Osteria da Gagliano – Sarteano

When you step into Gagliano you enter one of our favourite Restaurants.

Not only is it known for fantastic food but for its wonderful atmosphere and personable host: Giuliano whose natural charm makes you feel like he is a long term friend.

Located in the upper square in Sarteano, the Osteria is a real jewel: the bricks and stone walls, the display of Tuscan wines, the distinctive lighting, the rustic chairs and tableware create the perfect atmosphere to savour the delicious dishes made by Angela Olmi.

Osteria da Gagliano is member of the Slowfood organisation and the menu varies throughout the year as  the dishes are prepared with local seasonal produce.

Some of our personal favourite dishes are:

Pecorino and truffle cake, dried plum with “Lardo di colonnata”,  leek and saffron cake, spelt with pecorino and pears, “Pici” with “Cinta Senese” ragout and rosemary “pesto”, dried salt cod with leeks, stewed wild boar, rabbit with “Lardo di Colonnata” and fennel. Delicious desserts include: hot custard with pears, red wine and cinnamon, white chocolate and coffee mousse, chocolate and pears cake with pecorino sauce and much, much more…

As with many Osteria and Trattoria, the tables are a little cramped but we see it as a bonus as you almost always end up talking to your neighbours and discovering more things to do and places to see.

The Cantina is well furnished and the house wine “vino dell casa” is very good and affordable.

The Osteria only has seating for 25, therefore we highly recommend to book in advance.

Via Roma, 5 – 53047 Sarteano (SI), Italy

Tel.: 0578 268022 – Closed Tuesday


Food and the city…

Florence is not just about art and history. Florence is also about food. Great food.

I always suggest our guests to start a day in Florence by touring the Mercato Centrale,  a two-story warehouse just off the Piazza San Lorenzo.

If you just stay for a day tour is a great place to take beautiful pictures and an ideal stop to lunch as many Florentine workers do, if you stay longer is the best place to buy great food and enjoy cooking them in your own kitchen.

From cheese to sausages, from meat to vegetables, everything is there waiting for you, even the famous “trippa”. Meat is an important part of traditional Tuscan and Florentine cousine and as per tradition every part of the animal is precious for cook great dishes.

The “Trippa alla Fiorentina” is one of my favourite

While touring around the specialties that the Mercato Centrale has to offer you, there’s an experience you can’t miss: eat a Lampredotto.

Lampredotto is, like the more familiar trippa, part of the cow’s stomach. It is boiled in a broth of vegetables and herbs, then sliced and served inside a “panino”. This is typical street food.

No matter if you go for lampredotto or trippa, you must  enjoy them with a gottino di vino (small shot of red wine)

The Mercato Centrale is the place where Florentines go for shopping and if you look at the photos you’ll understand why.

Via dell’Ariento – Firenze. Open every morning from 7am to 2pm. Closed on Sunday and public holidays.

Check out Duomo and Signoria our amazing apartments in the heart of Florence.

The 2012 edition of the Giostra del Saracino


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This year Sarteano celebrated 800th anniversary of Saint Francis’s stop by Sarteano (1212) and the 30th anniversary of the new edition of the Giostra del Saracino (the tradition was interrupted in 1962 and started again in 1982) with a special night Joust … Continue reading

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In the heart of Val d’Orcia

A wonderful villa located on top of a hill overlooking the UNESCO heritage site of Val d’Orcia.
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The dining out area has been placed to get the most out of the view at sunset while tasting delicious Tuscan food and wine.

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