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“Very fine Tuscan dining”
Review of La Bussola da Gino

La Bussola da Gino
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Ranked #13 of 77 Restaurants in Quarrata
Price range: US$35 - US$89
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: La Bussola da Gino, is a charming little hotel and restaurant located in the foothills of Carmignano, a short distance from Florence, Pistoia, Prato and Montecatini. Opened in 1963 by the Ianda family, it is well reknowned for traditional Tuscan dishes. The menu follows the changing seasons rigorously, a vast selection of meat and game, wild mushrooms and fresh truffles are balanced with more modern and daring international combinations. La Bussola provides a comfortable warm and friendly environment for travellers looking to experience Tuscany at it’s best.
Reviewed 26 June 2013

As you will understand from other reviewers (if reading italian), you will know this is a bit above the average, both when it comes to prices as well as the food. That said, for the same money, you may find yourself ripped off if unlucky to visit the wrong places in Florence, hence at la Bussola you will get true value for money.

The antipasti are wonderful (they are famous for their coldcuts), the pastas spectacular, and the meat will make you understand how a bistecca should taste, there is a very fine line between good and fantastic, and the little extra effort they make (such as marinating in olive oil for at least 24h), makes all the difference!

Worth a trip!

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