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“An Unexpected Delight” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Tre Case

Le Tre Case
Via Voltrerrana, 86, 50050 Gambassi Terme, Italy
+39 0571 639035
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Havelock North, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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“An Unexpected Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We were staying in the area for a week at an agriturismo and discovered this restaurant returning from a day trip. We ended up going back, and back! The food is truly excellent - there's something for everyone on the menu, most of it produced in the region. The three men in our group managed to finish off their amazing Florentine steak. While of gargantuan proportions, it was meltingly tender and flavourful. We are from New Zealand and know our steak - and these were pronounced the best -ever! After three visits, we had tried most dishes on the menu and all were perfection. But it was the service and personalities of the owners that really made the difference. Right from the minute we stepped in, we were made to feel genuinely welcome. Lots of conversation (not the usual "restaurant patter") which was witty and humorous, always professional. At the end of our first meal there, we were offered a complimentary glass of Mondragone Fraternum elixir. Locally produced and made with herbs from an ancient recipe. It was like nothing any of us had tasted before and I have since discovered we can't get it anywhere else. On the evenings we were there, the other diners were locals most of whom were greeted by name. The casual but classy surrounds are more suited to adults. As is the cuisine. This restaurant and its professional, personable owners will often be recalled and our dining experience recounted. Le Tre Case is a little out of the way in the middle of pretty countryside. It is well worth the trip. If you are staying in the area for a few days, undoubtedly, you will return.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MarcoLulleri, Proprietario at Le Tre Case, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
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gentili signori,
grazie per le vostre parole.
Siamo veramente felici che abbiate apprezzato la nostra cucina,in particolare la fiorentina.
E' sempre un piacere quando riceviamo queste recensioni,è importante per noi che abbiamo aperto da solo 1 anno.
Nel ringraziarvi ancora una volta,saremo lieti di accogliervi nuovamente nel nostro locale.
Marco lulleri
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“A New Gem of a Restaurant Near San Gimignamo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Open only since May, 2012, this fabulous restaurant is worth a journey. It is only 20 minutes from San Gimignano. We literally stumbled onto this restaurant while trying to find our way with a grossly malfunctioning GPS from Hertz. While named "Never Lost," it should be called "Seldom Works and Often Wrong." Anyway, we had one of the best meals of our entire Tuscany vacation. Three of us shared a Florentine Steak, and one had Branzino. The steak comes only in a 1.1 kilo portion, so it is too large for less than three adults. We started with smoked salmon with puffed pastry. The pastry actually is more like white toast, but delicious nevertheless. Our friends shared an appetizer portion of Tagliatelline with porcini mushrooms. Amazing! We also shared sides of spinach with garlic and fava beans, which came with the steak. For dessert, we shared a single tiramisu, which was done in a soup style. Unbelievably delicious. Our friend's wife said that if she had known about the tiramisu, she would have ordered it as her main course instead of the steak. At the suggestion of the owner, we had a bottle of Fonterutoli Chianti Classico. At 20 Euros, it was a bargain. Our total bill for four adults with wine was 126 Euros. We highly recommend Le Tre Case.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MarcoLulleri, Proprietario at Le Tre Case, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
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Gentili signori,a nome mio e di tutto lo staff del nostro ristorante, vi ringraziamo vivamente per il bellissimo messaggio.
Il nostro scopo è quello di soddisfare tutti i clienti che avremo la fortuna di far sedere alla nostra tavola,e anche con l'aiuto di messaggi come il vostro che possiamo riuscire a farci conoscere e farci apprezzare per la nostra cucina semplice e speriamo buona.
Sperando di avere di nuovo il piacere di avervi come ospiti, a nome mio e dei miei colleghi,vi porgiamo distinti saluti.
Marco,Enzo,Riccardo.
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