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“nice country restaurant”
Review of Ristorante Antico Desco - CLOSED

Ristorante Antico Desco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $41
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: A few km from San Gimignano,Poggibonsi and Certaldo, lovely restaurant with old typicall cuisin. Terrace with panoramic view on vineyards and olive's tree.
Reviewed August 26, 2012

this restaurant, that usually we call "Trattoria" is in a nice country side, close to my agriturismo, it's very clean, good organized and, most important, they use their own production of olive oil and wine for the restaurant, there it is possible to eat typical toscany food.

1  Thank lanciotti g
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

We were driving from Poggibonsi to San Gimignano and found the Restaurant almost by chance: the terrace is very beautiful and offers a nice view of the Colli Senesi.
We tasted a fine wine, "Scirocc", by Fontaleoni, a relative of the owner: a delicious mix of sangiovese and merlot.
The food was excellent (home made "pici" in particular); prices absolutely fair.
A taste of nice "grappa" was offered at the end of the dinner.

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2  Thank RosaeRosarumRosis
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

The only reason we visited this restaurant is because it was near our Agriturismo. When we arrived it was almost empty, and it looked the same when we left. There area some beautiful views from all sides, and a nearby lake which also looked great.
However, we were all (four of us) disappointed with the meal itself. We shared a mixed meat/cheese platter which was ok, but nothing special. Two of us had pizzas, which were alright, two of us had pasta dishes which were tasty but not exceptional. We all shared a litre of house wine between us, and three of us had dessert. We were charged €84, which we thought was steep, considering the average quality of the meal. Unlike most other restaurants in Italy, we weren't even offered a shot of grappa/limoncillo at the end of the meal.
There was nothing wrong with this restaurant, but considering their prices, and the remote location, we felt disappointed.

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Reviewed June 3, 2012

We stayed at Hotel Vecchio Asilo for four days in April. Elio recommended Antico Desco on our first night and we loved it so much we went there every night. Everything we had there was delicious, home-made, fresh. The restaurand is part of Azienda agricola. Their olive oil is the best we have ever tried. Their wines were also very good, especially 2003 LaCerreta. We really enjoyed the tour of their olive orchards and vineyards.

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2  Thank magdaitomek
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

Nice restaurant tucked away just a few miles from San Gimignano. Worth a trip out to visit if you're staying in the area and want a nice meal one night.

It was too chilly to sit out on the terrace when we visited and very quiet, so we had a seat inside. A nice and relaxed atmosphere the food is good and very Tuscan, lots of sharing platters to start which are excellent, and then Tuscan soup and my other half had some tasty asparagus crepes smothered with local cheese.

For mains we both had beef washed down with a nice Chianti. The English/American rock and roll they play in the restaurant is a bit odd, but we liked it. Nothing like chomping on a steak with The Who blaring out!

The restaurant also sells local wines, very reasonably priced as just 5 euros for a bottle of white so stock up while you're there.

The staff are very helpful and friendly, always greet you with a smile. Definitely the sort of place you'd come to if you came to this area regularly.

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1  Thank Edyboy64
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