We ate here two nights while staying at the Villa Bordoni. The food was amazing. The first night we actually took a cooking class with the head chef, Colin. That was the highlight of our trip to Italy.
Cooking class. The cooking class had 7 people total. My wife and I and 5 other people. The whole group was really fun. We were in the kitchen and got hands on preparing a full five course meal. Starting with foccacia, then stuffed artichokes, then fresh pasta from scratch, then ossobusco (veal), and finally a tiramisu. Colin was very patient -- showed us all the techniques (which he kept simple so we could actually do them at home). And best of all he let us be very hands on. We marinated the veal, kneaded the pasta, pressed it through the machine, rolled it through the "quitara" to cut out the spaghetti, and more. It was truly awesome.
The whole thing took about four hours and then we drank a whole bunch of bottle of Chianti and white wine while having our fresh foccacia. After about an hour of that, we started into the meal which was amazing. The best meals we had in Italy so far. Tender veal, flavorful artichoke, really light and soft tiramisu. I mean, every dish was great. And the service to boot.
The second night we ordered off the regular menu. We got some friend zucchini flowers to start, I had some braised duck breast, and my wife had ravioli -- all awesome again. And the price actually was very reasonable for having a "captive" customer base in the middle of nowhere Tuscany. Very fair.
Hugo was our server and he was really friendly and helpful. In fact, everyone that works in that kitchen is really friendly and helpful. It's just a happy place. If you want to go see the Tuscan countryside go stay at Villa Bordoni and eat there (and take the cooking class). It will be the highlight of your trip.
If you own or manage Villa Bordoni Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.