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“Spectacular experience”

La Cucina Della Lodola
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

We visited the restaurant on Friday night and the owner Carlo recommended fish as Friday's specials. He talked us through each dish from the menu and all individual ingredients. We loved this personal service and casual chat with the owner. For our meal we chose mussels antipasti, steak tartar antipasti, fish pasta and fish dish as our main followed by fig dessert. The presentation was outstanding, art on a plate! All ingredients were carefully selected to compliment each other in all dishes we tried. It was definitely one of the best meals we've ever had. The rule of the chef is to use only seasonal ingredients in his dishes. The decor is quirky and modern and the place has a brilliant vibe to it. Music was also excellent, played Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet, which adds to the complete experience.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had a superb dinner, served by delightful, attentive staff. Chef Carlo Porcu has created an innovative and delicious menu using local produce and flavours and beautiful attention to detail. Liquorice creme brulee sounds as though it shouldn't work - but it worked in spades!

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Great !!!!!!! well worth getting lost in the local countryside to find this restaurant .. great food ...service a little slow but the menu was fantastic and the specials mouth watering

Thank massimodipi
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

After five years I decided to finally visit Tuscany again. This new restaurant is part of Osteria Della Lodola, but don't make the mistake of thinking the food is typical Italian. Chef Carlo Porcu is a ambitious artist that knows all about local product and flavors. Now he has his professional, state of art kitchen, where his true creativity is valued. Due to his Sardinian father and his Tuscan mother he cooks the best dishes of both regions. We are impressed with the interior that his brother and sister in law "Paolo and Sylvia" designed and we also visited the art gallery in the same building as the restaurant is situated. The art, leather products and furniture is beautiful and handcrafted. Officine 904! Autenticità is definitely in their blood.
Carte Blanche is the way to go and the dishes are beautifully decorated by Angela "to cute to be in the kitchen" , wine and music chosen by the elegant Jasmin who took us out for drinks after.
We love you guys and we hope to be able to come back soon for another delicious and made from authentic local ingredients dinner.

Great atmosphere, awesome staff and delicious/gorgeous food.

Thank Ilja C
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

A very good alternative for the daily pizza e pasta. Very kindley, very professional and very good. Where else can you find this in Italy, in Tuscany? Carlo Porcu is a master of art, in the kitchen. His 'modesto sorriso' let you melt, his food let you think: I was here and I will come back!

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Thank erjpool
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