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Via G.Pascoli, 41, 55051 Barga, Italy
+39 0583 723336
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Ranked #5 of 24 restaurants in Barga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The restaurant is noted for its excellent wine list and wonderful local and Tuscan dishes. Wine is a passion here - the cantina holds delights from both Tuscany (including a good selection of the so-called 'Super-Tuscans'). Great care has been taken in adapting the wine list to match whatever dishes happen to be in season, and you will find recommendations to match each course of your meal.Local funghi (mushrooms) in season, crostini Toscani after an old family recipe and good salami, home-made pasta (tortelli, ravioli, fettucine), gnocchi, zuppa Toscana and a good choice of main dishes. All dishes can be paired with a recommendation from the excellent wine cellar - one that has been growing for over forty years and is constantly changing and being added to. The Restaurant joins the program and events of "Vetrina Toscana a tavola"
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95% Recommend
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English first
Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had a fantastic dinner and I would agree with several other reviews that this was one of if not the best dinner we had in Italy. I know one of other reviews said the owner was not friendly however we found him delightful. The owner is also the chef and the waiter. He explained that things have slowed with... More

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Gatlinburg, TN
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I went to Alpino for dinner during our trip to Barga. Upon entering the dining room on the second floor we were greeted with an atmosphere of fine dining in a grand style rarely found today. Everything was truly spotless and the service and food was exquisite. The only thing we found a bit odd was that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

The Alpino restaurant (above the bar) serves traditional Italian food; simple recipes, high quality fresh ingredients, homemade pasta. The services is always friendly and the setting is authentic and spotless. Excellent wine list. Very reasonable prices.

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Reading, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is our regular coffee stop, excellent value on drinks and sandwiches, the cappuccinos are lovely, just like you'd expect to find in Italy.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

We had a good diner here on Haloween night. Nothing scary, but a good, honest meal. We were the only patrons, and the service was attentive and gracious. The prosecco was delicious, as was the bread basket. There was a choice of a 22 Euro 4 course meal, with 2 options for each course, or you could order ala carte.... More

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Atlanta, GA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We spent six days in the Barga area, and our dinner at Alpino was the best meal during our stay. The owners are very welcoming, the pasta and other dishes are fresh and delicious, and the prices are very reasonable for the incredible quality of the food.

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The food here is great Value, but do remember the typical Italian meal consists of 4 courses so the portions are not as large as you might expect, but everything I ate was outstanding. Just outside the walled city this is a good place to eat and exceptional value,

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Indio, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We went there our first night in Barga (after a 6 hour drive). We were tired but soon picked up after excellent pasta in butter and sage with an excellent house wines. Prices were reasonable. My wife insisted on returning in order to repeat the pasta dish as well as the house white wine. Great location.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is what you would expect from an exceelent family restaurant. Tremendous food, excellent service and a wonderful wine list.

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Long Beach,CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Stayed 2 nights at the Renaissance and were so happy to have selected this restaurant for Sunday dinner. The owner and his wife are extremely nice and (like the other reviews) we enjoyed our glass of Prosecco while looking at the menu. The pasta was outstanding, cooked to perfection. The pork dish was so moist, as was the chicken. We... More

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