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“Set Dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Badia di Coltibuono

Badia di Coltibuono
Localita' Badia Coltibuono, 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 749031
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The restaurant's atmosphere is warm and welcoming, while the surrounding garden enhances the overall mood with a touch of romance. During the hotter months meals are served outdoors under a bower of climbing roses and wisteria. Here the gourmet can savour the true aroma and flavour of the Chianti region.
nicxl
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Set Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We went sightseeing for the day and head back to our accom, putting our stuff before heading over to Badia Restorante for our Dinner. We order the Menua Degustazione @ Euro 53. It is a 4 course meal, with 4 wines to pair with. The service was very good as they will go thru the wines served with each dish, plus some impromptu olive tasting too! As they grow their own olives there. The ambiene was really nice and cosy, the service staff were friendly and speak good english i must say! Some may think it is a distance to travel for a meal if you are not staying at Badia a Coltibuono so we consider ourselves lucky to find the best of both worlds.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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paolostucchi, Owner at Badia di Coltibuono, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Just got the management of the page of our restaurant and wanted to thank you very much of your kind review
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Bend, Oregon
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94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“A fabulous lunch spot to compliment a day of wine tasting and vineyard visits!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Never fails to deliver great food surrounded by a beautiful, medieval badia in the hills of Chianti. Easy to find just off the road near Gaiole in Chianti - make a special trip for lunch or dinner!

Visited October 2012
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paolostucchi, Owner at Badia di Coltibuono, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
I just got the management of the page of our restaurant and wanted to warmly thank you for review
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London, United Kingdom
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“Sorpresa”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I am so surprised and shocked to see that my previous review on my experience at Badia a Coltibuono restaurant is not showing any more on the site. I have to think that this site is just dishonest and biased. It is not normal to be able to erase bad reviews from the rest. I am still convinced that this place is just good for fast passing tourist (foreigners). As a permanent resident I don't see any local there and I know why... Pretentious , boring and overpriced and rated. Sorry but I hope it will change because the setting is grand.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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paolostucchi, Owner at Badia di Coltibuono, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
I am sorry that your previous review was cancelled but It was not me. The page of the restaurant exists since several years but I took the management of the page just today.
Regarding the food and the dining experience I just want to say that since we took back the management of the restaurant in 1993, what we tried to do is to use tuscan ingredients and flavors to make dishes with the taste and the style of what we used to eat in our house of Badia a Coltibuono. Being a bourgeois house the food was generally lighter than the food of the "trattorie" or ristoranti around here and very often with little creative elements. I believe not everyone have the same taste or expectations
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seattle
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Monastery Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed at Badia a Coltibuono.
The Restaurant had a nice Tuscan vibe, fresh seasonal ingredients and excellent menu.
The wine list was perfect and it was good we only had to stagger back to the Monastery.
Make reservations.
Although it is distant from many things, most Hotel guests eat there, so it was completely full.

  • Visited September 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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Columbus, Ohio
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“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed at Badia for 3 nights and ate dinner at the restaurant all 3 nights. It was excellent every single night we ate here. I had duck with hazelnuts and honey glaze the first night and it was one of the best things I have ever had. My husband had the tasting menu the second night and the Tuscan bread soup was one of the best things either of us have ever had. We spent two weeks in Italy and most of our best meals were here. The staff was outstanding. They were professional, attentive, friendly, offered great suggestions and were so pleasant to deal with. I missed them when we went to Rome! They also offered a glass of Prosecco to start off our dinner and that was refreshing and delicious. The wine was also excellent. The scenery (if it's not raining and you can eat outside - we ate outside twice and inside once) is breathtaking. The prices for the meals were very reasonable. We have had many meals in the US that were more expensive and not nearly as good. As guests of the B&B we also had a discount for dinner. This will probably always be one of the best places my husband and I will ever eat at. Thank you!

Visited August 2012
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