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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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Broseley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have been visiting this area for twenty years and we always eat in the Taverna several times. It is a very traditional food with good quality food cooked simply. The staff are very friendly and it is excellent value for money.

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Toronto, Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I know that restaurant reviews can be incredibly subjective, how can a place have dozens of gushing reviews claiming the greatest and friendliest service ever while others claim it was a flop of epic proportions? My take on why La Taverna is so great is the food and how staff treated us. We dont need to be fawned over, nor... More

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
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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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Westlake Village, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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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Netherlands
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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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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