We recently dinned at locanda del molino. Our first impression was Yes! We came away feeling no. The restaurant was beautifully decorated, the atmosphere was rustic and yet sophisticated. The service was't bad on the whole. The head waiter was aloof and unhelpful while the assistants were pleasant and prompt. The wine blew us away, the Pinot was top notch and the Cab-Syrah blend was spectacular. Unfortunately, the food was well below the standard set by the wine. The steak was well cooked but had little taste, the salted cod stew was interesting but not note worthy while the fried chickenand rabbit was underwhelming. Not long after the food arrived so did the smoke. Apparently there are some people for whom the rules do not apply. Before the food was finished all I could think of is get me out of here, I need air. A smirk from the head waiter after a question about the smell of smoke put a quick end to our experience. Bottom line, Come for the atmosphere, enjoy the amazing wine, light up a stogie and pass on the food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Once upon a time there was a very old mill...Today it is a charming Locanda with a special typical Tuscan Restaurant, completely renovated by Riccardo and Silvia Baracchi, owners too of “Relais & Châteaux Il Falconiere”. A heaven of tranquillity and elegance, in the middle of the Cortona countryside, a land famous for its culture, cuisine, and great wines.Locanda del Molino with its romantic rooms, is located in Montanare, on the upper Esse valley, and just few kilometres away from the Etruscan town of Cortona. The environment that surrounds Locanda del Molino is very interesting both for culture and for landscapes.There are eight guestrooms overlooking the creek, where every guest will experience the relax of sleeping while lulled by the sound of the waterfalls.Each room has been individually decorated and fully furnished by Silvia: it will feature either four poster beds or upholstered frames, antique or country style furniture, yet each room shows its authenticity of the almost lost flavours so characteristic of the Cortona countryside.“The style of cuisine that I would like to find in a restaurant like at locanda is for me simple and genuine, but never ordinary. Our Locanda offers mainly traditional Cortona’s cuisine and a shot from the past with almost forgotten dishes in the “Daily menu”. Guests can share with us the pleasure of rediscovering our local cuisine matched with great wines.” ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Locanda Del Molino Hotel Cortona