We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice little restaurant”
Review of La Martellina

La Martellina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice little restaurant”
Reviewed 27 October 2012 via mobile

We found this restaurant as recommended in tripadvisor and we can confirm everything people were saying.
The first dishes were excellent (homemade pasta). Chiant clasico they serve also very good. We ate beef stew and it was flawless - very tender meat spiced just right. The only small thing is a relatively limited choice of side dishes but that is something we found all over Toscany.

Helpful?
1 Thank Zoran M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

303 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    194
    78
    20
    10
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Milwaukee
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“The best of all restaurants we ate at over 2 weeks in Italy.”
Reviewed 11 August 2012

Fantastic food, great prices and we had a wonderful waiter. There is nothing more to say, except if you are in the area, this is the best place to eat.

  • Visited June 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank sunguytoo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
“Best food in Italy!”
Reviewed 7 May 2012

This was the best restaurant we ate in, in Italy. The food and the atmosphere were fabulous. We had a great antipasto platter we shared and had fiorentina steak. The house wine was excellent too. Try the fiorentina steak because you'll never find such a delicious steak anywhere else! Dinner was 30 euros a head, which was a good surprise as well. Highly recommend this to everyone. The place is only a 20 minute drive from Florence city center, a car with a GPS is recommended - not sure how much a taxi would charge for the ride.

  • Visited April 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Ilya_12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Florence, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Loverly restaurant in a beautiful area”
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Wow, what a great night with even better food! The wine is ofcourse the best, and the polpette are to die for.
I would recommend this restaurant to everyone that wants to eat great food and drink the best wine. The waiters was very funny too, offering us a lot of entertainment.

  • Visited March 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank frederique v
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
“A very nice experience..to be repeated again and again!”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Franco's restaurant "La Martellina" is a very nice place indeed to enjoy excellent tuscan dishes&wine,and spend an evening to remember for a lifetime.
Fantastic food in generous quantities,(no nouvelle cuisine bs portions!) a good choice of local wines,very friendly and very accurate first class service,nice background music and dimmed lights...
The owner knows his job very well and really makes his guests feel at home.
I wish I could feel at home at my home...
...as I do whenever I have a chance to dine in this charming restaurant,
in the charming Chianti region!
Bravo Franco!

  • Visited February 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Kim E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed La Martellina also viewed

Strada in Chianti, Greve in Chianti
Greve in Chianti, Province of Florence
 
Strada in Chianti, Greve in Chianti
Strada in Chianti, Greve in Chianti
 

Been to La Martellina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing