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La Fornace a Meleto

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| Castello di Meleto, 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
0577744094
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Simi Valley, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We took our family of four here twice during our stay in the region. The food was great and friendly service was much appreciated. We would highly recommend it.

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Thank mhanson45
Stockholm, Sweden
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I ate here more than 4 times during my stay in Tuscany. The Pici all'aglione - is superb. The wines comes from the castle above (Castello di Meleto) and are from I understand - really good (I don't drink, but my wife told me so). :-)

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Thank TomasIB
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic Tuscan restaurant for lunch in September. Everyone is friendly, the food is great, the view magnificent.

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Thank Jeff S
New York City, New York
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We got there a little early fir dinner, they told us the kitchen needed another 30 minutes or so to prep, we said no problem so they seated us and took our drinks order. They did have a very limited wine selection, which was interesting being that they are in the heart of wine country. When the kitchen did open... More 

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Thank NathanielGoodtimes
Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Arrived here one lunch time as part of a small group. Ordered from the lunch menu, my partner had pasta which was ok but my pizza was very poor and tasteless. We ordered several drinks as well as desserts, but as a previous reviewer mentioned the bill is not itemised making it very difficult to decipher. Several items from the... More 

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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food here is good but the management practices leave a lot to be desired. We were a party of 14 and were led to believe that if we ordered 'family style' ordering large platters of food that we would get a price break. We didn't. The owner pushed meat specials that foolishly we didn't ask the price of -... More 

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Caledon, Canada
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped by this restaurant after visiting a winery close by. We were unsure of what to expect but we had great food and service. Pizzas were tasty as well as the salami platter. We sat on the patio which was a little uneven due to the fresh pea gravel but we managed to level out our seats.

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Thank tjocCanada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

A large party booked for dinner/drinks. Very basic food - bruschetta + 4 types of pasta - which took ALL evening to arrive. The worst SLICE of pizza I have ever tasted - Tesco microwaved tasted better! The charge for this was 20 euro. Owner could not have been any more rude. …insulting many of his customers. He insisted on... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Every bite was delicious. We came for lunch and can't wait to go back for dinner! This place is a gem.

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Thank tripreviews1
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

In the height of the Tuscan summer when you just need to relax and have a great meal at a reasonable price, La Fornace Di Meleto should be a destination, not an ad hoc visit. The new owners have done a wonderful job. We rocked up as a party of 12 having driven by several times over our 2 week... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$32
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Castello di Meleto, 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Gaiole in Chianti
  • Phone Number: 0577744094

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?