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!

Osteria al Ponte
Osteria al Ponte

5 minutes walk. Good pasta, grilled meats.

Il Celliere, Castagnoli
Il Celliere, Castagnoli

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

I Galletto Briaco
I Galletto Briaco

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

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!

Le Contrade
Le Contrade

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

Il Papavero
Il Papavero

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

Fornace di Meleto
Fornace di Meleto

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

Pizzeria Eldorado
Pizzeria Eldorado

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

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.

Malborghetto
Malborghetto

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

Badia-a-Coltibuono
Badia-a-Coltibuono

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

Grotta della Rana
Grotta della Rana

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

Osteria del Castello
Osteria del Castello

20 minutes by car. Beautiful woodland setting.

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.

Osteria Il Bandito, Castagnoli
Osteria Il Bandito, Castagnoli

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

Il Bocco di Baccon
Il Bocco di Baccon

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

Whiskey Agogo
Whiskey Agogo

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

A Tutta Birra
A Tutta Birra

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