La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini
Located in what used to be the ancient granary of Grand Duke Leopold II of Lorraine, La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini is a sort of contemporary hostelry, a simple meeting place, where genuine specialities of Tuscan tradition are served.
The rooms inside the old granary and its location enhance the experience of dining out, with vast windows overlooking the Mediterranean macchia and vineyards, kitchen equipment on display and a wood oven heralding the kind of menu on offer. Even the cellar is open to view, displaying about 150 labels, including wines made in the cellars belonging to the Moretti family - Petra and Tenuta La Badiola – the latter right adjacent to La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini. Numerous dishes are served in terracotta bowls and clay plates, a respectful tribute to local tradition.
Open only in the evening, the 150m2 restaurant seats a hundred guests in a cosy, reserved atmosphere. The dining-room is furbished to achieve a sense of discreet elegance and intimacy, with wooden beams, exposed brickwork, a fireplace and cotto tile flooring. It leads onto a delightful terrace that looks out onto the kitchen gardens and surrounding hills, and can accommodate up to 80 guests. Next door is a smaller room, the ideal setting for private dinners or special events.