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“Delicious!!”
Review of Messer Boccaccio

Messer Boccaccio
Ranked #3 of 60 Restaurants in Certaldo
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 25 May 2014

I was in Certaldo one day during the first week of January and pretty much everything was closed; the town seemed like a ghost town. I was lucky, though, that Messer Boccaccio was open for lunch. I stopped in and was greeted warmly. It's a large but warm dining room. I had heard so much about the Certaldo onion that when I saw gnocchi on the menu with a sauce made from it, I had to try it. IT WAS AMAZING. Simply amazing. One of the best pasta's I had in over two months in Italy.

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We found this restaurant one evening 2 years ago and have eaten there several times since. We were taken by the little walled, lantern lit garden as we turned the corner from the funicular lift. Certaldo Alto is a pretty little place, like stepping back in time and Le Messer Boccacio is a jewel in its crown. The family and staff that run it are very friendly and the food is very good, we have never had a meal there that wasn't excellent and the fact that locals eat there is a good recommendation. This visit we were with our Daughter and Son in law, unfortunately the weather was not too good so we ate in the restaurant across from the garden. What a surprise that was, it was quite large and nicely decorated and had beautiful vaulted ceilings. Firstly we were given soft bread stick and a very tasty tomato dip we then went on to have wild boar ragu with pasta and gnocchi with cheese. For our second course, veal steak and thin slices of rare steak with rocket and Parmagnano cheese, it was so tasty. Our Daughter and Son in law had a selection of cheeses and crostini and they both had pizza for their main which was very good. If you ever go up to Certaldo Alto go to this restaurant for a delicious rustic meal.

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3  Thank lizianKent_
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Visited Certaldo Alta - family of 6
Lunch at Da Messer Boccacio
Sunny day, pleasant outside courtyard
Waitress made sure we were seated in the shade
6 meals - all of the highest standard
Bruschette and crostini fresh and tasty
Pici firm and full of flavour
Pizza thin and crispy with toothsome filling
I am not a fan of gnocchi but the small gnocchi with gorgonzola and pancetta was a delight
Waitress was attentive and charming
Excellent value
Highly recommended

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1  Thank Jeremy B
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We enjoyed some pasta. Pizza was ok too. The place is very nice either the terrace with a nice view or the restaurant indoor. Prices are affordable. The waiters are very polite.

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1  Thank CLOtilde1978
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

We came for the pizza and the views, but the weather was threatening so we were only able to enjoy the pizza. It was delicious. Thin crust, well portioned toppings and cheese. A genuine Italian pizza with a great location (when the weather lets you sit outside). The house wine was also delightful.

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2  Thank Joy S
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