I wonder why the existence of the fantastic Restaurant "La Fattoria", at Chiusi Lago, is so highly hidden : no website, no reference on most travel websites (except Tripadvisor)... One who wants to go there and book a table must really know the existence of this restaurant and try his best to find it!
Frankly though so little famous (no newspaper articles, no fashion magazine focus on the "Chef"....) it is the best restaurant experience you can live in the area of Chiusi, Montepulciano, and Trasimeno.
The terrasse overlooks a breathtaking panorama on a small, peaceful lake where only frogs, fishes, fishermen and kayaks live together. Of course at the restaurant fishes from the lake are a must, I would particularly recommend the "Lucio" (pike), simply grilled at the barbecue with aromatic herbs, grilled potatoes and green vegetables. Simply fresh and highly tasty.
As a starter, antipasti or pasta are perfect, fresh, perfectly cooked. Local wine is quite good. Service is a good balance between high-class, "Swiss-like" attention, and sufficiently simple to make one feel at home.
You can enjoy a two-course fantastic dinner with wine and mineral water and only home-cooked dishes for € 25, which for a Parisian or Londonian is simply incredible!
In such environment and with such great food, in the evening you experience a really romantic dinner, and I would also recommend, after dinner, to enjoy a meditation on a bench close to the lake, admiring moonlght, stars, and... frogs
- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Fattoria Chiusi, Italy - Tuscany