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“Small, tucked away restaurant with excellent food”
Review of Antica farmacia

Antica farmacia
Ranked #2 of 18 Restaurants in Palaia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: nuovo ristorante aperto dal 2010. Buona cucina a prezzi molto convenienti
Reviewed November 24, 2012

This little place is a real gem in Palaia. It does take sharp eyes to spot the sign and we missed it walking past. There are only a handful of tables inside and a small menu of very typical selections.

The menu is only in Italian but the waitress spoke some English and translated for us. Lots of typical local ingredients feature and the wine is inexpensive and very good. After mixed Tuscan starters, I had the pasta and was very pleased to find that it was not a huge wheelbarrow-sized portion. Attractively served in a cylindrical porcelain bowl - most unusual.

If you are looking for a restaurant that's not super-fancy, quite authentic and not overrun by masses of people, this is the place.
I've scored a little low on 'special occasions' below mainly because there are only a few tables and for a large party this place is too small. You'd be falling out of the window (beautiful view across Palaia) after your first bottle of red.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

A small and excellent local restaurant in simple surroundings.Don't be deceived by the limited menu and low cost,the food is superb.
Tastes of food and small but good wine list make this just a lovely little haven.

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Thank 187069Mario
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Cute, little place in Palaia Town. Great dinner; so good that I wish we had more of it. Portions are a bit small, but hey is the flavor that counts correct?

Thank PaulHanry2001
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

This was our second trip to the Antica Farmacia since the new team took over. Great quality ingredients, classic dishes and very good value. The staff were friendly and attentive and gracious enough to let me speak Italian.

Delicious Tuscan meat and crostini antipasto shared between the two of us, then a pasta with Tuscan sausage sauce and a lovely spinach 'gnudi' with sage butter. We passed on secondi in favour of a scrumptious millefoglie and a rich chocolate tortino. Even the ordinary vino rosso by the glass was seriously good.

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