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“Chef Gaetano is an Artist”
Review of Arnolfo

Arnolfo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $132 - $179
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Our house, it consists of four floors with a roof terrace and two private dining rooms, the main dining room, with a view of a Tuscan hill with great charm, Arnolfo Restaurant can accommodate up to thirty guests, a private room and a maximum of eight persons. These rooms can be combined to accommodate up to a maximum of thirty guests. There is availability for the exclusive use of the house, the two dining rooms and the terrace for a drink, The upper floors have four bedrooms, reserved for guests of the restaurant can accommodate up to a maximum of eight persons.
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Gaetano Trovato, the chef of this small and very classy restaurant, is an artist. his creation are like a paint.. superb. is style is very clear and based on first quality products.

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Reviewed July 25, 2012

I went to Arnolfo for lunch with a friend last April. We didin't make a reservation but were able to get the last table available. I can only say one thing: I had the best meal of my life. The service was superb. Everything was perfectly executed. I had the chef's menu and my favourite dish was the foie gras with strawberry sauce. The wonderful view was a bonus. Although we weren't sharply dressed, we were really welcomed. The only thing that bothered us was the fact that the prices were only displayed in the menu handed to the man. Not suitable for our times anymore.

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

I am honestly at a loss for words when it comes to describing the dining experience at this restaurant! No superlatives are enough!

The food, the creativity of the dishes, the flavours, the ambience and atmosphere, the level of service and professionalism of the staff, the wine selection...... every possible aspect of this dining experience is excellent, all the way to the restrooms!

The attention to detail and level of service are second to none. Restaurants like this are very very few and far in between.

This place truly deserves the 2 Michelin stars that it currently boasts.

Keep it up Gaetano - you are truly one of a kind!

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Thank issibni
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Reviewed July 13, 2012



It is generally accepted that Arnolfo in Colle Di Val Delsa is one of the best restaurants in Italy. It currently merits 2 Michelin stars and in my opinion is overdue for its third star.

We spend some time in Tuscany every year. We have eaten in Arnolfo  regularly over many years and have literally watched Gaetano grow as a chef. It is difficult to believe that he could improve further,  his cooking is outstanding, his combination of tastes and beautiful presentation  is a joy to the palate and eye.
His fois gras with strawberries, mentioned in another review is a great dish. This is not a restaurant to read about, better experience it if you can. 
Some visitors come by taxi from Florence which is approximately 40 minutes away.

 Like all great restaurants the exquisite food is complimented by the oustanding service offered by Giovani the chef's brother and partner.
Giovani makes every one feel welcome. His knowledge of wine and the restaurant's cellar is such,  that I always leave him to choose the wine to compliment our chosen menue.

The medieval town on a hill is beautiful, the restaurant's summer terrace rests on the ancient walls  surrounding the town and overlooking a hill which in some years is blooming with sunflowers creating a total magical experience.

Thank Yoram A
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

We have enjoyed Sunday lunch in Spring, Autumn and Summer. Giovanni suggested our next experience should be an evening dinner on their outdoor terrace with an overnight stay. The experience was magical and perfect. My dining partner tried the vegetarian menu and despite being non-vegetarian, thought that the best meal she has ever enjoyed anywhere! On the traditional menu side Gitano has added his rendition of deconstructed roast suckling pig (crispy with a sprinkling of finishing salt)--amazing! The alfresco ambiance is charming and romantic; the wine list has expanded; the room beautiful; service perfect, as always. But the food tops it all!

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Thank RShereff
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