We found ourselves in this restaurant almost by accident. Having arrived to a nearby hotel we found the restaurant on the premises closed for the day and the manager recommended that we should try L'Antica Trattoria. He was also very kind to give us a postcard with his name on the back, 'in case the place was full'. The card came in handy, because even on Tuesday night we were gently asked for a reservation. The Trattoria is not big, just a few tables and gets filled up quite easily.
The food and service were equally great. The owner and his helper made us feel very much at home and sincerely helped us find the right meal and wine to go with it. Colle-di-Val-d'Elsa is not the most typical tourist destination, but if I'm ever passing by on the highway, I'll be sure to find time to make a stop for another delicious meal.
A big 'Grazie mile' to the owner and the staff!