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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 46 - US$ 114
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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!
Reviewed 26 October 2018

We come to the Pestello for almost 20 years and were never disappointed. This time we had dinner inside (for lunch and warm temperatures we like the terrace as well), food and wine quality as well as service were excellent. We had the typical tuscan food which is just great. We will come back, promise!

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Reviewed 14 October 2018

We just finished our visit to Castellina in Chianti staying at a villa in Fioraie. We enjoyed the short walk to Pestello - dining there three times during our stay. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful with the menu. The wine recommendations were all exceptional. The Bistecca alla fiorentina is a must!

We all agreed that we would drive out of our way to visit this local treasure again.

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

We were staying at Villa 10 mins from here and so our first visit was due to it's convenience. We would have crawled up a mountain to come back. Our host/waiter (Pietro, I think) was charming, funny and very helpful. The menu selection seems very authentic and from the assorted meat/cheese plates to the homemade pasta to the grilled pigeon to T'bone steak for 3 everything was well seasoned, had varied and reasonable wine parings, prepared perfectly and served at a leisurely pace. The easiest restaurant to find parking for anywhere in Chianti is plus as well.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We had many good meals in Italy, but this one stands out as one of our favorites! The meat was so tender and the fresh herbs, veggies, etc, were so flavorful! Decent prices.

Thank Martin K
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

We stopped here at lunchtime on the way from San Gimignano to Castellina. I had passed this restaurant several times but never bothered to stop. My loss. Welcomed by the delightful Francesco who gave us excellent service throughout...we lunched on Tuscan Tagliere, the usual wonderful mix of salami, cheeses and bruschette, followed by superb Pici al Sugo di cinghiale...abundant portions, excellent service, quiet surroundings...what more could you ask for? Will surely return!

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Thank Patrick C
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