, very professional and tasty ! The restaurant was fully booked, but everything came on time with a smile and full attention ! We will come back.

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San Diego, California
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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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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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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