Local Restaurants

Like anywhere else in the world, restaurants in the Gaiole Comune come and go; but as of Spring 2015 there were 16 restaurants and 2 cafe bars in the immediate locality, 6 in the town and 10 in the surrounding villages and hamlets.  The village restaurants are all within a 5-10 minute walk, and the outlying ones all within a 10 -20 minute car ride (or less than an hour on the bike!)  They range from simple pasta to special occasion fine dining.

Dining In and Snacks:

There there two delicatessens in Gaiole, the best in our opinion is Cosa Buone opposite the Co-op and serves hot virtually restaurant quality food, and usually has a choice of at least three main course dishes. 

There are also two cafes in the piazza, Bar Central and Buccone; both serve snacks. Bar Whiskey on the main road opposite Bar Jolly also serves pizza.

 

The pizza Take-Away just beyond Bar Jolly is excellent and cheap.  Our family think it is the best pizza they have ever tasted!

 

We can also offer you contacts for full in-house at home dining with traditional cuisine.

 

 

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Restaurant Summary

Locations, Price Guide, Style

Lo Sfizio di Bianchi
Lo Sfizio di Bianchi

5 minutes walk. Great position in centre of village piazza. Friendly, good value, and now serving pizza!

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Osteria al Ponte
Osteria al Ponte

5 minutes walk. Good pasta, grilled meats.

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Il Celliere, Castagnoli
Il Celliere, Castagnoli

Fine dining in a grand hall! Now open for lunch as well as evenings.

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I Galletto Briaco
I Galletto Briaco

5 minutes walk. Pizza at lunch time! Good pasta.

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Il Pievano, Spaltenna
Il Pievano, Spaltenna

6 minutes walk. Main restaurant of Hotel Spaltenna. Fine dining, a tad expensive.' but try morning coffee on the bar terrace - the views justify the coffee price premium!

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Le Contrade
Le Contrade

25 minutes walk/5 minutes car. Beautiful terrace in main restaurant. Bar downstairs with pizza and karioki!

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Il Papavero
Il Papavero

40 minutes walk/10 minutes car. Excellent starters & desserts.

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Fornace di Meleto
Fornace di Meleto

25 minutes walk (via main road)/10 minutes car.

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Pizzeria Eldorado
Pizzeria Eldorado

'Sister' to Le Contrade, on the same site. Excellent pizza, very lively on Friday evenings for Karioki! Closed Tuesday.

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Monna Ginevra, Pozze di Lecchi
Monna Ginevra, Pozze di Lecchi

Hike or 15 minutes car. Hotel Pozze di Lecchi. Beautiful rural setting. Excellent 'twists' to local produce.

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Malborghetto
Malborghetto

Hike or 15 minutes by car. Our favourite cooking classes. Simone is an excellent host.

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Badia-a-Coltibuono
Badia-a-Coltibuono

Hike or 15 minutes by car. Good value fine dining. Try the 5 course set lunch!

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Grotta della Rana
Grotta della Rana

Hike or 15 minutes by car. Lovely setting; good quality 'rustic' food.

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Osteria del Castello
Osteria del Castello

20 minutes by car. Beautiful woodland setting.

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Osteria  Castello di Starda
Osteria Castello di Starda

At around 25 -30 minutes drive, on the boundaries of the Comune, but worth the effort. Held in high regard locally.

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Osteria Il Bandito, Castagnoli
Osteria Il Bandito, Castagnoli

Rustic, with well priced menu. Ideally placed for day walk via Castagnoli and Meleto.

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Il Bocco di Baccon
Il Bocco di Baccon

10 mins walk into the Piazza to this pleasant cafe bar. Pasta and snacks.

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Whiskey Agogo
Whiskey Agogo

10 mins walk to this Pizzaria Bar offering live music and wood fired pizza.

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A Tutta Birra
A Tutta Birra

Bar/Bistro in Piazza. Local and international bers. Juices and light meals.

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