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“A home from home”
Review of Il Capannino

Il Capannino
Price range: US$25 - US$44
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Away from the crowds, Stunning 16th century farmhouse, eclectic deco' and art collection, registered organic farm, 5 luxurious rooms and 40 seats restaurant, km0, using only seasonal fresh products, immersed in 500 hectars of woodland, National nature reserve. Art exibitions, Open all year by ADVANCE BOOKING , Aperto tutto l anno pranzo e cena, su PRENOTAZIONE ANTICIPATA.
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A home from home in a peaceful, bucolic and beautiful setting on a Tuscan hillside overlooking the Tiber valley. The road to this idyllic place is rough in places but one will forget all about that on arrival.
There are three aspects to this small hotel and restaurant.
First, Giuseppe, the owner, who speaks excellent English and knows London well, greets one as a long lost friend. He goes out of his way to satisfy all tastes e.g one of our guests is on a special diet and he made sure that her needs were fully satisfied.
Second, the ambience: before the meal one is welcomed in a homely sitting room with books, magazines, objets d'art, paintings and drawings - some by local artists. The Tuscan antipasto is served in this room giving one the chance to relax before proceeding to the dining room.
Third, the meal. We booked lunch for eight people and were served with five tasty Tuscan dishes. The meal ended with a variety of liqueurs, some homemade e.g. absinthe.
A truly wonderful experience which lasted for five hours.
The cost was reasonable - certainly did not break the bank.

1  Thank BluevenusSurrey
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gio' B, Proprietario at Il Capannino, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Dear Y&R, most gratefull for sharing your lovely comment. It s always a pleasure to see you. Thank you

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Reviewed 13 September 2015

Il Capannino is a restaurant that exudes the personality of its owner Giuseppe. By this I mean that it is based on a passion for good food in comfortable but stylish surroundings where you are made to feel at home immediately. Located a little off the beaten track, but then most things are in this part of Tuscany, the restaurant is in a beautifully restored building in the local idiom. Filled to the brim with amazing and interesting artworks the surroundings are at once homely and tasteful. The food is table d'hȏte but will caters to everyone's taste and ranges from traditional Tuscan to more international—always with fine seasonal produce. Overall one of my favourite restaurants in the region where I keep coming back, and back, and back again.

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3  Thank LucaCaprese
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giuseppe b, Proprietario at Il Capannino, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2015

Most grateful for your dear comment, it's always a pleasure to have you at Il Capannino, and to have known you over the years. Thank you Luca

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Reviewed 21 November 2014

Our local friends recommended that we should stop over this place while we were touring Tuscany and it was an amazing gourmet experience. Once we left the main road we found the road challenging yet once we arrived amazing views of the Tuscan landscape welcomed us.
We loved the mediterranean dishes and the host's stories about the local area. This is a fabulous gem (not easy to find) that would reward your palate....we had the best Tuscan experience in this lovely restored farm.

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10  Thank DDLentz
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giuseppe b, Proprietario at Il Capannino, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2014

Dear Daniel, most gratefull for your lovely comment, most appreciated, i'm glad you had a good time, whenever you wish to come back..and catch up where we finished that interesting conversation, my best wishes to you and your lovely lady. YS

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Reviewed 5 September 2013

My husband and I were visiting family in Pieve Santo Stefano and they were kind enough to introduce this amazing restaurant to us.

Tucked away in the hills and on the way up you might think that you have taken a wrong turn but at the top of the hill is the most beautiful converted farmhouse. You walk in and its so homely - Joe and Paco are completely charming and serve up the most amazing champagne cocktails. The food is wonderful - mediterranean dishes to suit all tastes! If you are in the area, this is a must!

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giuseppe b, Proprietario at Il Capannino, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2013

Dear Nancy, thank you very much for the lovely comment, it was a pleasure to have you at Il Capannino and hope to see you again on yor next visit to the area. Most grateful. YS

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Reviewed 11 May 2013

From the drive up to the restaurant, to the food provided and the welcome received. This place is unique.

The drive up was enough to make you think you have put a hole in the bottom of your hire car, but this was made up for by the welcome received. Nothing was too much to ask for the guys who run this place, they even come and eat/drink with you when you are there. The dogs will be running round the dining room as well !

Food was great as was the atmosphere. Traditional tuscan food in a 5 star surroundings. Would definitely recommend.

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12  Thank Jambo30
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giuseppe b, Proprietario at Il Capannino, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2013

Thank you for lovely comment, We are most gratefull, hope to see you again.

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