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“Absolutely the best ingredients...”

Agriturismo Ristorante La Fonte
Ranked #4 of 56 Restaurants in Pienza
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Absolutely the best ingredients...”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Fresh, In season, local. It doesn't get any better than this. Menu changes based on what's in the vegetable garden and what's available from local farms.

Typical, delicious Tuscan food in a lovely setting, outside or inside, served by friendly locals (perhaps family?). We had home made Pappardelle (€7) and a Wild Boar Stew (€10) washed down with a Vino Nobile. That was followed by Pecorino from Pienza, just a few kilometres up the road. It was all melt in the mouth delicious and very obviously from the best ingredients.

It's 3km out of Pienza and definitely worth the drive. Don't miss it.

  • Visited September 2012
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Cork, Ireland
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“Wonderful food and very affordable”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

My husband and I have just returned from a week staying at La Fonte Agriturismo in Pienza. We ate in the restaurant three times in the course of a week! We decided to eat there on our first night for convenience and it was so good we returned a further two times. The food was fresh, the service was pleasant and the seating (both indoors and outdoors) was charming. We ate a variety of items from the menu, but our favourites were the pici in ragu sauce for primi and the wild boar with olives for secondi. The meat was perfectly cooked and just melted in the mouth. The potato sides were fantastic, especially the one cooked in the oven with sun dried tomatoes. I am salivating even thinking about it! The pici was absolutely perfectly cooked, with just a hint of a bite, it was just delicious. There is also an extensive wine list with a nice selection of affordable options. I would say the restaurant is very competitively priced for the quality of food, for 2 primi, 2 secondi, 2 sides, a bottle of wine and water, we were paying on average €50. They also offer 10% discount for guests staying in the agriturismo which was a bonus for us.

I would say the only things on the menu we didn’t enjoy were the pannacotta and jam tart for dessert, neither were too our taste. Although, we found it hard to get good desserts while we were in Italy.

Overall though, we loved the food at La Fonte. It seems to be getting quite a good reputation as there were many customers who we noticed returning for a second evening and it gets an impressive number of drive up customers considering it is 3km’s outside Pienza. We would heartily recommend, we both agreed that it was the best food we ate in our two weeks in Italy.

  • Visited September 2012
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Milan, Italy
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“Great food at right price!”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

We stooped in this restaurant because we just saw it from the street.
It's really a lovely location, nice restaurant and nice details!
Food is delicious...I had a lovely pasta (pici with chianina ragu) and lovely pecorino cheeses plate!
Price is OK, not cheap but even not too expensive!!

  • Visited August 2012
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