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Ristorante Castello di Fighine

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Loc. Fighine, 53040, San Casciano dei Bagni, Italy
+39 0578 56158
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Vancouver, Canada
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the restaurant fully knowing that this is a Michelin starred restaurant. But at the end we were blown away by how great the food was. We have been to 1-star, 2-star and 3-star restaurants. I think this restaurant is worthy of 2-stars for the food we ate. Details: We chose the 5-course menu and each one of... More 

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Castel Del Piano, Italy
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122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Hard to find but once we arrived everything was perfect - the food was delicious a work of art and expertly served by two English speaking waiters. The chef visited at the end of our meal allowing us to ask our many questions. We sat under a beautiful pergola which enabled us to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. We did request... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We so not wanted this place to disappoint us. As very frequent visitors to the area we admire Fighine. The love, care, attention and money the owners spent to restore the castle and village deserves tremendous respect. The restaurant claims to specialize in home-made Tuscan pasta with locally sourced ingredients. One could only wish. Heinz Beck has some kind of,... More 

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Tiverton, RI
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The restaurant is difficult to find and involves a drive on unpaved road, but is well worth the effort. The venue is scenic, quiet, an quite enjoyable in summer when the outside area is open. The food is creative and local. The menus are thoughtful. Service is attentive. It is excellent in all respects.

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Louisville
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I left our village in Umbria without plans for lunch. We were headed toward San Casciano di Bagni on the backroads from Fabro when we saw the sign to Castello Fighine. We saw the restaurant sign pointer and stopped in...by chance they could accomodate us! We dined gloriously on a perfect day under an arbor. Each course... More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This little restaurant in an old medieval village in a little village is a must visit destination. The journey is delightful, less than an hour from Siena, hour and a half from Roma goes through some beautiful villages before you ascent the mountain to the Castello. You can also stay in one of the luxury villa's within the Castello as... More 

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Oxford
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

We visited 5 years ago, when it was fairly new. Now it is a one-star Michelin restaurant and deservedly so. It still manages to be exquisite and specialised, without being forbidding. Every dish looks as beautiful as it tastes and there are lots of extras - the pre-dinner canapés, the pre-starters, the refresher between main course and dessert. Even the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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131 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We visit Ristorante Castello di Fighine every year and enjoy it every time. The food in this area of Tuscany is generally rural. Although we appreciate this type of food in the various local restaurants we regard this restaurant as a fantastic escape and possibility to enjoy a completely different level and class, both in terms of environment but largely... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and i went for lunch to this lovely restaurant. The place is amazing, a refurbished old castle near San Casciano dei Bagni. We booked first which I recommend even if the place was not full. If you can and weather allows, ask to have your table in the lovely terrace. We took the Tasting Menu of seven plates... More 

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Sydney
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470 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Visited for lunch after my wife had attended the cooking class. As others have commented there is very little signage to the restaurant until you have almost arrived at the hamlet and the last 4/5 kilometres of dirt road also makes you wonder if you are going the right way. Restaurant though is only about 12 kilometres from the A1... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loc. Fighine, 53040, San Casciano dei Bagni, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Casciano dei Bagni
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 56158
Description
Heinz Beck Seasons at Ristorante Castello di Fighine is less than 15 minutes from the Fabro exit off the A1. The drive will not be a disappointment.

Arriving in Fighine, one is met by the beautiful and imposing 11th century Castello di Fighine, a private home which has been restored and refurbished over the past 15 years. A two minute walk from the Castello will bring you to the Ristorante Castello di Fighine.

Situated 650m above sea level it offers panoramic views over Southern Tuscany from its rose and wisteria covered terraces. It really is worth a visit.

Managed by Heinz Beck with Antonio Strammiello as head chef, the restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine but specialises in home-made Tuscan pasta with locally sourced ingredients.

It is a most beautiful place to sit and enjoy either a simple plate of fresh pasta or a gourmet/tasting menu. To accompany the food the wine list features a number of the great Super Tuscan wines as well as other locally produced wines of excellent quality.

"... And to have such a superb restaurant right opposite was my special treat. The lemon, ginger, asparagus and white prawn pasta was our family favourite. The service was so efficient, friendly and welcoming ...."

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