Fine dining in the area
Although many of our guests enjoy the experience of hiring a chef to prepare dinner, bake pizza or conduct a cooking class, there are a number of good restaurants nearby to tempt you away for a meal:
Osteria del Borro, located on the Ferragamo estate, is a 20 minute drive from Barbazzano. The food is creative and delicious and the wine list extensive. Especially if lunch is planned, we recommended you arrive early and explore the restored medieval village now containing apartments, shops and intricate dioramas illustrating the tale of Pinocchio and medieval life (open seven days).
Osteria Antico Borgo, located in Civitella just 10 minutes away, is a charming, intimate restaurant set in an old olive oil mill. The food and wine are both impressive.
Ristorante Neda, despite its humble appearance, prepares some of the best Chianina steak in the area. Their Fiorentino (a good 3” thick) is served on a chafing dish that not only keeps the food warm but also continues to cook it as you work your way in from the edges. This is a good place to absorb the local color, and you may not spot any other foreigners when you go. Neda is in Pieve al Toppo, approximately 20 minutes away (closed Monday evening and Tuesday).
Lancia d’Oro, in nearby Arezzo's Piazza Grande, serves upscale cuisine in a cozy setting. Well worth an evening trip, you can stroll up the Corso Italia, the main pedestrian street, when all Arezzo is out and socializing (open seven days).
If you'd like to leave the driving to someone else, we recommend a car or bus hire with Italian Style. Click here to view their website.
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