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“Family run excellent Italian home cooking. Very impressed.”

Ristorante l'Appennino
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Bruscoli
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 17, 2019

GENERAL STUFF: An unplanned find, but our experience was excellent at this local and extremely price conscious mountain restaurant in the Appennines. Very cheap bill for excellent food.
We were too early in the season for our chosen lunch restaurant, so we looked for what was nearest and open.
Hallelujah for Ristorante l'Appenino, where we ate well with a mostly Italian clientele.

LOCATION: It's on the bend of a hill approaching Firenzuola, and would be easy to drive past.

CLIENTELE AND WHEN TO VISIT: It was filled with Italians, including local workers. We were there for lunch.

ATMOSPHERE: This is a warm Mom and daughter, and perhaps even granddaughter restaurant. The atmosphere was very much that of a successful family business.

DECOR: It's clean, and has been recently redecorated to a good standard. Light colours, and subtle table dressing.

FOOD: This was 'casareccia' cooking at its best. Momma prepared and cooked all, and daughters worked the tables. Starter, main course and dessert were all excellent.

Locally produced wine was on each and every table. We had a juice and a prosecco at the bar while waiting for the dining area to open. And at the end, the bill for more than a three course lunch was €60 euro. For the quality of food, and also the setting and atmosphere, this was an unbelievably generous price.

Generous portions, kind welcome and no fuss. The best of Italy. The veal chops were astoundingly tasty.

FACILITIES: Everything is spotlessly clean in Momma's kitchen, bar and bathrooms.

WOULD WE RETURN? Yes. We would make our way to eat there. This would be an easy and scenic day trip from Florence. No wonder Eric Newby fell in love in the Appennines.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed January 11, 2016

A good restaurant is always busy (and 'best book, and indeed' mandatory reserve). Tuscan dishes (Florentine, croutons, etc.) of good quality and quantity '. Prompt and kind, nothing to say.

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

the place is quite rustic and is essentially a few rooms only inside but the food is yhe greatest I have tasted in a while. for those looking for tagliata di fiorentina or fiorentina this is the place. good price rates, the staff are very friendly and we were surprised they all. family with the old granparents cooking in the kitchen! I'll go back again asap!

Date of visit: August 2013
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

We use to go there a couple of times per year, and it is definitely a great place for steak and local food. The atmosphere is really typical, very friendly and unformal: necessary to make a reservation on week ends as it gets really busy all year around. The point is that it's almost impossible to have the full meal, including mixed starters (crostini), pasta (tagliatelle or other= and meat (fiorentina of course). My suggestion is to skip the pasta if you are a meat lover, or to share the crostini and the steak (usualli around 800 g each) if you want to taste the pasta.

Date of visit: March 2011
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Date of visit: August 2019
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