© Valleriana.it 2019
Italy has the most exported food culture in the world for a reason!

Eating out

The Italian cuisine is no small part of Italy’s draw, so go and

indulge!

The valley has a generous choice of restaurants as well as ‘circolo’s  for you to explore during your stay. The restaurants are all variations of the typical Tuscan trattoria, and you will find similar food at all of them, yet each offers something slightly different, and all are worth a visit. The ‘circolo’s you find in some of the villages are essentially small village clubs or bars. Each of these has a slightly different offering but all will sell coffee, drinks and some form of food. Many of them also play host to various food- based festivals throughout the summer. The places themsleves are functional and have cheap prices compared to a restaurant so each has their place and part to play in local life

Restaurant ‘Da Nerone’ at Pietrabuona

Da Nerone is not only a trattoria but also a pizzeria using a wood- fired oven to cook their pizzas (which you can also buy to take out). The food is typical Tuscan cuisine and they pride themselves on porcini mushrooms when in season. There is a lovely garden seating area that is open during the summer and English menus are available. Closed Wednesdays

Restaurant Manero at Vellano

Manero is a traditional trattoria with stunning views down the valley from the restaurant. There is no menu to speak of as all the food is made daily from seasonal produce. You can expect the generous antipasti to be a mix to share, followed by a choice of pasta dishes, then a selection of meat cooked to perfection on the gril. Take cash as there is currently no card machine. Open Wednedays through to Sundays

Restaurant Da Sandrino near Sorana

One of the busiest of the valley’s restaurants (for good reason), Da Sandrino has a large menu (also available in English) and is very popular, especially at the weekend - we strongly advise you book ahead. It has a lively atmosphere once full of (mostly) Italians and is one of the two restaurants in the valley where you can eat genuine Sorana beans cooked in the traditional way. The owners of the restaurant also have a small bar a few steps away from the main restaurant with a lovely garden. During summer months the bar is open from breakfast until late evening, there is free table football and table tennis in the garden, so it can be a good place to take children. The bar also serves pizza by the slice and sandwiches. Closed Monday and Tuesday and the restaurant is open only for dinner during the week - at the weekend it also opens for lunch.

Restaurant Da Carla at Ponte di Castelvecchio

Another large restaurant that boasts a lovely covered outside dining space in the summer, beside a fishing lake. The restaurant lights its wood-fired pizza oven in the evenings, when they offer pizza in addition to a menu of traditional trattoria fare. They offer a good value ‘tourist menu’ for lunch during the week, which is a smaller menu comprising a pasta dish, a main course, water, wine and coffee. During the cooler months they often offer traditional necci (chestnut flour pancakes) cooked in the traditional way on the large open fire in the restaurant and rolled with your choice of fillings (traditionally ricotta as a sweet option and/or salumi as a savoury option). The owner is also a cultivator of the Sorana bean and throughout most of the year (if the locals haven’t eaten them all) they are available as a side dish, great with pork! Closed Wednesday evening and Thursday all day.

Restaurant La Pieve near Castelvecchio

La Pieve takes its name from the impressive Romanesque church next door. It’s a pizzeria as well as a trattoria - pizzas can also be bought to take away. They also make their own ice cream and have a small choice of beer on tap, making it a great place to stop for a mid-afternoon refreshment as well as for lunch or dinner. Closed Monday all day and Tuesday evening

Restaurant Lina at Macchino

Under management of a young couple since 2017 and worth the trip a little further up and out of the valley, the food on offer at Trattoria Lina is typical Tuscan but with a twist. The owners are passionate about sourcing local produce and artisan beers, so if you like craft beer, this is the place to go. During the summer they also have a lovely covered dining area. Closed Monday Lunch and all day Tuesday
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© Valleriana.it 2019
Italy has the most exported food culture in the world for a reason!

Eating out

The Italian cuisine is no small

part of Italy’s draw, so go and

indulge!

The valley has a generous choice of restaurants as well as ‘circolo’s  for you to explore during your stay. The restaurants are all variations of the typical Tuscan trattoria, and you will find similar food at all of them, yet each offers something slightly different, and all are worth a visit. The ‘circolo’s you find in some of the villages are essentially small village clubs or bars. Each of these has a slightly different offering but all will sell coffee, drinks and some form of food. Many of them also play host to various food-based festivals throughout the summer. The places themsleves are functional and have cheap prices compared to a restaurant so each has their place and part to play in local life

Restaurant ‘Da Nerone’ at Pietrabuona

Da Nerone is not only a trattoria but also a pizzeria using a wood-fired oven to cook their pizzas (which you can also buy to take out). The food is typical Tuscan cuisine and they pride themselves on porcini mushrooms when in season. There is a lovely garden seating area that is open during the summer and English menus are available. Closed Wednesdays

Restaurant Manero at Vellano

Manero is a traditional trattoria with stunning views down the valley from the restaurant. There is no menu to speak of as all the food is made daily from seasonal produce. You can expect the generous antipasti to be a mix to share, followed by a choice of pasta dishes, then a selection of meat cooked to perfection on the gril. Take cash as there is currently no card machine. Open Wednedays through to Sundays

Restaurant Da Sandrino near Sorana

One of the busiest of the valley’s restaurants (for good reason), Da Sandrino has a large menu (also available in English) and is very popular, especially at the weekend - we strongly advise you book ahead. It has a lively atmosphere once full of (mostly) Italians and is one of the two restaurants in the valley where you can eat genuine Sorana beans cooked in the traditional way. The owners of the restaurant also have a small bar a few steps away from the main restaurant with a lovely garden. During summer months the bar is open from breakfast until late evening, there is free table football and table tennis in the garden, so it can be a good place to take children. The bar also serves pizza by the slice and sandwiches. Closed Monday and Tuesday and the restaurant is open only for dinner during the week - at the weekend it also opens for lunch.

Restaurant Da Carla at Ponte di Castelvecchio

Another large restaurant that boasts a lovely covered outside dining space in the summer, beside a fishing lake. The restaurant lights its wood-fired pizza oven in the evenings, when they offer pizza in addition to a menu of traditional trattoria fare. They offer a good value ‘tourist menu’ for lunch during the week, which is a smaller menu comprising a pasta dish, a main course, water, wine and coffee. During the cooler months they often offer traditional necci (chestnut flour pancakes) cooked in the traditional way on the large open fire in the restaurant and rolled with your choice of fillings (traditionally ricotta as a sweet option and/or salumi as a savoury option). The owner is also a cultivator of the Sorana bean and throughout most of the year (if the locals haven’t eaten them all) they are available as a side dish, great with pork! Closed Wednesday evening and Thursday all day.

Restaurant La Pieve near Castelvecchio

La Pieve takes its name from the impressive Romanesque church next door. It’s a pizzeria as well as a trattoria - pizzas can also be bought to take away. They also make their own ice cream and have a small choice of beer on tap, making it a great place to stop for a mid-afternoon refreshment as well as for lunch or dinner. Closed Monday all day and Tuesday evening

Restaurant Lina at Macchino

Under management of a young couple since 2017 and worth the trip a little further up and out of the valley, the food on offer at Trattoria Lina is typical Tuscan but with a twist. The owners are passionate about sourcing local produce and artisan beers, so if you like craft beer, this is the place to go. During the summer they also have a lovely covered dining area. Closed Monday Lunch and all day Tuesday
Valleriana
+39 0572 408144 +39 347 173 8259 +39 0572 407014 +39 0572 400080 +39 0572 412001 +39 0572 409155 See the webcam at the restaurant and the local weather forecast