Where We Ate: Tuscany

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San Gimignano

Trattoria Pizzeria il Fosso
We ate here a couple of times during our stay. Their location is convenient because they are just outside the town walls and a short walk away from one of the visitor parking lots. They also have a high chair available. The food was good, too. We enjoyed their pizza salchicca (with Tuscan sausage) and Tuscan antipasto (with local prosciutto, pecorino, pears, and honey). Their spaghetti carbonara was good, though not quite up to the level of what we had in Milan.
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Ristorante da Pode
This place is a couple of kilometers outside the walled center of San Gimignano and a short walk from our agriturismo. Everything we ordered here was good. My husband ordered pasta with wild boar (cinghiale),
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and I had ravioli with wild mushrooms,
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but my favorite was my daughter's pasta in meat sauce.
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Website: http://www.dapode.com/en/san-gimignano-restaurant-tuscany-italy.asp

Taverna Paradiso di Scialo' Raffaela
This small restaurant is located in the walled town between the south entrance and the main square. I tried the local pasta, pici, which is like hollow spaghetti. I ordered it served with a sauce of sausage with truffle cream. Yum! The dish is called pici alla Norcina, and it was one of my favorite meals in Italy.
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My husband enjoyed the wild boar pasta he ate,
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and my daughter liked her cheese ravioli.
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Gelateria Dondoli
Located in one of San Gimignano's main squares, this place is famous for its multiple awards.
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Many celebrities have stopped for gelato there, and the walls have the photos and newspaper clippings to prove it. We tried some flavors and were pretty impressed ourselves. Our faves were chocolate grand marnier, pear, and rosemary baby (raspberry and rosemary), but everything was good. We also enjoyed pistachio, pink grapefruit + champagne, and mixed berry.
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Website: http://www.gelateriadipiazza.com/english/master-gelato-maker.html

Florence

La Bambola
My cousin took us here during our day trip in Florence. It sits on Piazza Santa Maria Novello, so the outdoor seating is good for the view and people watching. We shared some pizza and antipasti, which were very good. The desserts were fun, too: pineapple gelato served inside a hollowed-out pineapple, or coconut served inside a hollowed-out coconut. You can't go wrong either way.
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Volterra

Ristorante Da Beppino
This place offers a good combination of pizzas and pastas.
Website: http://www.dabeppino.com/en/

This featured blog entry was written by amikulski from the blog Toddler Travels.
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By amikulski

Posted Thu, Jan 09, 2014 | Italy | Comments