There are probably better gastronomic temples even in this, the Casentino Valley; but we always go back to "Filetto". First of all is its position in the charming main square of Stia, portico-lined and with the Appenines as a background. Then there is the absolute lack of pretense: the last time we ordered papardelle sul cinghiale for all three of us and an large earthen pot was placed in the middle of the table. Even with healthy appetites we couldn't possibly have finished the contents! Then it was the turn of roast lamb for me, a skewer of pork for my husband and stewed wild boar - cinghiale again - for our guest. As a side-dish, I ordered black cabbage, sauteed in oil and garlic, the others white beans which are pretty much a Tuscan staple. Everything was very good but even here we had to resort to "doggy bags" when no one could manage a clean plate. No problem: my husband made a delicious ragout for the pasta the next day out of the assorted left-overs.
Wine, of which we asked for a small bottle, was instead plunked down on the table in an already opened bottle which was about two thirds full. A smile from the waitress and a comment: "finish this one off and then we'll see about another." This might be a put-off for some but I find it totally acceptable and perfectly suited to the atmosphere of authenticity of the place in general.
No room for anything but an espresso at the end of the meal. The bill: 17Euros each! We'll go back, probably next spring when the road over the Consuma is a lovely and easy drive out of Florence.
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