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“A Tiny Peice of Tuscan Heaven”

Ristorante 13 Gobbi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Got a recommendation from a Brit neighbor while we were renting a house in Montisi. After recognizing the neighbor (Miriam Margoyles - from Harry Potter films amongst many others not to mention the stage). Figured it was worth the countryside excursion thru central Tuscany. We were richly rewarded! After 6 visits to Italy & many, many restaurant outings (includes notables such as Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence & Imago in Rome) we stumbled upon what we agreed to be the best Ravioli in white truffle cream we've had the good fortunate to endulge. Top it off with an '08 Tignanello, a wild boar stew and the house special pasta (simple yet sublime pasta prepared in a hollowed out giant Pecarino bowl) and you one of the best but simple (read => all good connotations of "simple") eating experiences we've had to date. We will be back!

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

The restaurant is just inside the town walls of Montefollonico beside the main gate.

Over the course of the week we spent in the area we ate here twice. Once on a Sunday lunch and again on a wet Tuesday evening.

On the Sunday we had the house selection of starters which is made up of cheeses, crostini and various cold meats and arrives on the sort of multi tiered plate you would see for afternoon tea back in the UK. This was as good a platter as I have had anywhere.

For the mains three of us had the house special pasta which is a tagliatelli which is then put into a bowl which has been made from a whole pecorino cheese and is then coated in the melted cheese. I have to say all of us thought it an excellent pasta course.

On the Tuesday we had some more crostini and some went for the pasta again. I went for the wild boar stew which was ok but nothing special and a little cold to be honest.

Service is all a bit frenetic as it is mostly the owner and one other person but they don't seem to be allowed to take orders or settle the bill… so just go with the flow and enjoy the atmosphere…

I thought it was reasonable value and the house special starter and pasta were especially good. We went twice and I would certainly return again.

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Thank GCall
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

The man who runs this restaurant is like a one-man show, taking orders, waiting tables, and just generally being a likeable guy who loves his food. Everything we ate was fresh and seasonal. We had the bruschetta plate and carpaccio, both excellent. I have had a pasta similar to the pecorino tagliatelle in NY, but figured I had to try it since it seemed to be the "thing" to order... it was nothing like I've ever had, ever. Amazing. My husband had the pasta with wild boar ragu and he was equally happy with his decision. Dessert was the best- fig gelato with caramelized fresh fig on the side. Definitely go here if you're in the area, its worth the trip. We also found the town itself to be quainter and nicer than nearby Montepulciano, which had many more tourists and people walking about.

Thank Rachel_B_Reviews
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

A friend told us about this delightful little restaurant that finishes your pasta in a wheel of pecorino and with that, we were on our way to Montefollonico. An hour later and many windy turns through the Umbrian countryside, we landed at Ristorante 13 Gobbi and ordered the very pasta. It was tremendous! The service was excellent and we have thought about that pasta almost every day since. Well worth the long drive to go this restaurant. Also, the town is beautiful and worth a ten minute stroll around- very picturesque!

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Thank mjtNYC
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us by our B&B and we are so glad we went! We had a wonderful meal, but the highlight was definitely the house special of the pasta with pecorino sauce - it was quite a show to have it made there nearby! Please try this place if you are nearby - affordable prices and a great treat!

Thank cookchicTN
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