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Localita Sant'Antonio Al Ponte 36, 53011, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 740671
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bistecca” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Localita Sant'Antonio Al Ponte 36, 53011, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We read the reviews and drove out to this restaurant specially. Pleasant atmosphere and attentive service but the food was only acceptable not outstanding. We had pasta followed by one veal and one chicken. Veal was a bit chewy although flavour was good.More

Thank Melchisedek
Ristorante P, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Pestello, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Mr Melchisedek, thank you for the review! As you have not specificate the pasta you hae eaten we would like to know the type because we work to offer the best service to people who live in Castellina, in Tuscany, in Italy and in...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We visited Tuscany many times and our dining experience in Pestello is the best one. Last winter we made a random stop at this restaurant and it was the highlight of our trip. All dishes we had were -Antipasto Pestello, truffle ravioli, wild boar picci,...More

Thank Bahar C
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived late in the day to our hotel in San Leonino. We were looking for a local restaurant as we were road weary travelers. This is a comfortable restaurant with nice atmosphere just up the road from our hotel. From the road the plastic...More

Thank Robyn D
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We were 2 couples, and drove up for dinner. Tucked upon a hillside, quiet road, is this delightful restaurant. Let's begin with the fact that this is porcini and truffle season. We entered and the aroma of these 2 permeated the room. Fabulous. Our host...More

1  Thank SBN_NJ
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This was a super spot for dinner recommended by our Italian American friends. We had a couple of bottles of lovely Chianti and they were able to easily accommodate my vegan diet. The pici pasta was great accompanied by plant-based goodies! The one server was...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 5 August 2017

all home made, the desserts are incredible, I love the choc torte. I have eaten there for 35 years...always dependable. Closed on Weds.

1  Thank brookewilson
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Close to Concadoro where we were staying, Pestello looked like a great place to pop in for an evening meal. We went twice during our week. First time we popped in and were seated by very pleasant staff. We noticed immediately that as well as...More

Thank TinbumWeetbrain
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The service, food and atmosphere was perfect for dinner with my business colleague. We will definitely be back here during future visits.

Ristorante P, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Pestello, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you Travelnaked for this beautiful review! Hoping ti see you again with your fantastic business collegue :) see you soon and best wishes from Ristorante Pestello

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Been to Tuscany 9 times and always eat at Pestello's at least twice. The food is the best in Italy and that says a lot. Federico and Maria Pia treat us like family and Pietro always takes great care of us. Just return with friends...More

Thank mike c
Ristorante P, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Pestello, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Grazie Mike :) we are very glad to read your name on our Tripadvisor page! Thanks a lot also to your american friends and say "hallo" to your wife's parents - Roger and Jerry -. Hoping to see you soon! Please come with all your...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Oh my, the steak was so, so good! We had the 1.5 kg bistecca fiorentina which looked too big at the beginning, but was so delicious that we finished it all without hesitation. The place does not look too promising from the outside, with plastic...More

Thank Esther K
Ristorante P, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Pestello, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you Mrs Esther K for that beautiful review! Yes we have not a wood oven pizza because we have not a "pizzeria" but a "ristorante" and our best is the bistecca alla fiorentina (t-bone steak) cooked on a grill with wood and not on...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$47 - US$118
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Localita Sant'Antonio Al Ponte 36, 53011, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Castellina In Chianti
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 740671
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Rustic structure, tipically tuscan, located in the country area of Castellina in Chianti. Is by a family conduction: Federico and Maria Pia are brothers and they are concerned it since 1994. Dishes are simple, homemade and household. The menù consists of: Appetizers: salami, cheese, grilled bread with sauce , fettunte (oil bread), grilled vegetables , omelettes, dishes based of fresh truffle. The first dishes are all caracterised of homemade and fresh pasta: meat ragù such as wildboar, duck and rubbit or vegetarian ragù such as truffle, mushrooms and cheese. Bistecca alla fiorentina (t-bon steak) is the most traditional dish of our region. Meat is cooked on the grill of a beautiful fireplace with wood. You can also taste a lot of meat dishes such as filetto (fillet of veal), tagliata (sliced beef)all with truffle, mushrooms, herbs or grilled chicken and lamb. At the end you can try the homemade desserts such as tiramisù, pannacotta, vinsanto e cantuccini (a typical sweet wine with buiscuits), jam cake, apple cake and chocolate cake. Desserts change daily. We have simple, holesome and tasty dishes not so processed. The internal enviromment is with three rooms, one is the bigger and one is with a magnificent fireplace. The upstairs is used for groups and Christmas or Easter dinner. We have a terrasse outside for the summer. we are waiting you!
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