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“Incredible creative experience”
Review of Le Contrade

Le Contrade
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 4, 2014

As you arrive at the setting the views are breath taking. The views are followed up by a friendly greeting from chef Andrea and straight away you can see his enthusiasm and love for food.

The friendly waiter and chef helped us look through the menu and wine list to select the best meals for our evening. You can see our meals in the photos section but believe me they tasted just as good (if not better) than they looked. Chef brought the dishes out, as he did with every guest, explaining what he was serving and with some of the dishes he went into the philosophy and ideas behind the dish which was fabulous.

We had all four courses and a small appetiser courtesy of the chef to make it five courses finished with local grappa and sambucca. Very interesting and creative experience!!

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Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were nearby and wanted to try something off the beaten path. We found this on TA and made the trip and despite the GPS failing us we found the signs in town to the restaurant. We are so glad we made the effort and didn't get discouraged.

I don't write many TA reviews unless the place is great or horrible. Le Contrade falls clearly into the first category, an amazing place that is worth making the trip to. Sitting on top of the hill the ambiance is lovely with views of the surrounding hills and vineyards which are spectacular.

We were fortunate that the place was not crowded when we arrived for lunch and received personal attention from the owner and chef. Many great recommendations and unique food that was not to be expected in the countryside. I would rather eat here than some of the top places we have eaten in Florence. I will return next time i am in the area.

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Reviewed July 23, 2014

If I were to organise another trip through Italy. La Contrade, Gaiole in Chianti would be the first on the list, set in a Tuscan valley the restaurant enjoys a nice cool breeze whilst basking in the Tuscan sun.
The food (which is all prepared by one chef inspired by his surroundings and life encounters) is original, beautifully presented and simply divine.
The wine list is vast, with the perfect bottle for every scenario ready to be served, the vast majority of which are locally sourced.
The service was brilliant for a late Tuesday lunch, As we were the only table. however, with just one waiter, I could imagine service being rather stretched when the place starts to fill up.
however, the food is most definitely worth a wait.
Honestly one of the best meals I had in Italy. I would strongly recommend it to all.

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Thank Milodcw
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a wonderful place. Magnificent views. Great setting, wonderful atmosphere and the service is superb. The food was of the highest standard. Highly recommended.

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Thank cachoc
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Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We are so impressed by the food here - clearly the chef has put lot of thoughts into designing a feast for people' taste buds!!! A place not to be missed if you are in the area!

Thank YuetYi
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