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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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 167
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 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
Cooking Class Extraordinaire!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Brenda F
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
33 helpful votes 33 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
83 helpful votes 83 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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66 reviews 66 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
69 helpful votes 69 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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45 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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