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Tuscany Restaurants

Badia a Coltibuono

  • Località Badia a Coltibuono Map It
  • Gaiole in Chianti
  • Italian

Updated 12/04/2013

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Outside the walls of Badia a Coltibuono is the abbey's pleasant restaurant, with seating on a terrace or in soft-yellow rooms divided by ancient brick arches. The pappardelle con sugo di cinghiale, uvetta, pinoli e fave di cacao (pasta with braised wild boar sauce, raisins, pine nuts, and cocoa beans) is as delicious as it is unusual; the costata di manzo nostrano (locally raised T-bone steak) for two, is particularly flavorful. It all pairs marvelously with the abbey's own wines.

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Località Badia a Coltibuono, 4 km (2½ miles) north of Gaiole, Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany, 53013, Italy

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mon. and Nov.–Feb.

Updated 12/04/2013


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Apr 20, 2007

A perfect pairing

We had the pleasure of lunch at Badia a Coltibuono. We found the food and wine to be excellent. A selection of Badia a Coltibuono's library wines is offered and we had a 1985 Chianti that went well with our entrees. We've noticed that we don't often go wrong with restaurants at wineries - perhaps becaquse they have more to lose than a one time customer if they get it wrong. Try Castello Banfi's restaurants (south of Montalcino) for other excellent


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