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Pestello

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Localita Casa San Antonio SNC | Loc. Sant'Antonio al Ponte, 36, 53011, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 740671
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12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Traditionel italian in high quality. Try out the many home made dishes that are made from base. If Francesco serves you, you get an excellent experience. Had to come back for another evening dinner

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This restaurant is well worth going to, and whilst i didn't have the Florentine steak (which someone else did and it looked amazing) the food was really tasty,

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Clayton, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

8 of us for dinner. Waiter/owner seemed very pushy when we ordered Tried to order more food for us. Grilled steak which was supposed to be the speciality was too rare and a bit fatty. After dinner did not come over and ask if we wanted coffee or dessert. We would not go back again.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff and the food was excellent. A great place to relax and spend a couple of hours over a leisurely lunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The owner of the house we were staying , near Castellina, made reservations for our family of 15 at Pestello one night. My wife and I had steak fiorentina over 10 years ago, but I was overwhelmed that night. We had steak leftover, and we only ordered 3. The tenderloin on one was 9 inches round. They were cooked perfectly.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

It is always a good sign to find locals in a restaurant. In Pestello you will find many of them happily eating typical Tuscan dishes. But do not be mistaken - they are prepared and presented with great care, despite that it is a place somewhere on the road and in the woods. The prices are very reasonable and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We wandered into this roadside restaurant expecting a quick, unremarkable family dinner. We left happily stuffed with wild boar, perfectly roasted potatoes and vegetables, sublime desserts and the most masterfully prepared steak we've ever enjoyed. All served by a charismatic and knowledgable waiter. Our travels have brought us to many a fine steakhouse, but this unassuming little restaurant rivals the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We stopped here on cycle ride from Radda to San Ginignano. It doesn't look much from the outside, but we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch stop sat outside in the sun. The owner was so accomodating when we told him we were vegetarian, and made up a special vegetarian mixed bruschetta starter plate (their standard one is very meat oriented). The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We were staying at a farm house not far from this restaurant and Simone recommended Pestello. What a great recommendation. If driving in this area, everyone must stop here for a treat!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This place is along the road from Poggibonsi to Castellina in Chianti. We were hungry and decided to stop. It is an enchanting place with outdoor covered tables. Our waiter was a hoot. The food was fresh and delicious. Worth the trip to get there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 43 - US$ 107
Cuisine
Italian, Soups, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Localita Casa San Antonio SNC | Loc. Sant'Antonio al Ponte, 36, 53011, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Castellina In Chianti
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 740671
Description
Rustic structure, tipically tuscan, located in the country area of Castellina in Chianti. Is by a family conduction: Federico and Maria Pia are brothers and they are concerned it since 1994. Dishes are simple, homemade and household. The menù consists of: Appetizers: salami, cheese, grilled bread with sauce , fettunte (oil bread), grilled vegetables , omelettes, dishes based of fresh truffle. The first dishes are all caracterised of homemade and fresh pasta: meat ragù such as wildboar, duck and rubbit or vegetarian ragù such as truffle, mushrooms and cheese. Bistecca alla fiorentina (t-bon steak) is the most traditional dish of our region. Meat is cooked on the grill of a beautiful fireplace with wood. You can also taste a lot of meat dishes such as filetto (fillet of veal), tagliata (sliced beef)all with truffle, mushrooms, herbs or grilled chicken and lamb. At the end you can try the homemade desserts such as tiramisù, pannacotta, vinsanto e cantuccini (a typical sweet wine with buiscuits), jam cake, apple cake and chocolate cake. Desserts change daily. We have simple, holesome and tasty dishes not so processed. The internal enviromment is with three rooms, one is the bigger and one is with a magnificent fireplace. The upstairs is used for groups and Christmas or Easter dinner. We have a terrasse outside for the summer. we are waiting you!

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