There are many resturants, cafès and pizzerias in Tuscany offering traditional typical dishes and if you're looking for an authentic place to eat at for experiencing the Tuscan true cuisine and top wines, then a few suggestions from locals may be helpful for selecting the best ones.
When one is abroad, chosing a place for eating at is not always as simple as it may appear. Many restaurants and cafes show flashy signs for drawing tourists with misleading advertising: generally, the fact that a place is crowded with tourists only, is always a negative signal. On the contrary, if you notice many locals eating at a certain place, then take a seat with no doubt: traditional Tuscan dishes and good value for money are guaranteed!
We've listed those place where we've eaten at for sharing with you our impressions about their outside/inside locations, about the staff and the service, the menù and the relative presentation and, obviously, the prices, so you'll be able to select those restaurants that best satisfy your expectations, getting a good value for your money.
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Go beyond the art, the culture and the classic landscape of Tuscany and delight in the spectacular colors of fall. The brisk temperatures bring not only a richness in the flavours that invade the menus but also a kalediscope of falling leaves in dazzling shades of yellow, red and orange which can be best appreciated up close.
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Part of what charms everyone about Tuscany are the traditions. The vendemmia or grape harvest, is one tradition that has been romantizied about in films, books and photos. One of the best ways to participate is to find yourself in the countryside in mid to late September in one of the many agritourims or B&B in Tuscany.
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Enjoy great food, long hours and live music at the Hard Rock Cafe in Florence, along with its classic rock memorabilia collection and the chance to buy unique souvenirs from Florence at the Rock Shop.
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Are you looking for good local food in an outdoor setting at a reasonable price? Go to Via Camollia, which is a street full of local, cozy, good-for-the-price restaurants. We take you through the charming street making it easier for you to choose where to eat out during your time in Siena.
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The Locanda nel Cassero is a small charming restaurant in the medieval hilltop village of Civitella Marittima in the "upper" Maremma serving regional and local specialties.
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Read full article "La Grotta del Picchio Verde"
Located in the small hamlet of La della Sassa, this restaurant is named after the small natural grotto in which it is located and where a few tables are in. A welcoming setting, the kitchen offers authentic traditional Tuscan dishes.