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“Absolutely Fantastic (but book ahead!)”
Review of La Castagna

La Castagna
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Preggio
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 29 August 2017

this restaurant is so extremely good that it prompted me to dust off my tripadvisor account as it really deserves all the good press it can get. Family run, perched on a scenic hilltop and a terrace looking down into the valley (please note that even in summer as it's in the hills, the terrace gets windy and cool at night so it may be suggested that you have drinks on the terrace but then come inside to eat). Starters included truffle bruschetta, whipped cheese with local tree honey and local cheeses.

The truffle pasta (using huge chunks of real truffle not just truffle essence!) is fantastic as are the various meat dishes, the Rosso di Montalchino wine is excellent and the pudding selection limited but homemade and fantastic (try the profiteroles albeit the other options are also great.) I do recommend booking as it is run and staffed by the family and I get the impression that they don't open until their first booked table....

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

5 girlfriends and I spent a lovely week in Preggio 10 years ago. We walked several times to La Castagna and still to this day have the wine jug. The restaurant food, wine and service was great and the price too. I'm so happy to know it is still there.

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Thank juliapoate
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Preggio is a tiny town perched on a hilltop. The restaurant is in a unique, historic (old) building. Very unusual setting. It is a family run establishment with an elderly nonna in the kitchen. The food was simple, fresh, and tasty. The menu, small. service was understandably slow as only one server covers the entire space. An experience, yes. For dinner, No.

Thank alicelevinson43
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Phew.. What a fab view. Go for the terrace to watch the sunset. This place is so much better than it looks from the Street! It's a favourite with local so what better recommendation

Thank Damaris C
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

This place is absolutely brilliant. It has incredible food, really nice waiters, family run, amazing view. I have now been three times with several people and it is always a brilliant experience.

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Thank TomItaly2016
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