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Osteria di Starda

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Starda, 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 734100
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016

What a beautiful and charming remote village up a winding road. We were weary to have navigated the map. However, we were welcomed so warmly, seated before the enormous fireplace,and soon a warming fire, encouraged to relax and left the menu in the hands of our hosts: A delicious traditional meal with chicken liver pate, truffles, pasta with wild boar... More 

Thank Sheila M
West Sussex
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

We were staying in an apartment in Starda, so it was just a quick walk round to this restaurant and we went back a couple of times. Very nice ambience and charming service from Signora.. Excellent antipasti and the grilled strips of veal were superb. Worth a visit up the bumpy road. But access is probably best if you approach... More 

Thank RogerThornhill66
Timonium, Maryland
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

This place is way off the beaten track but since it had a good write up and we had time, we figured let's take a scenic drive. The hostess was very nice and let us sit where we chose since we were the first to arrive for lunch. She served us a complimentary Prosecco while we looked over the menu.... More 

Thank tdellav
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2015

We visited this restaurant based on the recommendations in the guest book of the villa we were staying at and were really looking forward to it. The location is lovely (at the end of 5 km of single track, unfinished, twisty road high in the hills) - although surprisingly without any views, and as it was lunchtime and a lovely... More 

1 Thank daisylou26
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere, food & service. Unexpected discovery & will return. Antipasto platter very impressive, local produce really excellent.

1 Thank R P
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2014

We arrived Saturday, 12th July after a long drive - looking forward to good authentic Italian food, what we received has NO RELATION whatsoever to Italy! So disappointing because the place itself is gorgeous and the waitress - who is studying to be a translator was very nice - but the food and even the WINE! was a let down.... More 

Thank Shelly-Zurich
Paisley, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Great ambience,comfortable atmosphere...what more could i ask for?Oh yeah a tasty meal and Starda fairly delivered.So much so that we made the 20 minute journey on a white road twice.Not the easiest thing to do when you are so used to UK roads! Back to the food,i had the wild boar and it was beautiful,with the Ravioli to start which... More 

1 Thank David M
Viareggio, Italy
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317 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

I stopped at Starda while passing by car with my girlfriend. We've been the only two customers for a while due to the very early time. Sitting just in front of a cracling fireplace in a kind of suggestive old taverna style room. Food was of a sincere Tuscan style. The price was an authentic bargain. Having taken a primo... More 

Thank Naturalchoice
Bath, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2013

we arrived here for lunch as the chef in our hotel up the road had the day off. We drove for about 6 kilos from our hotel in the oak forests, very pleasant. When we arrived we were the only people there and we were not sure about the place at all. The menu was very small but our lunch... More 

Thank carmellasoprano
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Dined here on a Friday lunchtime: my husband had the beef strips which were cooked over a grill, perfectly seasoned and a fantastic cut of beef served medium rare, I had the special which was gnocchi, pumpkin and sausage-not what I'd normally go for, but very tasty. We shared a bruschetta to start (note for veggies: 2 of the 4... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$16 - $34
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Starda, 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Gaiole in Chianti
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 734100
”Castello di Starda” is a small, picturesque village of medievale origin located between the Siena and Arezzo rolling hills, in the heart of Chianti Classico region, Tuscany.Built around 1000 AC by the noble family of Conti Guidi, “Castello di Starda” is the place which offers the most hard to please visitors unique atmosphere and sensation to enjoy a holiday in beautiful landscapes, discovering the cultural wealth of Chianti Classico.Its beautiful hills characterized by olive trees, oak woods and vineyards make this place rich of captivating natural beauty and historical records that allow you to breathe in the charm and glorious past of this enchanting village.We offer a perfect combination between comfort andtradition. It is the ideal choice for those seeking relaxation and quietness coming in contact with nature.We have a large swimming pool, a perfect place to relax and get fresh on the hottest days.“Castello di Starda” is organized for small conventions and meetings and is the perfect place for splendid banquets and weddings, with the possibility of using the consacrated chapel of the village to get married.Its dominant position allows visitors to shied away from the chaos of the city and meanwhile reach Siena, Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Greve in Chianti within a few minutes by car.

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