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La Taverna della Berardenga

Via del Chianti 70/74, 53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy
+39 (0)577 355547
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Taverna della Berardenga nasce nel 1986 come bar e tabacchi, l'anno successivo si amplia e diventa anche ristorante. Adriana Dragoni, che gestisce questa tipica osteria chiantigiana fin dalla nascita, tratta i clienti come ospiti nella propria casa. Il menù e la carta dei vini sono fortemente legati al territorio, con pasta e dolci fatti in casa tutti i giorni. Il menù cambia due volte al giorno, da pranzo a cena, in base ai prodotti che nel mercato sono più freschi. Piatto forte della Taverna è l'Anatra al forno (ottima anche come sugo per condire i Pici fatti in casa). Da non perdere il Fritto Misto alla Taverna con carni bianche e verdure miste. Immancabile nella cucina chiantigiana è la carne di vitello che qui potrete mangiare cotta alla brace, con la classica fiorentina, la tagliata, e al forno. Funghi, tartufi e verdure di stagione trovano sempre spazio nel menù.La carta dei vini è improntata per la maggior parte su vini del territorio con una selezione di ottimi Chianti Classico D.O.C.G., che fanno scoprire le varie sfumature del Sangiovese chiantigiano.La Taverna ha due sale e dispone di circa 50 coperti, in estate è dotata anche di 15 posti all'esterno.
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85% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

This taverna was recommended to us as having local colour and being both a bar and taverna. Sadly although the service was friendly and helpful the pasta dishes were presented to us as a glutinous mass which was not only unappealing and unattractive but was also unpleasant to eat. As there are many other restaurants in Castelnuovo in two weeks... More

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Welland, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Great local food, well presented, with plenty of choice. Very good value e.g. a litre of house wine for 5 Euros! Very friendly staff. Obviously it's mostly Italians who eat there - ask for the English translation of the menu.

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White Rock, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

If you want to avoid the usual tourist haunts and experience the real-meal-deal while touring the Chianti region, this is the place for you. My wife and I accidentally encountered this hidden gem, enjoying a fabulous traditional Italian lunch along with dozens of locals. We had to strain our Italian to the limit, but the staff were very pleasant and... More

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Stevenson Ranch, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Our party of three had a very nice meal here on our first night in Tuscany. It would be the only dinner for 3 people that included wine for under 100 euros all total. It just goes to show that there are plenty of places to dine that don't have to be crazy expensive. I've really found Tuscany to be... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This was recommended by the owner of the place we were staying at. She said its a family owned restaurant serving good food and at a very reasonable price... And she was absolutely right and we had breakfast and dinner there the entire time we were at Castelnuovo. The first dinner was a bit of a challenge though because we... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

High quality food, nice service low waiting time ...and most important very low price!:) Highly recommended

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

During our week stay in Tuscany we had lunch in this restaurant twice. First time a local person invited us there for authentic Tuscan food. We probably would have never noticed this place ourselves, but we are glad that we were taken there. Second time we came because we liked it so much the first time. All menus are in... More

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Near Zurich, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Taverna is a small place and frequented also by locals, so you'd better book in advance. It offers superb Tuscan cooking and a wide choice of Chianti wines at very reasonable prices. Very friendly staff, but you might have a while for your food when the place is busy (hey, you are on holiday, aren't you?) Skip either the... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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256 reviews 256 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We were seven people comming here for lunch based on recommendation from Felsina Winery. This is a place for locals where the workers and local families come. It was fantastic. The service was a bit slow and we were waiting about 15 mins just to get the menu, which is only in Italian. The primi piati are around 8 EUR,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

By old style I don't mean ancient but I remember visiting tuscany 15-20 years ago and this still bears that kind of atmosphere.portions are large menu is interesting and house-wine is more than decent (unsurprisingly for a place in the middle of the Chianti). been there 2 times now, and there always seems to be many germans around. The decor... More

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