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“A genuine Tuscan trattoria”

Trattoria La Baracchina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Baracchina is a typical Tuscan countryside “trattoria”, where simplicity combines with genuineness.Born in the 60ies as a shack where, on weekends, people from Florence would go for picnics, it slowly evolved into what it is now, a trattoria with an easy and informal atmosphere. The Baracchina is suggestive and cozy in winter, with its small lounge heated by fireplace and wood stoves, and striking in summer, when meals can be taken in the refreshing shade of secular oaks and cypresses. The owner likes to recall how thirty or more years ago Angiolino used to barbecue huge steaks while his sister cooked penne strascicate and beans the Tuscan way. A short waiter served the dishes and, during the pods season, yelled not to throw the hulls to the ground. The management changed several times, with more or less success, until the Baracchina nearly closed down in the years spanning the two centuries. But the place is cozy and it has what it takes, so why not resume the principles of the early years, which were simplicity and genuineness, combined with a fair price and a professional and skilled management. This is the new/old Baracchina, a “substancial” trattoria, the ideal place for those who wish to eat well, no frills at an honest price. Perfect for an informal dinner as well as for the Sunday lunch, and for business or tourist luncheons. You will also find a suggestive glass veranda surrounded by huge trees, especially suited for banquets like communions, business meals, birthdays and so on.
Naples, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“A genuine Tuscan trattoria”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We just happened upon La Baracchina on a Sunday afternoon while exploring the countryside around San Casciano. The food and the vibrant atmosphere were wonderful. The staff was very friendly and relaxed. Prices are reasonable. Try the tagliatelle con cinghiale. We can't wait to bring our friends.

  • Visited September 2013
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St. Paul's Bay, Malta
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great Tuscan Food”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Great food, has a private car park and reasonably priced. The bistecca Fiorentina was great, as were the side dishes and the Tuscan antipsto

Visited August 2013
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
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“Delicious Tuscan Cuisine”
Reviewed 7 April 2013

We were recommended this restaurant for dinner by Villa Murray. We had a delicious, simple Tuscan dinner - one of the best meals on the trip thus far. Our meal included a fresh artichoke & parmesan salad, ricotta with pancetta and garbanzo beans, lamb stew, and delicious house wine. A real gem!

Visited April 2013
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Genève
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77 reviews
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“Perfect !!!!!!”
Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

Wonderful familial place near by Florence. Very good typical food, good service, very very Nice Time in this simple place. Warm welcomed, simple card with only fresh staff. Card changing every few days. I really recomand !!!! Very reasonable price also!!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Newark, New Jersey
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“So THIS is How Italian Food Is Supposed To Taste!!!”
Reviewed 10 February 2013

We booked a private tour while in Livorno on a Royal Caribbean Cruise. One of the highlights was a visit to Trattoria La Baracchina for lunch. This is a family owned restaurant, serving incredible cured meats, regional cheeses, homemade pasta, freshly pressed olive oil and wine from their own vineyard.
I can highly recommend the carcioffi sott'olio (grilled artichoke hearts in garlic and olive oil), pecorino fresco e stagionato, proscuitto casalingo e affettati, pappardelle al cinghiale (tuscany's famous boar ragu - don't be afraid, it's delicious!!!) and stracci coi broccoli.
And, of course, the wine! A lovely red wine, no sulfites, just great flavor as an accompaniment with great food. And don't forget the freshly pressed olive oil, just pour it over the crusty Italian bread - heaven!!

  • Visited January 2013
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