Osteria Santo Spirito

The bustling Piazza Santo Spirito is the social center of the Oltr’Arno and one of the most popular dining and drinking destinations for tourists and locals alike. At first glance it might appear touristy,  but listen to the conversations between large flocks of friends enjoying a beer or a spritz outside on the piazza and you’ll realize many are Italian. The square is full of … Continue reading Osteria Santo Spirito

Le Clos St. George

Sometimes a restaurant is all about the experience, as surely may be the case here. Sitting outside overlooking the garden and enjoying the soft early summer sun as you sip champagne strikes a favorable impression. As expected, the wine list has an incredible number of champagnes, especially from Ay, a Grand Cru, and they have a pleasantly surprising selection of half bottles. Choose a few … Continue reading Le Clos St. George

Villa San Giovanni degli Eremiti

Sit in the courtyard and escape the chaos of the Palermo city streets. You are just steps away from the famous Chiesa di San Giovani degli Eremiti and its garden oasis. In fact, you are in your own little oasis. Relax, enjoy and let the wonderful staff guide you. Service is friendly and accommodating, providing guidance to diners and eager to make suggestions, they will steer … Continue reading Villa San Giovanni degli Eremiti

Osteria Le Panzanelle

After the overdose of German, French, Dutch and English conversations you’ve heard at the tables of the other restaurants of Chianti, it is worth giving Osteria Le Panzanelle a try. Yes, you will still find tourists here. But you will also find Italians, lots of them; they come here for the great value. This small restaurant in a tiny town between Panzano and Radda in … Continue reading Osteria Le Panzanelle

Osteria Alla Piazza

Osteria Alla Piazza is a peaceful oasis in Chianti. Outside any of the principal towns it is an idyllic escape, at once both typical and unique. Built into one of the many stone medieval borgos that pepper the region, it is both beautiful and charming. Drive by in the evening and you are captivated by the warm glow from within, softly illuminating the old stone … Continue reading Osteria Alla Piazza

Quattro Leone

Quattro Leone is one of the most beautiful and charming restaurants in Florence, but it doesn’t let this go to its head. The restaurant combines casual and friendly service with beautiful surroundings. In summer, you can’t beat the flower-lined patio of the charming Piazza della Passera. In winter, you can enjoy the warmth of the beautiful dining room, separated into a number of intimate spaces. … Continue reading Quattro Leone