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“Great new option in the heart of Chianti!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Celliere a Castagnoli

Il Celliere a Castagnoli
loc. Castagnoli, Via del Castello 2 | frazione di Gaiole in Chianti (SI), 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 731921
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Price range: $25 - $60
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Bend, Oregon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Great new option in the heart of Chianti!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Joined my dear friends for dinner here and was delighted to have a new special restaurant in the neighborhood! We were greeted warmly, including a special welcome to our little white Bolognese dogs, and seated at a lovely table in a window alcove. Menu was varied and interesting, with a bit of an elegant flare to a good Tuscan kitchen. Fresh ingredients were presented well, timing of the courses was spot-on, and the owner left you feeling you have joined him for dinner in his home. Castagnoli is a lovely ancient hamlet with a reputable winery, and the local wines are available as are a good selection from the area. Open only for dinner, as I understand, but it is an easy drive from all of the top Chianti locations. I'll return!

  • 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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“Diner in Toscany”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

we had diner in this restaurant in September 2012 and could realy make good compliment to all dishes we had. Wine choice was also good local Castagnoli Chianti Clasico. First plate was perfect test but after on second I had tuna steak and was impressive too. Restaurant and all look realy nice.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Best meal in Tuscany!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We had the joy of being introduced to this lovely restaurant on a bike trip 2weeks ago. We had a spectacular lunch! ONe thing was better than the last. Mozzarella better than any had elsewhere including the very special burrata mozzarella. The pasta was light and practically melted in the mouth. The setting is very lovely also. Can't wait to go back.

  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Eat Here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We came here last year, and on our return to Tuscany the first thing we did was book a table for Sunday supper at Il Celliere. We were made to feel very welcome, the service was excellent, and the food is superb: Tuscan cooking at its best. Although not cheap it is reasonably priced. The souffle starter stands out, the beef beyond tender, and almost everything locally sourced. The only difference from last year - we ate in the courtyard of the castle, which was lovely.

  • Visited August 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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London, United Kingdom
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“Delicious dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

When you can find this restaurant ( do not rely on Google map) you will not be disappointed. Pleasant outside seating. Really delicious local food and the local wine. Good service , reasonable price and a thoroughly enjoyable evening . First class

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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