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Tuscany is home to a rich culinary culture based on fresh produce, hearty meats and delicious wines. With so many ingredients to choose from, chefs in this region are inspired to produce dishes that are a fusion of tradition with updated innovation. From farm-to-table establishments to modern places in urban spaces, the following is our guide to the top 10 restaurants in Tuscany.
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