Resturants and cafes in Tuscany
Best of the Best Resturants In Tuscany
In my last posting I wrote about Pici and a restaurant in Montepulciano that I would recommend for this dish. Again in this posting I am going to continue on the food theme while staying in Montepulciano. One of my favorite restaurants is located in the hamlet of Montepulciano, it is Le Logge del Vignola. Having been here several times, I have tried numerous dishes and have never been disappointed. The Val di Chiana beef melts in your mouth, and there are not one or two truffles, there are enough truffles that you believe you should be paying a lot more for the dish than you are. My husband’s favorite is the Beef Tartare, which is not always on the menu, if it is and you enjoy this dish order it here (he says it is better than what he had in Paris). The homemade ice cream is indescribable, and I eat a lot of gelato when I am in Italy, this is in a class of its own. The menu changes with the seasons, so it is hard to give specific recommendations other than those above; I can say that I have tried things that I typically might not have ordered in a restaurant and have always been beyond pleased.
I can’t write about Le Logge without talking about Massimo, the proprietor. He is gracious, extremely attentive and one of the best sommeliers I have met (their wine menu is fantastic).
Just so you are aware, this is a small and intimate restaurant and probably not ideal for young kids. In the high season reservations are recommended, and in the off season check the schedule as the restaurant is closed on some days.
The website for Le Logge del Vignola is http://www.leloggedelvignola.com/en/home .