Fine Dining Restaurants in Chianti
The second part in our Chianti Restaurant Guides takes you on a journey to the créme de la créme of dining establishments.
Tuscany boasts some of best food experiences Italy has to offer, so join us on this culinary tour of Chianti Classico country; to tiny hamlets and magical settings where you’ll find Michelin star restaurants and fine dining eateries, where Italian dishes taste like heaven and stay in your memory and on your taste buds long past your holiday!
Osteria di Passignano
One of our favourite places to dine and a one Michelin star restaurant, Osteria di Passignano is owned by the aristocratic Antinori family and managed by Chef Marcello Crini.
The magical setting, located next to the ancient Abbey of Passignano and overlooking a pastoral valley makes the food taste even more delightful.
Book a table for dinner and get there early, as the light at sunset is beautiful, you can take in the gorgeous views to the valley and wander the grounds of the abbey.
The restaurant and terrace exude an elegant atmosphere. The menu varies according to the season and always guarantees high-quality ingredients, paired with an excellent wine list.
Osteria di Passignano is a 30-minute drive from Villa Prenzano
Via Passignano 35, tel. +39 055 8071278 Osteria di Passignano website
Vitique is a voyage of exploration into the world of contemporary Italian food and if you appreciate beauty and aesthetic served on a plate this is the place for you.
This gourmet restaurant is exceptional without being showy, and the service is excellent.
If you want to enjoy a special menu at home, Vitique offers a home dining experience with a selection of wonderful dishes that you can take home. Food is prepared on-site at the restaurant and delivered to you in beautiful packaging, complete with instructions to finish off the cooking or heating process.
Vitique is a 15-minute drive from Villa Prenzano. There is no outdoor terrace.
Via Citille 43b ∙ Greve in Chianti +39 055 9332941 Vitique website
This beautiful restaurant has been established within a historic villa surrounded by a gorgeous Italian garden and vineyards.
The classic setting makes Villa Bordoni an ideal restaurant to book for romantic dinners or anniversaries.
The menu is strictly gourmet Italian cuisine, accompanied by a superb wine list.
Villa Bordoni also offers cooking classes if you want to immerse yourself further in Italian cuisine during your stay.
Via S. Cresci 31/32 Mezzuola, Greve in Chianti tel. +39 055 854753 Villa Bordoni website
We love this two Michelin star restaurant located in the medieval town of Colle Val d’elsa. It’s a 60-minute drive from Villa Prenzano, but worth the trip.
We recommend an excursion to visit the town, famous for its crystal production and spectacular views across the Tuscan countryside and round off the day with dinner at Arnolfo’s.
The team at Arnolfo believe in letting talent and passion run free to achieve pure artistic cuisine. Dishes are strictly seasonal using local products. Gaetano Trovato is the talented chef running the kitchen. Each dish is a little creative masterpiece.
Via XX Settembre n 50, Colle di Val d’Elsa (Siena) +39 0577920549 Arnolfo website
Don’t miss part one of our Chianti Restaurant Guide, in which we explored the region’s very best traditional restaurants, serving beautifully prepared rustic-style Tuscan cuisine in gorgeous, yet informal settings.