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“Selection” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante Oltre il giardino

Ristorante Oltre il giardino
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $49
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Jarvenpaa, Finland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Selection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

Food is great and reasonable priced. The view and atmosphere at the terrace are perfect. Big place, so you have to wait if the place is grouded.

Visited September 2012
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Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A bottle of wine and fine Tuscan food...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

The views are stunning for sure. Looking out at the Chianti countryside and valleys is amazing. But view or not this place has wonderful Tuscan cuisine and a wine list to go with it. We have eaten here several times over the last few years and the quality of food and warmth of service have not let us down. The Peposo (wine stewed Chianti beef with black pepper) is the best I have ever had and (as previously stated in these reviews) the zucchini risotto is amazing (especially when zucchinis are in season!). The pappardelle sul cinghiale ( pasta with a wild boar sauce) is excellent as is the Maltagliati al sugo di anatra (duck with a tomato sauce). And finally, the tiramisu is the perfect way to finish off.
Yes, because it is in the tourist guides it does get a lot of tourists but the quality of food and the service has remained very high over the years. I highly recommend you give it a try for a romantic evening or lunch.

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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

The menu is varied, food cooked to order and with a terrace overlooking the hills and vineyards - wonderful. Staff are attentive but not overly so. Prices are of average. This restaurant gets very busy, although we never had to book a table for an evening meal and we normally ate around 9pm or later.

Visited September 2012
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Atlanta, GA
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A nice place to enjoy Chianti.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

We stumbled upon this restaurant as we spent the day walking small towns in Chianti area. This was a real find. the staff was very gracious even though they knew they would never see us again. View was excellent as we sat in the garden overlooking the countryside. Food was very good. Highly recommend.

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Thank PopsandMimi
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“Best views in Panzano and good food to boot!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

Outside a winery, was the quintessential Tuscan lunch experience...great food (highly recommend the zucchini risotto), great service once we actually got sat and beautiful views of olive groves, vines and pine trees in the perfect Tuscan patchwork you expect! Thanks to Gaia and all the others at Oltre il Guardino!

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Thank ChikasonDP
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