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“Best steak in Tuscany!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Il Focolare

Il Focolare
Loc. Montagnana V.P. Montespertoli | via Volterrana Nord 175, 50020 Montespertoli, Italy
+39 (0)571 671132
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dubai
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best steak in Tuscany!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The owners came out to welcome and serve us - short of staff since it's August and there were no fans. However they shrugged off our team coming back later with some extra fans from our own house!

They even allowed us to have a peek at their kitchens and see how they cook the Steak (on coals, of course!) Do try their lovely fried courgette flowers and aubergines dipped in light flour.

Superb La Historia di Italia wine from the local Castello Poppiano - a must try.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Fort Myers, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“OMG - Perfect Steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Small, local owned and patroned - spectacular food, especially the steak. They are closed in August -

Visited August 2012
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Durham, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Tuscan Steaks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Stay at Montegufoni, just a few kilometres away, and be sure to dine at Il Focolare. Order the steak - it's what they are famous for and deservedly so.

Visited June 2012
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Annapolis, Maryland
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Il Focolare was delightful and delicious! We went for the famous Florentine beefsteak and it did not disappoint! Grilled perfectly and individually hand carved tableside. Entire meal was excellent! Highly recommend IL Focolare!

  • Visited June 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Incredible steaks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

You want to try Tuscan steaks? Come to Il Focolare; the steaks are about 2-3 inches thick - salty on the outside and juicy and rare on the inside. Best I've eaten - EVER!

Visited June 2012
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