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“Monna Ginevra offers exquisite dining in a charming setting”

Osteria Monna Ginevra
Price range: $24 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Osteria Monna Ginevra is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, in a natural setting of great impact. The restaurant offers typical local cuisine with use of selected materials and great attention to Tuscan tradition
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Our two families dined in Monna Ginevra at Hotel Le Pozze Di Lecchi while staying in a villa in Gaiole in Chianti. We were celebrating Father's day and the dining experience did not disappoint. The service was attentive and the menu choices were numerous - ideal for children and for adults who want to experiment with gourmet options. The risotto was outstanding, the cinghiale (wild boar) cooked with dark chocolate was amazing, the desserts an appropriate tasty end to a wonderful dinner! A must if you are staying or touring through Chianti.

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1  Thank CandAToronto
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

While exploring the Chianti region, we just happened upon this delightful restaurant on the grounds of the Hotel La Lecchi. The delightful chef made every course delicious as well as beautiful! From 'Toscana Tuna' (actually a pork item), to the best Bolognese, to the very fresh garden vegetable pasta, to the desserts...all 6 of us agreed this was our best meal in Italy. Herbs and vegetables are grown on site, and Chef takes great pride in quality of ingredients. A wonderful wine list, and lovely venue added to the perfection. And, when we asked for the bill, we were amazed at how reasonable it was. Make this a MUST stop on your trip through Tuscany!

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1  Thank Margiross
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

We stayed with friends in the hotel (Le Pozze di Lecchi) in which the restaurant is located. After having eaten here the first night, all other plans went overboard and we just had dinner every evening during our stay, it was a fantastic experience.

Andrea (the chef) has a great menu, the quality of the dishes are those of top restaurants, combining genuine local ingredients with a great level of preperation and some more particular tastes. The service was fantastic and the attention from him and his wife made us and our friends stay for three nights and three dinners in a row. I think that already says it all.

Thanks Andrea and I hope we will be able to come back soon!

Tj.

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1  Thank Tinus75
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

We stopped for lunch and were enchanted by the nice welcoming of the chef:Andrea, in his restaurant. All dishes we ordered were delicious, tasty and so nice to look at!
All were originals, and very well executed. I would go there again to my next trip in Chianti.
The room is well decorated, and the garden precious.
Its a great destination for lunch or diner.
Natacha F. Switzerland.

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3  Thank Natacha F
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

Monna Ginevra was recommended to us by the concierge where we were staying in Gaiole in Chianti. He had stayed at the hotel in which this restaurant resides the night of his wedding - enough of a recommendation for us to try it! It is a small dinning room with maybe 8 tables, although I think there are more outside when the weather permits. We were immediately greeted by our sever (who was excellent) and then the chef Andrea Oppo stopped by our table to explain briefly his menu and recommendations. Andrea is clearly passionate about what he does and it showed through the entire evening. We started our meal with 2 spectacular dishes - of particular note was the truffled parmesan cream with cured meats (AMAZING). We shared a dish of pasta as well as the house specialty, the wild board which was truly incredible. Andrea consistently check on our table (as well as all the others) to explain his food and also to answer any questions - when we told him we'd not had too much experience with truffles he actually brought out two fresh (one black and one white) and gave them to us to taste. The star of Andrea's food is clearly the local produce and regional items however what makes it so special is his surprising and innovative use of herbs and items grown in his own small garden outside his kitchen which he showed us after our meal.
Finally, after thanking us for coming, Andrea shared a shot of Grappa with us to celebrate our trip - it was a fitting end to an amazing meal and an experience we will never forget.
If you find yourself in this region do not miss the opportunity to have dinner here and make sure you speak with Andrea. His love for the food of this region and his interest in sharing his knowledge and passion with his customers will make for a very special experience to be sure.

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4  Thank Nicole B
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