“Amazing Florontine Beefsteak, Wonderful Food and Great Wine along with Warm Hospitality”
Our adventure began when we drove to Scarperia to purchase hand made Consigli Florentine Beefsteak knives which we saw at Macellerica Falorni, the famous butcher shop in Greve in Chianti (knives made special for them). We wanted a great Beefsteak place where we might try our new knives with out offending anyone (this sounds a bit odd, but these hand made knives are art!). Our wonderful friends at Salvadonica, where we were staying, recommended Big Marco at Cinque di Vino, a real locals place, known for having the best beefsteak in the area. The beef is locally butchered, and Marco personally selects the best (you have to see the local grass fed Chianina cattle, unbelievable). Marco and his wife are warm and inviting, and loved the fact that we brought our own knives to enjoy his magnificent steak. The service is very good. Marco serves a very big beefsteak, cooked very rare, and finished on a real, small charcoal grill at your table. It may take an hour to eat the steak, each bite hot and cooked to perfection. Once you have eaten a Florentine Beefsteak this way, there is no going back. Many of the fine wines can be served to you by Marco by the glass, providing an opportunity to try new wines from the local region. LISTEN TO MARCO, he knows what he is talking about. The atmosphere is charming, with a local, non-tourist feel. All of the antipasto and pasta dishes we had were delicious, we were so full that we barely had room for desert. The (comparative) prices were very fair, you really cannot match the quality. Marco keeps his prices very reasonable. This is a rare and authentic experience. We have been back 3 times. Cinque di Vino is a family owned business, Marco and his charming wife Silvia work very hard and it shows. What they do is not easy and it should be appreciated. The little town of San Casciano is very local, with no tourist. We caught it on a "festival" type night, all the locals were out. Lovely real town people. The gelato shop in town has one of the best views out the back you will see in Tuscany. I only wish I could eat Marco and Silvia's wonderful food and look at that view!
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May 27, 2013
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how are you, first of all sorry if I answer in delay..it's due a banal misunderstanding between me and ...my pc!!!!
many many thanks you are special friends and many thanks for the mervaillous review.-
Marco and Silvia
I hope to see you again in short time ..a huge Kiss from us
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