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Il Celliere a Castagnoli

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loc. Castagnoli, Via del Castello 2 | frazione di Gaiole in Chianti (SI), 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 731921
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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
Brilliant!!

Booking in advance is bonus as the restaurant was not full. Max is just brilliant. He does everything with a passion. Hand shake at the end tells you he is not faking. Mix of high cousine and feeling like home. Bruschette are big enough for two. Bonus is home wine as well as they have winery in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Booking in advance is bonus as the restaurant was not full. Max is just brilliant. He does everything with a passion. Hand shake at the end tells you he is not faking. Mix of high cousine and feeling like home. Bruschette are big enough for two. Bonus is home wine as well as they have winery in cellar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Max, the owner s most welcoming host with perfect English. Food was delicious.. Atmosphere was gorgeous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visited today after reading the German comments of last week. Nothing wrong with the service. Good (wine) advice. Good oral translation to English of the Italian menu. Beef had a liitle hint of black from the grill. So nog perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The food, the atmosphere, the decor, the service...all just awesome!!! You have to know of this gem in order to find it. It's up the hill from Gaiole and Castello di Meleto, but so worth it! It's in a beautiful little hamlet that feels like a story book. Then you walk in and are greeted by the kindness of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

great food, excellent location, friendly proffesional staff, excellent prices, max was very friendly, excellent ambience and atmosphere

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Northern VA
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We read great reviews about this restaurant and given that it was off season and not a lot was open we wanted to give it a try. Valentina, at Cappannelle Wine Resort recommended it highly. Max, the owner took great care of us. We were the only ones in the restaurant. He said he wanted to open though it was... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It was amazing to be in this old house and enjoy the Tuscan athmosphere in the summer with so tasty dishes. The food is fresh, in all tasty and not too much, connected with wine and candles.Was the best tuscan evening this year. Attentive and friendly stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It was recommended this restaurant by a friend of mine and what a surprise! Definitely one of the best meals we had in the Chianti region of Italy..we had great ravioli and excellent lamb chops. Very friendly staff. Although it’s not cheap, it is worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed at the beautiful Castello di Meleto near Gaiole and were recommended this Tuscan ristorante. Castagnoli is a cute little town with the main feature this restaurant, which means the Cellar at Castagnoli. The owner Max is a wonderful man very passionate about his cooking and he lovingly described how they use fresh local ingredients to bring out the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

One (or rather two!) of the best meals I've ever had. The welcome on arrival, the seating, environment, service, wine selection (and advice) were all fantastic. The food was awesome, I will be going back there! Of the places we ate in while in Chianti, this was far and away the best. Price was reasonable too. Excellent!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: loc. Castagnoli, Via del Castello 2 | frazione di Gaiole in Chianti (SI), 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Gaiole in Chianti
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 731921

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 60
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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