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“3 weeks in Italy, this was the most memorable dining experience.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Uvaspina

Osteria Uvaspina
Via Isidoro del Lungo 62/68, 52025 Montevarchi, Italy
+39 055 900194
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Ranked #4 of 34 restaurants in Montevarchi
Price range: $36 - $142
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“3 weeks in Italy, this was the most memorable dining experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We were lucky enough to have stumbled across this place really. We were in the area, it was dinner time so after a quick trip advisor search thought we'd try our luck. We were delighted with the experience from the moment we saw the front entrance and made our way in. The first thing that hits you is the interior styling and the warm atmosphere. Freshly renovated with contemporary styling while still bring respectful of the original structure, it's very intimate and romantic (even though we were a party of 4). The lightning was spot on (something amiss in many of our other Italian dining experiences). The fish sculptures over the light fittings are very unique and the large piece on the central wall, made very recycled metal, is very eye catching - made by the architect who did the renovation. Francesca, the owner and head chef greeted us personally and as the menu is all in Italian took the time to explain every dish to us in detail. Her passion and commitment was highly evident. The meal was truly Michelin quality with each dish delicately presented. Everything is home made including the cheese made by her aunt - very nice touch. The bread was also exquisite. Great wine list too. If you're in the area, this is an experience not to be missed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Something new for Montevarchi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We liked the food and the service very much. Very elegant dishes presented with a Michelin star style. Impressed with the quality and the style. This restaurant really trys to set itself apart from others.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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“Still amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed near Bucine again in August and visited Uvaspina again (twice). The menu had obviously changed since last year but nothing else had. The dishes were innovative and Francesca Lari once again showed total commitment and excitement about what is produced. Great staff and great food. A real gem - and not expensive.

We are thinking of staying in the Bucine area in 2013 and, if so, will definitely return to Uvaspina. Absolutely flawless in every way!

  • Visited August 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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Leuven, Belgium
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“Impeccable! Worth a detour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

Montevalchi is not an obvious location in Tuscany, but I'm really glad we made it to uvaspina. The restaurant has an unpretentious and original ambience. The tasting menu consists 2 anti-pasti, 1 primi, 1 secondi and dessert for very reasonable price! Every course was cooked to perfection, utterly joyful! The chef couple who are also the owner of the restaurant warmly greeted us at the end of meal. I was truly impressed by their genuine passion for cooking. Would recommend to anyone traveling to tuscany seek to experience new wave of outstanding Italian kitchen.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Favourite restaurant during Toscany trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

This restaurant in Montevarchi might look a bit posh and expensive from the outside but that is not the case. Had an amazing dinner experience here. Staff are very friendly and helpful and give an excellent service. Food is fresh and you can taste the effort put into it. Menu is also reasonable priced. I would definitely come back if passing though Montevarchi again!

  • Visited April 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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