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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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Palo Alto, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We arrived at 9:30 am and shared some coffee with chef Simone. We then proceeded to the kitchen where we prepared Tiramisu, salsicce e fagiole, crostone porcini, pasta all'uovo and beef ragu. We then ate what we prepared and chef paired each dish with local wines. We had an awesome time, the food was great and chef Simone was a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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131 reviews 131 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We ate very well during our week in Chianti, and this restaurant was our best experience. We ate lunch there. The chef, Simone Muricci, was so cute and enthusiastic. We asked, "What should we eat? What are you most proud of?" and his face just lit up. The food was delicious, and so beautifully served--plus unusual things we didn't see... More

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Stockholms, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The absolute No:1 restaurant experience for a long time. Chef Simone and his staff gave all their heart and soul so me and my family,(plus our 2 Italian Truffle dogs) to feel welcome in their restaurant. It was like visiting Simones private back yard. Fantastic welcoming atmosphere, great food, helpfull and humble staff. I highly recommend The Ristorante Malborghetto, it's... More

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