Nestled at the highest point in Chianti, sitting 650m above sea level, the drive up is breath-taking - literally if you're my Mum, whilst I was guiding the car up the narrow twists and turns, she couldn't breathe for fear of heights! But on the way up, oh what a view.
It's a true testament to Filippo and Paulo who have been running the show at Ristoro Di Lamole for 23 years, that people come all this way to dine with them; it's a 20min drive from Greve or an hour from Florence. Either way, I'm telling you, it's an experience not to be missed, fear of heights or not.
We settled in on the front of the balcony and took in the panoramic views of the region. Definitely a wow moment. With some chilled Tuscan pinot grigio, we eye'd off the menu greedily. First up, the beef carpaccio. Incredibly tender, melt-in-the-mouth with a salad of rocket and local parmesan on top. Truly the best I've ever had.
Next I opted for their famous pear and ricotta ravioli whilst Mum had the bucatini with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. So simple yet so incredibly full of flavour. Both were divine
[It's always time for dessert silly!].
We had the molten chocolate cake which delivered exactly what it promised. Molten. Chocolate.
Where: Via di Lamole, 6, 50022 Greve in Chianti FI, Italy
Phone: +39 055 854 7050
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Photos by Krissie