This place is deep in the country and not particularly easy to find. We had chosen it on the recommendation of a friend as particularly good for young children. Things did not start well. We had booked for 11 but had not specified the make-up of the party - 6 adults and five children, one of twelve the others four and under. We were shown two tables - one set for five, the other for six. I said that having booked for 11 we had expected to be seated together and that it was impractical to sit in two groups - to do so would negate the purpose of the outing - to celebrate one of the adults birthday. We were told that it was impossible to be seated at one table and that two tables could not be put together. We started to demonstrate that they could and at last got a more positive response. The views from the terrace are absolutely spectacular and there were plenty of things to amuse and distract the children - there was a succession of animals, including a young piglet - a cross with a wild boar - that wandered around the courtyard and under the table. The Podere makes much of the fact that all their food and drinks are organic - very laudable - but it did mean that the children's requests for a coke or an ice-cream could not be met The food was fine but by no means exceptional. The wines, especially the red, made from their own Sangiovese grapes was very good. .
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