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“Fabulous food made by Madonna's personal Chef” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Il MezzoMarinaio

Ristorante Il MezzoMarinaio
Via Volterrana Nord, 84, Montespertoli, Italy
0571 671292
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Ranked #25 of 39 restaurants in Montespertoli
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Vienna, Austria
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“Fabulous food made by Madonna's personal Chef”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is the best restaurant ever! My friend suggested us to visit Il Mezzo Marinaio, and I can assure you, he was right! It's a very nice, intimate, lovely, modern restaurant, with warm welcome, excellent service and incredible food! All in the breathtaking area of sweet Tuscany, just 15 minutes from Firenze! The food was the greatest I've ever tasted. You can choose your courses of the menu, or they have chef's choise with various courses (as I remember 5 or 6): appetizer, salad, first course, second course and dessert - plus a glass of wine, all for a reasonable price. The lovely owner/hostess of the restaurant suggested us some juicy, sweet wine of Sardegnia, which we really-really loved (I'm sorry we didn't buy some bottles of it). We had pasta with seafood, that was perfectly spiced, I really mean, they would deserve Michelin star! After that we had some fish with geourgeously served chips, and then we had tasty desserts. All of them was top! Chef must be really passionate about his profession, you can feel it. For the whole time I really felt like home, because of the wonderful mood and serving. We really want to come back! I just got knew later, that the chef of Il Mezzo Marinaio was Madonna's personal chef before, but he's just too shy to say! So, if you want to taste the delicious food that Madonna tasted, keep this fabulous restaurant on mind.

  • 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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“Best seafood we had in all of Italy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

So following our stay in nearby Castello di Montegufoni, we ventured to il Mezzo Marinaio in Baccaiano. It was incredible, elegant seafood restaurant. Afterwards, we traveled to Cinqueterra, and all down the coast of Italy, but were unable to match the quality of food in Il Mezzo -- even when on the coast! The chef prepared an incredible grilled fish for our party, and we just truly enjoyed the experience, though granted, it was an unexpected find, given the small size of Baccaiano. The menu changed every day, but the wine, service and seafood was truly exceptional (of note... the prices are high, but compared to most other seafood restaurants in Italy, it was worth it!)

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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