Restaurants in Tuscany

David Cicconi

The owners used to have a popular shack by the sea and now they’ve gone big in the city, creating an outdoor summertime oasis favored by up-to... Read More

Ribollita is a thick, white-bean and black-cabbage soup—best with submerged bruscetta. The second is leftover bread soaked (whole wheat, like it was for... Read More

The outdoor terrace is seductively shrouded in bougainvillea and the aromas of a superior kitchen. Tuck into a langoustine that might as well be butter,... Read More

Tuscan fish dishes are as simple and as remarkable as the rest of Tuscany’s cuisine. The key with them—even more so than with meats—is freshness. La... Read More

Lombardo specializes in very honest Lucchese cuisine, such as the stewed codfish with leek, and also represents some decent and inexpensive local wines.... Read More

With an unobstructed view of the most dramatic hill town of Tuscany, full of towers and spires, this winery, now in its 30th year, produces truly... Read More

On the Etruscan coast, between Livorno and Grosseto, lies the world-celebrated Bolgheri zone, home to such revered and pricey labels such as Sassicaia... Read More

One of Lucca’s oldest, well-known bakeries/cafes nestled by the Piazza San Michele, Taddeucci offers the buccellato, a traditional sweet cake developed... Read More

As cozy and welcoming a setting as you can ask for, with vaulted ceilings and even a fireplace. While clearly not serving espresso, Tea Room is a Siena... Read More

Sample Livorno’s famous dish, cacciucco, at Trattoria Antico Moro, a seafood restaurant that smells entirely like its wares. Cacciucco is one of... Read More

Now, you’ll ask, why of 2,000 restaurants in Florence, am I choosing one that’s a lengthy walk west along the Arno, completely out of the touristy area?... Read More

An airy, pleasantly undistinguished space smack-dab by the walls of Lucca. Read More

My favorite small medieval hill town, among the vineyards of one of the worlds’ greatest wines Brunello, this tiny, circular, little-visited jewel has... Read More

Halfway up the old volcano called Monte Amiata, hidden at the end of a road of a tiny hamlet, is this revered trattoria with a blazing grill in its... Read More

Our dearest Tuscan friend Rosana makes the pasta by hand and many other things by the heart. Luca (the owner) and his family are basically crazy about... Read More

Below the Campo, next to the marketplace, sits this timeless trattoria. I’ve loved this place for 25 years. The whole family—mamma runs the kitchen... Read More

A relaxing wine bar by the river, the family-operated Vicolo Divino caters to the locals with a quality wine selection and a friendly, quiet atmosphere.... Read More

Some call it “a little piece of paradise.” We stayed there this fall and I must say it’s pretty close. A half hour north of Siena or forty minutes south... Read More

Our neighbor Ofelio often regales us with big hunks of boar he hunted. The meat is chopped up into cubes, marinated overnight in wine with onions and... Read More

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