Currently owned by Giorgio Pinchiorri and Annie Feolde, the three star Michelin restaurant, Enoteca Pinchiorri, was named the 32nd best restaurant in the world by British Restaurant magazine. Found in Florence, the establishment serves dishes made from locally sourced ingredients, paired with tasty Tuscan wines. For a special treat, order the six course menu; though the costs are high, the quality of the food is well worth the price.
Enoteca Pinchiorri, Via Ghibellina, 87, Firenze, Italy, +39 055 242757
Inside Lucca’s Contemporary Art Museum, you’ll find creativity of a different kind at L’Imbuto. Offering tasting menus for three prices (40, 60 and 90 euros), Chef Cristiano Tomei seeks to provide customers with a new dining experience using traditional Tuscan ingredients.
L’Imbuto, Via della Fratta, 36, Lucca LU, Italy, +39 0583 491280
In the heart of Maremma, Caino, serves delicious two-star Michelin cuisine. What began as a wine retail business transformed into a contemporary restaurant that seats only nine tables, allowing Chef Valeria to fully focus on the food. Traditional Tuscan dishes are deconstructed and re-assemble in a completely new way, giving new life to old flavors. Dishes include interesting combinations such as roasted veal tongue sandwich with blueberry flavored onion, saffron potatoes and capers, or hare with pumpkin cream and foie gras.
Caino, Via della Chiesa, 4 Montemerano, Manciano (GR), Italy, +390564602817
The philosophy behind IO Osteria Personale was owner Matteo Fantini’s desire to breakdown stereotypes about Italian cuisine. Forget everything you thought you knew about Tuscan staples, pasta or seafood, and expect creative combinations such quinoa risotto with figs, coffee and blue cheese.
Osteria Personale, Borgo S. Frediano, 167/r, Firenze, Italy, +39 055 933 1341