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“Our best meal in Tuscany by far”
Review of L'Oste Matto

L'Oste Matto
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 June 2015

The interesting selections on the menu were like nothing we had seen anywhere else. There were a fer standard items of Pasta, but most of the Primi and Secundo items we truly unique. Had some great local wines. Most of the staff spoke little or no Italian but the head waiter was able to explain all the entrees in very good English. I can't even begin to list them, but 2 of us had the veal, very thinly sliced with different preparations and it just melted in your mouth. We all sampled each others dishes, and there was not a loser in the bunch.
Reservations highly recommended. The locals love this place, and there are not a lot of tables.

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Reviewed 8 April 2015

Traditional tuscan cooking, revisited in a modern and brilliant way.
Excellent wines with reasonable prices.
Warm and original ambience.
Absolutely suggested!

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Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

Always, always talk to someone about allergies or intolerances before eating at any place. I was so happy to talk to the staff and see that they understood my needs and knew how to prepare my food without getting me sick. The food is truly amazing and I left feeling fulfilled.

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Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

Incredible find.
The owner sure knows how to blow you away with flavours, colours, presentation etc. The ambience is also second to none.
Make sure you catch a warm summer evening to make the best of the outdoor seating area.
Enjoy!

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Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

We came here during our holiday, staying about one hour from Lucignano, because L'Oste Matto is rated the Nr. 1 restaurant in Arezzo province. We had a reservation for 8 pm and were among the first guests.

One of the waiters explained the Italian menu to us in English, which was very helpful and nice of him to do.

We had the mixed starters and fried pumpkin flowers filled with Chianina beef with tomato sauce. Both starters were ok but not outstanding.

As a second course we shared a risotto, which was cooked with yoghurt instead of butter and had cucumber bits in it. We were both disappointed by it since it tasted rather like an Indian raita with rice in it than a nice creamy risotto. It would have been better to stick to a more traditional recipe in that case...

For mains we had the Chianina steaks, one with rosemary and pepper, the other one with dried tomatoes. The meat itself was good and well cooked (We both like it very rare and that's not always what you get when you order it...) but the garnishing, especially the dried tomatoes, was just way too much, overpowering the taste of the meat and had to be mostly scraped off.

By then the restaurant had become full, with all six tables occupied, which unfortunately led to both waiters ignoring us completely, leaving the empty plates on our table for way too long and not asking at all if we wanted anything else. We finally got served a coffee but did not get another sentence from the staff apart from a goodbye when we left, which felt really weird, especially since the service at the beginning had been quite nice. Maybe another waiter would be a good idea to not make them that stressed with a full house...?

So overall we thought it was a nice restaurant with decent food, just a little disappointing given its glorious rating and reviews.

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