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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Locations, Price Guide, Style
5 minutes walk. Great position in centre of village piazza. Friendly, good value, and now serving pizza!
5 minutes walk. Good pasta, grilled meats.
Fine dining in a grand hall! Now open for lunch as well as evenings.
5 minutes walk. Pizza at lunch time! Good pasta.
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!
25 minutes walk/5 minutes car. Beautiful terrace in main restaurant. Bar downstairs with pizza and karioki!
40 minutes walk/10 minutes car. Excellent starters & desserts.
25 minutes walk (via main road)/10 minutes car.
'Sister' to Le Contrade, on the same site. Excellent pizza, very lively on Friday evenings for Karioki! Closed Tuesday.
Hike or 15 minutes car. Hotel Pozze di Lecchi. Beautiful rural setting. Excellent 'twists' to local produce.
Hike or 15 minutes by car. Our favourite cooking classes. Simone is an excellent host.
Hike or 15 minutes by car. Good value fine dining. Try the 5 course set lunch!
Hike or 15 minutes by car. Lovely setting; good quality 'rustic' food.
20 minutes by car. Beautiful woodland setting.
At around 25 -30 minutes drive, on the boundaries of the Comune, but worth the effort. Held in high regard locally.
Rustic, with well priced menu. Ideally placed for day walk via Castagnoli and Meleto.
10 mins walk into the Piazza to this pleasant cafe bar. Pasta and snacks.
10 mins walk to this Pizzaria Bar offering live music and wood fired pizza.
Bar/Bistro in Piazza. Local and international bers. Juices and light meals.