CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO – 7 KM
** Osteria delle Scalette +39 075 953113
On the hill up to the old town. Extensive menu includes game and lake fish. Small venue so booking is essential for larger parties, reasonable prices and superb wine list. Highly recommended for delicious local food and most hospitable hosts Roberto & Agnese. Closed on Thursdays
** La Scuola Elementare della Pasta +39 334 831 6106
Specialises in pasta dishes and fantastic Chianina steaks. Opposite the church in old town Castiglione del Lago
** Monna Lisa +39 075 951071
Excellent food in Piazza della Fontana
** Il Lido Solitario +39 075 951891
Typical Umbrian cuisine featuring many dishes with lake fish. Situated on the lakeside below the old town
CORTONA – 22.8 KM
We recommend a leisurely stroll down the main street before dinner for an aperitivo or an after dinner ice-cream.
**** Osteria del Teatro +39 0575 630556
Located in a beautiful old villa in the town. Excellent menu, delicious food.
Closed Wednesday Booking essential
**** Preludio +39 0575 630104
Fine dining specialised in truffle based dishes
*** Taverna Pane e Vino +39 0575 631010
Very well stocked and delightful wine bar with light menu
CHIUSI – 15 KM (Loc. Le Querce al Pino - Near entrance to A1 Autostrada)
**** La Locanda della Ribollita +39 0578 274008
Very tastefully decorated and restored old building with excellent menu
FERRETTO – 9.3 KM
**** La Casa di Francesca, 20 Loc. Ferretto, 060601 Castiglione del Lago (PG) Tel.+39 075 953396 A little gem of a restaurant. Wonderful Italian antipasti, mouth watering steaks and great wine recommendations.
VALIANO – 6.6 KM
**** La Piccola Trattoria di Guastini, Via Lauretana Nord, 20, 53045 Valiano, Tel. +39 0578 724006 Authentic Tuscan dining in a beautiful intimate garden setting with infinite views across to Monte Amiata.
NB **Stars denote level of restaurant, all are recommended