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Trattoria La Baracchina

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Via Degli Scopeti 199 | Sant'Andrea in Percussina, 50026, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy
+39 055 822 9600
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:45
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19:30 - 21:45
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New York, NY
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104 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My extended Italian family that lives nearby took me here for lunch. Mostly locals were eating here, which is a good sign for me. I loved it! We are outdoors and the ambiance was like dining on your own porch surrounded by your neighbors. The food was terrific. Starters for the table of bruschetta, some fried polenta, and some beans... More 

Thank tribecadoc
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We were a little disappointed after eating here at short notice for Easter lunch. Entree and pasta were fine, without being great, but the mains were tough work. Despite the generous serve, the lamb had a weird cloying flavour. Unlike excellent rare beef I've eaten elsewhere in Tuscany, the dish here was exceptionally chewy and served with an inedible side... More 

Thank Stuart C
Simone C, Proprietario at Trattoria La Baracchina, responded to this review

Hello Mr. disappointed, IT WAS a special occasion! In our obsolete tradition we call it Easter, it's when Jesus, the son of our God, resurrected after beeing crucified and we are used to go eating somewhere right out of the city, to welcome springtime. All restaurants are full of happy families and all restaurants offer a special menu for that... More 

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211 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Local friends took us to this delightfully simple and simply delightful place. Nothing fancy on the menu but authentic Tuscan dishes though mainly for carnivores. However, in the antipasti, primi and contorni sections, also vegetarians will find sufficient choices of Tuscan specialities. The food is not fancy but fresh and well prepared, the local wines are delicious, and so are... More 

Thank Eric D
Clearwater, Florida
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If you have a car, make the effort to visit. A wonderful and peaceful setting complimented by a gracious and accomodating staff. No ptoblem if you don't speak italian. Set in the woods this trattoria offers wonderful food and wine at a very reasonable price. Frequented by locals, which is always a good sign, the "shack" offers a great Tuscan... More 

Thank wjlagano
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel and we were not disappointed. This is Tuscan food and wine at its best and all extremely good value. The setting is basic but buzzing with families and groups of friends so has a nice atmosphere.

Thank Travellinghanj
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is why you travel to Italy and Toscana. Simple but sooo good! The Bisteca is a must for all meat lovers and the pasta with meat sauce - delicious! Lovely service and surroundings, this is one of the reasons we want to go back to Toscana - this restaurant. "The best meat dish ever eaten" my boyfriend och brother... More 

Thank Jonna L
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Our group of eight was easily accommodated by the friendly staff, and the service was pleasant and the food was fine, but it was nothing--frankly--that we have not done at home just as well. Lots of families here and lots of happy people; lots of covered outside seating. Very attractive setting. Easy parking.

Thank Quenames
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Friendly and familiar atmosphere in a country redyaurant with traditional tuscan cuisine. Very nice to stop by. NOTE: it is currently undergoing heavy restructuring. It should reopen around March 2016.

Thank Daniel W
Riverside, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Were headed back to Trattoria di Sor Paolo for lunch but they were closed for construction. Checked with the hotel next door and the kind lady working the desk referred us to her brothers place, Trattoria La Baracchina. Took us a while to find it but really happy we did. Very friendly and helpful waitress and surprisingly great food.

Thank Semaj0613
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here . Very friendly owner chef who explained and translated the dishes. The "tuna" of Tuscany was delicious and was in fact Pork. The Ragu pasta was a great hit along with the gnocchi . Dinner for 5 was only €135. Well worth going and we would certainly return.

Thank hugo b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 45
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:45
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:45
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:45
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:45
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:45
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Degli Scopeti 199 | Sant'Andrea in Percussina, 50026, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  San Casciano in Val di Pesa
  • Phone Number: +39 055 822 9600
The Baracchina is a typical Tuscan countryside “trattoria”, where simplicity combines with genuineness.Born in the 60ies as a shack where, on weekends, people from Florence would go for picnics, it slowly evolved into what it is now, a trattoria with an easy and informal atmosphere.

The Baracchina is suggestive and cozy in winter, with its small lounge heated by fireplace and wood stoves, and striking in summer, when meals can be taken in the refreshing shade of secular oaks and cypresses.

The owner likes to recall how thirty or more years ago Angiolino used to barbecue huge steaks while his sister cooked penne strascicate and beans the Tuscan way.

A short waiter served the dishes and, during the pods season, yelled not to throw the hulls to the ground.

The management changed several times, with more or less success, until the Baracchina nearly closed down in the years spanning the two centuries. But the place is cozy and it has what it takes, so why not resume the principles of the early years, which were simplicity and genuineness, combined with a fair price and a professional and skilled management.

This is the new/old Baracchina, a “substancial” trattoria, the ideal place for those who wish to eat well, no frills at an honest price. Perfect for an informal dinner as well as for the Sunday lunch, and for business or tourist luncheons. You will also find a suggestive glass veranda surrounded by huge trees, especially suited for banquets like communions, business meals, birthdays and so on.

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