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“Loved finding this restaurant by accident!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'ANTICO BORGO

L'ANTICO BORGO
Via Di Mezzo, 31, 52041 Civitella in Val di Chiana, Italy
+39 339 795 1674
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $39
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Aspen, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Loved finding this restaurant by accident!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We decided to pop into civitella to have a look and decided to have lunch at L'Antico Borgo. Looking at the menu we noticed the Piemontese style and then met Vito the proprietor of the Ristorante.
Everything we had for lunch was stupendous and all recommended by Vito. Piemontese style, freshest of ingredients and presentation special and thoughtful. He also recommended a wine made locally by two women, OMG. Chiassobuio, and Chiarofiore by Tunia Winery.
Vito was very warm and friendly and runs the restaurant with his mother and girlfriend. Spectacular lunch and back for dinner too!!
Take the Civitella exit and go up and visit Vito. A beautiful little village with wonderful ruined fortress, charming Piazza, and view over the Chianti Valley. Very special place..........

  • Visited May 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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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A great Tuscan chef at a hidden gem of a restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Antico Borgo is on a small side street in the charming walled town of Civitella (where we had the privilege to stay in a rental home for 9 nights). Most evening visitors to this town flock to dine at the other local restaurant which has sweeping views of the valley below. But Antico Borgo is hands-down the best in Civitella and one of the best in the Arezzo region. The exceptionally gifted chef and her assistant turn out plate after plate of the most delicious, fresh and creative cuisine imaginable in this region of great food. Everything -- breads, pastas, meat dishes, dessert -- is prepared inventively and with care. If she wanted to, the chef could go very far in her career. Let Vito the host (who I think is the chef's son) suggest wines and specialties -- they are always reasonable and excellent. While the tables outside are at a bit of an incline given the street's slope, they are worth it for the stage-set charm of the scene and the very civilized street theater of local residents enjoying evenings in front of their homes.

  • 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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San Francisco
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent service, beautiful town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

First off, Bravo to Vito and his team for a wonderful experience for my family on our last night in Italy. The village of Civitella in Val di Chiana is absolutely charming, with spectacular views of the Arezzo valley (Arezzo town is way in the distance). L'Antico matches the town in beauty and excellence in every step.
Each dish was prepared to perfection and presented in first class style. Vito's recommendations for food and wine pairings were spot on and his charm really takes this experience to the next level.
Only downside: price was a little steep compared to other restaurants in the region; not for the budget watcher. However, it was well worth it for the quality of food and service.

  • Visited June 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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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“fantastico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

great food and wine,really rustic charm in the town of civitella,vito the owner a great host

Visited June 2012
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Izmir, Turkey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Worth to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

One of the best in Tuscany.We have stayed for a week in Tuscany and visited a lot of places and eat in different restaurants but this the best that we have eat in Tuscany.It is in a small village on a top of a hill with full of history.The restaurant has a beautiful view.The food and the sauces in the foods are outstanding.The best food I have ever eat.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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