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“best meal of our month in italy, in a beautiful place”

Albergo Ristorante Casentino
Ranked #8 of 42 Restaurants in Poppi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Whenever we come to Florence, which is yearly, we make our pilgrimage to the sleepy little walled town of Poppi, and in the garden of this restaurant we have the most reliably super meal of our trip.
Poppi is on a steep little hilltop in the center of a flat valley, marked by a castle distinguished mostly by the fact that Dante is said to have come here to help in a military campaign.
The old town, utterly quiet, is preserved from the plague of tourism by the very modesty of Poppi's antiquities. Apart from a sweet little church with an endearing portrait of virgin and child, there's nothing to put Poppi on the tourist trail. You can be the beneficiary of this modestly.
The albergo-ristorante Il Casentino includes a large ancient hall that seems to have been a refectory for monks, but the restaurant also serves in garden where, on summer days, we prefer to eat.
The house wine, called Chimera, is very pleasing. The food is excellent (especially the steak, tagliata al rosmarino, to which we always add the super patate fritte, which arrive hot and crisp and wonderfully flavored with the olive oil in which they were cooked. The prices are unreasonably low--about $65 for three people having wine, bruschetta, then pasta, then steak and potatoes and insalata, then dessert and coffee.
The albergo provides a simple and pleasant place to spend the night; but it is the restaurant, and the charmingly-quiet old town that keep bringing us back.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2017

beautiful place, especially if you to eat in the garden, as we did. Grand old wisteria forms a shady bower. Food is excellent: pasta: burro e salvia an unusual treat. Tagliata di manzo flavored with rosemary, good house wine.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Nice dinner across from the castle in Poppi old town. The papperadelle with wild boar sauce was very good as was the caprese salad. The house wine was good too. In my opinion, the lightening was too bright for dinner and wish it was a bit darker for intimacy. Service was friendly and food delivered hot and quick.

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Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We went there a couple of times and only had a coffee but there was a nice atmosphere and the views are tremendous

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Food, wine, service and value for money excellent; all in a lovely setting. Obviously a popular Italian Sunday lunchtime venue!

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank SueR2478
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