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La Cantinetta del Chianti

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Piazza Ricasoli, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
3339687729
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Description: This is an enoteca specialising in wines of the chianti region. Light...
This is an enoteca specialising in wines of the chianti region. Light snacks are also available - antipasto. Wines are available by the glass and there are tables in front on the Piazza to enjoy the wine and watch the passing parade. The owner, Ricardo, is very knowledgeable about Chianti wines and is ready to give advice and make recommendations.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Tuscan spot

While walking in Gaiole, we found this fantastic place. Immediately the owner, Riccardo came over and introduced himself. We sat outside and had several glasses of wonderful wine. He prepared for us a couple of outstanding appetizers. We ate there a few more times over our week there. Also, had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While walking in Gaiole, we found this fantastic place. Immediately the owner, Riccardo came over and introduced himself. We sat outside and had several glasses of wonderful wine. He prepared for us a couple of outstanding appetizers. We ate there a few more times over our week there. Also, had a case of wine and olive oil shipped home to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Very welcoming staff, and one of the largest varieties of wines by the glass I've been to in a while. We sat outside in the sunshine. My partner doesn't drink alcohol, and as they didn't serve non-alcoholic drinks, they suggested he purchased a drink next door, and then join me at my table ... and the staff provided nibbles as... More 

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Geraldton, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

During our stay in Gaioli we visited this little shop. Specialty is wine and and selection is excellent.Next to the Bar Centrale this business has seating outside and you can watch the people go by. They have very good appertizer plates and a very nice selection of cheeses. The owner Riccardo is a very good host very friendly and helpful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a very nice shop of exclusive typical Tuscan products that owns a small terrace in front of the door where you can taste a very good selection of wines and food. Perfect for light dinners or aperitivo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a small wine store with some tables outside in an idyllic Tuscan town . The owner runs the show . Small plates of prosciutto and melon are served up with a nice caprese salad and Tuscan bread. Wine by glass or bottle round out this terrific little spot. It is what it is which is terrific

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Popped in for a drink. The owner could not be more helpful. He was a font of knowledge. Great place for a glass of wine or two ! Cheers

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Gaiole in Chianti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Just the best spot to try Chianti wines in the area. Riccardo knows all there is to know and is very happy to share his knowledge and offer advice. Just for good measure he has an excellent selection of cheeses and meats to snack on while enjoying a glass. I go back to Cantinetta every time.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Great little wine shop with a good selection of wines and a great selection of gifts to take home. Also a great place to relax with a glass of wine and appetizer. Riccardo also has amazing meats and cheeses for a light lunch or to take home.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Riccardo, the owner of this wine shop, has excellent taste and a very good selection of food items to take home for your friends and family. I buy truffle oil, wine, cheese and gourmet salts... and there are hundreds of other things to buy here. The best part, is that Riccardo can shrink wrap you cheese so you can bring... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Finding ourselves in Gaiole in Chianti at 1 p.m. on the way to our B&B further south, we went to La Cantinetta based on Tripadvisor reviews. We had a great time - the proprietor, Ricardo, who is mentioned in other reviews is very friendly and efficient. This is a wine store with some outside tables that offers a variety of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Ricasoli, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Gaiole in Chianti
  • Phone Number: 3339687729

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This is an enoteca specialising in wines of the chianti region. Light snacks are also available - antipasto. Wines are available by the glass and there are tables in front on the Piazza to enjoy the wine and watch the passing parade. The owner, Ricardo, is very knowledgeable about Chianti wines and is ready to give advice and make recommendations.

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