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“The greatest impression from Chianti region” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Botte di Bacco

La Botte di Bacco
Viale XX Settembre 23 | Strada Principale Di Radda in Chianti, 53070 Radda in Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 739008
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $34 - $56
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Kiev
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“The greatest impression from Chianti region”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We stayed for one night in Radda di Chianti. This restaurant was recommended by hotel's stuff.
The place is run by two brothers, who are actually serve the table. Very typical Italian atmosphere. Owners are very friendly and customer oriented. We enjoyed small talks with guys during the dinner.

The menu is compact, and everything that were recommended was very tasty. The wine list has many local wines. We took a bottle of Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico, and enjoyed it at full.

I would highly recommended if you are in Radda di Chianti to taste local food and great wine. Reservation is recommended.

  • Visited November 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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“Trying too hard?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Maybe our expectations were too high, or maybe we just struck a bad night. We'd been in Radda for three days now, had tried to eat here the previous night but they were full, and now on our last night in the town (with a booking this time) we were there.

Bacco has two entrances: one on the main street through Radda, the other on a part road, part tunnel behind. It was here behind that they proudly displayed their Trip Advisor 4 star rating, and their Michelin Fork. There also was the menu which immediately had me, hook ,line and sinker. WILD BOAR! I'd never tried it, and now I knew I must.

WE all (4 of us) ordered entrees and mains. A big mistake we soon found out as the most comprehensive range of breads, some complete with small sausages, made their way to our table. Well, at least we weren't going to go home hungry. Serves were generous, service more refined and reserved rather than country farm friendly.

Mains arrived. The wild boar I had been eagerly awaiting was a major disappointment. The dish itself was fine, but it had been smothered in a thick sauce so rich and overpowering that I still don't know what wild boar tastes like. Our other three meals were also graded as average by those who ordered them. All in all this place just didn't deliver on the promise and we left feeling like we had somehow been let down. But as I said maybe we just expected too much.

Our first night in Radda we had eaten where we stayed: La Bottega di Giovannio. It was friendly, warm, and welcoming in ways that Bacco just couldn't match. And that set the standard for food in Radda. Sadly, La Botte di Bacco didn't meet the same standard.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“A MUST GO!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We had such an incredible experience the first night that we came back a second. From the amazing food to the service to getting to know one of the owners Gianluca this was hands down our favorite restaurant during our entire Italy trip. You will not even believe how unforgettable their food is!!

  • 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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“Best Italian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

After traveling for miles on winding roads we came upon this restaurant by chance in Radda (a small beautiful village). What luck! The menu and food were amazing. Everything was made from scratch and it was delicious. The house wine was the best we had during the two weeks we stayed in Italy. The chef and wife own the restaurant and they were so welcoming. The staff were very friendly.
I think this restaurant is a must if you are traveling the Tuscan roads.

  • Visited October 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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“Best dinner in Italy in Radda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We loved everything about it. It was our favorite restaurant of all of the great restaurants we visited in our two week tour of Italy. The staff was so friendly and entertaining. Our waitress was from Albania and she was beautiful and attentive. The food was the absolute best we had in Italy.

Visited October 2012
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