Find out what Central-Italian restaurants to try in Altopascio including Osteria Martinelli, La Dispensa osteria, Casta d'Uva, Pierantonio Antico Ristorante Forassiepi, La Dogana, La Buca Del Norcino, Osteria del Vecchio Olivo, Trattoria di Montecarlo, Trattoria da Benito, Ristorante della Fattoria Il Poggio
4 based on 937 reviews
Fattoria Il poggio agriturismo,ristorante
The location, the food and the service here are all good. But the experience is spoiled by busloads of tourists, noisy and boisterous. This is good for business of course but those of us wanting a quiet Tuscan meal will go elsewhere in Montecarlo.
4 based on 1975 reviews
This is a traditional Tuscan trattoria, friendly, full of locals. There is no menu but the food and the wine just keeps coming! The pasta was cooked to perfection and then huge plates of beef, which were fantastic, but we could not eat it all so they gave us a doggy bag.The staff were so friendly and attentive. We returned the following day in search of yeast to make our own pizzas and the owner insisted on giving us some of their yeast- so kind. This is the real deal. I will be back!
4 based on 679 reviews
Tried only this restaurant once when staying in Montecarlo all September. The food was reasonable, but not more than that. And no wine-card. The young waitress told us, they only had 1 red wine. So strangely enough, we asked for a bottle of that. But then we saw the guests at the other tables got different red wines! When we got hold of the "senior" waiter, he explained, that she meant all their red wines (and white) were from Montecarlo. So in her opinion, they were all the same! Managed to get the wine changed. But he took our full glasses and the half filled bottle and returned with half a bottle! So we could easily walk in a straight line back to our flat. If you sit at a table outside, it is very stormy (the wind always blows down the main street). And if you try it inside, the music is too loud! So it definitely did not become our favorite restaurant!
4 based on 923 reviews
The restaurant is one of the most important focal points situated along our estate. It is located in an ancient renovated country farmhouse. It is the perfect place to re-discover the fragrances and flavours of the Tuscan cuisine of long agoâ¦â¦ a time when
Many different employees move about. Wait staff are conversant in English, if somewhat stiff. No warm, homey feeling here although everybody was professional enough. Food was okay, nothing noteworthy. The setting was very nice and they seem to have a large enough following although looking at what some people were eating, their choices didn't seem to reflect the local cuisine. I tend to ask for recommendations. They were given in a rather matter of fact fashion, not the expected enthusiasm such questions usually elicit.
4 based on 573 reviews
ENOSTERIA dove poter degustare salumi altamente selezionati,pasta fatta rigorosamente a mano come una volta,selvaggina ,carne alla griglia dalla tipica fiorentina ad altre particolaritÃ !Dolci tipici come torta co becchi a dolcezze piÃ¹ ricercate
Found this little gem based on great reviews here and it was truly amazing. By far the best meal we have had in Tuscany! The Service, the food and the scenery made it an absolute perfect meal.Their Insalata de frutti di mare is a must along with any of their pasta dishes.
4 based on 108 reviews
La dogana pasticceria caffetteria restaurant con menÃ¹ fisso a pranzo apericena con gran buffet tutte le sere e degustazioni taglieri salumi e formaggi di nostra proprietÃ aperto tutti i giorni dalle 6 alle 24
This is a fantastic place whether you are there for drinks on a Friday night or coffee one morning. The staff welcomes you with open arms and are just so lovely and friendly. It is possibly to sit inside or outside but I would highly recommend sitting under the Italien moon at night or the Tuscan sun during the day. They also sell breads, cakes and pizzas and have a clean toilet.
4 based on 811 reviews
Two weeks ago I visted Ristorante Forassiepi together with a family member. I did write a review, but based on communication with the upset chef I deleted it and will by this rewrite my comments on the visit.I have lived more than 60 years by the Noth Sea, so fish and other âseafoodâ are well known. Due to different reasons I have cooked in the kitchen for more than 50 years but I do not call myself a chef, yet. The last 6 weeks, and two more to come, I have enjoyed learning more about the Italian kitchen so I am better prepared to invite neighbours, friend, family or other visitors that would like to dine with us in Montecarlo.I am also pleased to see I have catched up with 100.000 readers on my reviews on Tripadviser that I hope read my reviews as I read others. To find good or challenges with restaurants I like to vist when I am in a particular area.So back to Ristorante Forassiepi. Over the 17 years visiting Lucca and the area this was my third visit the Ristorante Forassiepi. Previous I have been reasonable pleased even it is 5 years since last time.I was very pleased, even we were prepared to come back. The person who took my reservation noted wrong day. Just the way I want it. See a table empty for 3 hours instead of have other people dine in between is waste. We wanted to check out their menu and taste the food. So two hours for us should be more than enough, normally. I poped into the chef just briefly before we were seated. The restaurant is obvius a place for fine dining. The clients this evening also indicated this.The menu is interesting and we appreciated the introduction soup, nice presentation and very good tast. For starter I had choose Octopus. I very often do that when I see it because I just love it. And this was prefect cooked, just delicious. Primi was our first disappointment. Both of us had risotto and it was not cooked enough. The plating was not as you expect a first class restaurant and the tast from what should be a marinated salmon disappear. I had picked Scampi (Nephrops norvegicus). Taste ok, noted is that you can choose from fruit or vegetables along with the scampi. I had fruit, so dolce along with my second and it lifted the dish completeness. However, again I was very disappointed with the presentation. I eat a lot with my eyes so I have different expectations depend on what kind of restaurants I visit.Second, disappointment of the day was when my family member ordered Lobster. As mentioned, lived by the sea expectation of a European Lobster when Lobster is put on the menu is there, so if any would like lobster at Ristorante Forassiepi, ask what kind of lobster are on the menu this day. Looking at their video on Facebook lobster is European Lobster present, but that was not what was given us. In general service is good. Based on the high priced menu it is easy to see they spend a part of that with having staff available, both in the kitchen and the front. Chef Antonio Pirozzi, has his 35 years pluss in business, but as years goes it is not as easy to watch all and keep a hand on everything. That we did not turn any dish back to the kitchen, sorry about that, just not something we do. I rather tell the story what kind of experience I have and leave it with that. This time was a âcosi..cosiâ experience, hope to visit again and that it will be better. White wine from Enzo Carmangiani was good and was a good match to our dishes.
5 based on 148 reviews
During two weeks in the Montecarlo area we had a good number of restaurant meals and this was the most disappointing. There is an attempt to give the tradditional lucchese cuisine a modern twist but, as my coffee flavoured risotto attests, this doesn't always work. The 85 euro bill for two was way too expensive.
4 based on 494 reviews
This is a lovely little Restaurant in the centre of Altopascio with the possibility to sit inside or out. The staff is very helpful and friendly though mainly speak italien. The menu is in both Italian and English and the one staff member speaking English is happy to explain if you have any questions. We had booked a table as there was 7 of us but as it was out of season and a Thursday night, it wasn't busy.The starters were amazing and the special stuffed zucchini a most if you go. There is a good selection of mains and they are happy to do gluten free if you ask. Also the puddings are fantastic especially the ice cream with coffee. We had a very enjoyable evening and was very well looked after.
4 based on 468 reviews
Family environment, managed with passion and professionalism. Wide selection of Tuscan antipasti and fish, pasta dishes tuscan and fish main courses of meat in all quality wood oven pizza and baked soil. Valid selection of red wines, white and dessert. We
Food and service excellent. Reasonable prices. 3 of us had rare t-bone steak ( cooked in the wood oven) and sliced on a board with char cooked porcini served with salad. Oh my goodness. Totally memorable. Simple food cooked to perfection.Run by a father and son. Very good, efficient and friendly service. We all thoroughly enjoyed eating here.
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