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“Best place to have a rest and a meal in Certaldo”
Review of Enoteca Boccaccio

Enoteca Boccaccio
Ranked #9 of 58 Restaurants in Certaldo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$18
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Trier, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Best place to have a rest and a meal in Certaldo”
Reviewed 12 July 2013

We have been at Enoteca Boccaccio some minutes after we had a very bad experience at the so-called Osteria Chichibio where they did not want to serve us at about 12 o'clock when we mentioned we did not want to have a real 'pranzo' but some 'piccolezze' or 'bocconi' only and some beverages because my wife and I usually are in Tuscany in order to have our meals (Tuscan delicacies) in the evenings and on that day too we were going to have a real and abundant and wonderful dinner of course, a real 'cena', in San Gimignano again in a restaurant which is not pretending to be a restaurant as Chichibio is pretending to be but which is a high-class restaurant.

I do not want to talk about that place anymore now which I mentioned before. ENOTECA BOCCACCIO is the place where a day tripper to Certaldo has to sit down. They have been very very friendly, real hosts, we were eating and having wines and other beverages and felt well, the atmosphere had been so sweet, the location very beautiful, the quality of the food very good and the prices very acceptable and agreeable. If you are to Certaldo Alto, my wife and I can absolutely recommend you this place. And down there at Piazza Boccaccio, at the Pasticceria Dolci Follie, they sell this marvellous onion marmelade (please read the 10th novel of the 6th day of the Decamerone before you open the glass being back home), and please do the marmelade on a slice of dark bread, no butter, and enjoy...

  • Visited September 2012
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Texas
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place to cap off the night”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

We stopped by Enoteca Boccaccio in Certaldo Alto twice during our stay in April, 2013. The proprietor is a nice guy who may come out to chat with you while you sit and enjoy the cool night air in this medieval town. He brought us snacks to enjoy while we drank, which is a nice touch. I like to chat with local shop owners when I travel (especially at pubs) and he was more than happy to oblige me. We have great memories from our trip there, sitting with local residents and enjoying a drink together.

If you're going to be near Certaldo, I recommend that you stop by Enoteca Boccaccio up in Certaldo Alto. Not only is the town itself a great place to visit, but this enoteca in particular is a cozy place to sit and make some Italian friends.

  • Visited April 2013
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Montreal, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A hilltop find”
Reviewed 21 February 2013

This tiny but charming wine and snack bar is worth the funicular ride up to Certaldo Alto. The wines are superb and the cold cuts and cheese platter presents outstanding quality products from local, bio producers. Andrea, the owner, is delightful and very knowledgeable and the prices are very modest. This is the best finocchiona (fennel) sausage I have ever had - to die for!

  • Visited February 2013
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Staten Island, New York
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great wine/salumeria!”
Reviewed 10 October 2012

Great place in medevil certaldo alta! A worker in our hotel told us this was his uncles place - we loved it! Andrea was great and so was the price for the food/wine and cheese!

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Jeannine V
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Padova
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A quick lunch next to a big barrel of wine”
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Right in front of Boccacio's house, no need to look around ....
We had delicious food, in an authentic atmosphere of relaxation ....
Don't forget to taste the crisp cantucci al cioccolato ..... !
Ciao Andrea (the owner), it was nice to meet you.
Buon lavoro!

Visited August 2012
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