Tuscany Food, Wine and
Restaurants for Good Tuscan Eating
Tuscany food, wine and
restaurants. See where to eat, what to eat and guaranteed good
restaurants that has the Vetrina Toscana seal of approval so that when
you eat at these trattorias and pizzerias, osterias and restaurants you
know that your meal will be simply divine!
Tuscan food and wine is known the world over for its quality but
simplicity, its honesty but a truly gastronomic experience.
From the simple fire-grilled bistecca from Florence to the
peasant food of ribollita, or panzanella the food is simply an
experience that keeps you coming back for more. Even more exciting is
the fact that in Tuscany food, wine and menus differ from village to
village, from the coasts to the marshes, from the hills to the Alps.
When you travel
to Tuscany this soon becomes apparent.
is a body that gives their stamp of approval to over
500 Tuscan restaurants and 200 food shops selling traditional Tuscan
food. Quoting from the handbook put out by Vetrina Toscana they explain
"Vetrina Toscana is a program run by the Regione Toscana. It is aimed
at improving integration between the commercial distribution network
and the small and medium-sized businesses that supply traditional,
local, high quality, agricultural and artisan products.
Currently over 500
restaurants and 200 Botteghe have adhered to the scheme. With a program
of enogastronomic events, Vetrina Toscana aims
to increase the visitors’ awareness of the local territory and
emphasize the importance of lesser known areas, from both a culinary
and touristic point of view. These events are organized by the Chamber
of Commerce with the collaboration of local
government organizations and professional associations. The project is
co-financed by the Unioncamere and Regione Toscana.
Food on display in a
local Italian Farm Shop
The Vetrina Toscana's
restaurants stress the value of high quality
regional produce, a short supply chain and traditional dishes. They
have rediscovered their historical ties with the local territory and
the seasonal nature of its crops, the real driving force behind the
extraordinary variety of the Tuscan Cuisine so appreciated all over the
The range of goods on offer in the Vetrina Toscana’s food stores is
characterized by their commitment to local agricultural produce, thus
revitalizing an economic sector of small businesses which still manage
to keep alive the culture of traditional food production. "
Here are restaurants that
are close to where we have property that are Vetrina
Toscana certified. Many of these also offer rooms.
Recommended Restaurants in Anghiari for Tuscany Food and Wine
This farm in Montevarchi
produces the white Valdarnese Chickens. They
breed, rear, and butcher the chickens. If you want to visit the farm to
make any purchases you need to book ahead. You can buy Laura Peri's
chicken products by booking directly through the farm, or through their
home delivery service. They also offer their products made into sauces
for pasta, starters, fresh ravioli etc.
Sotto la Pieve
Via di Seteria, 1
beneath the bell tower of the ancient church of Santa Maria
Pieve, just a short walk from the Piazza Grande is a small shop which
sells typical products of Tuscany; biscuits, honey, jams, truffles,
cold cuts, percorino cheese etc. supplied directly by small businessmen
which still work today with the same passion and dedication as their
ancestors to provide genuine, high quality produce. It is an inviting
place to visit and it is difficult to leave without buying a little
taste of Tuscany.
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