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“Part of Castello di Brolio”

Osteria del Castello
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$60
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 16 July 2014

A number of us did the tasting menu, and it didn't seem like the chef picked the dishes he was most proud of for the tasting menu. It was a good value. The wine, for example, wasn't as good as the wine selected by the members of our group who were ordering a la carte. It was good food, and the castle is fun to see. This is part way down the hill from the castle itself.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

This restaurant is located right next to the Brolio Castle, in a wooded section... very nice. The food, wine and service were excellent. I had the 4 course "seasonal" menu and every dish was delicious.

Thank Jim G
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We had lunch here after our visit to the castle. It is situated in a very shady location under huge pine tree (very good on a hot day!) There was a standard menu and a number of specials which offered plenty of choice - we both had pasta; pici with ragu - very tasty and another pasta which i can't remember the name of with asparagus, cherry tomatoes and bacon - both well prepared. There was a variety of breads on offer, foccacia, tuscan bread and breadsticks and a glass of wine - lovely.

So, we came back and again experienced good food; pici with an onion and black pepper sauce (sounds odd but tasted lovely) and tortellini with ricotta and pesto. So with thunder rumbling around the Chianti Hills (but nothing close to us) we decided to have a dessert as well. Sometimes things can get lost in translation and not do the resultant puddings justice - so we were intrigued by "chocolate salami" and "coffee cream" which turned into beautiful chocolate mixed with biscuit slices and a rich chocolate mousse and a coffee mousse with intense coffee sprinkles on top sat on a vin santo base respectively. They were delicious - and I am not a huge pudding fan.

The service was friendly and appropriately paced - not too quick, not too slow. It was nice to chat to the resident moggies who came around to "speak" to the punters in the hope of the odd titbit.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Following an interesting tour of the castle and historic Ricasoli Collection our group walked up the hill to the glass enclosed restaurant set among the trees. Lunch was a menu chosen in advance, and the quality was excellent. However the staff all looked like they had been tasered. A bit zombie like, and clearly under pressure. No chit chat and it was hard to flag anyone down. Every seat inside and on the outside patio was taken. Our lunch ran a bit long, but by then the restaurant had cleared out somewhat and sanity looked like it had returned. The chef even came out to say hello. We really enjoyed the wines. I can only imagine that this would be a place to avoid during the busy summer tourist season. The castle is a huge draw. During the busy times, I suggest booking the castle tour in advance and a wine tasting, then maybe heading elsewhere for a meal.

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Thank FRISBEES
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

One thing that cannot be accepted in Italy is soggy precooked pasta and this is what we got after rather indifferent hors d'oeuvres The unsalted bread, a Tuscan tradition, was hardly edible. The hamburger served as a main course was less than mediocre. All of this is rather sad since there has been no attempt to improve the quality of the food which has constantly been much below standards and deteriorating over the years. This is a shame considering that the surroundings and the decor are pleasant and service is almost courteous

Thank RobinsonCrusoe19148
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