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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Updated 26/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
US$49 - US$115
CUISINES
Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 21 May 2020

I didn't know what to expect but this meal was shockingly good. As a single woman dining alone on Mother’s Day the restaurant staff couldn’t have been more welcoming and attentive. I also stayed at the hotel and having the convenience and elegance of a...Michelin starred restaurant added a sophisticated experience to a beautifully pastoral vacation away from it all. Highly recommended along with the adjoining hotel. So friendly and welcoming.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 9 December 2019

The food tasted as good as it looked, and it was picture perfect - and delicious! Everything was beautifully presented. We did the pairing of wine with your meal and it was so special - a real treat.

Date of visit: July 2019
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LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2020

We are always pleased when our guests appreciate the visual aspects of the meal in addition to the marvellous flavours. Thank you for taking the time to write a review in TripAdvisor and we hope to welcome you again soon! Baker Bloodworth al 43

Reviewed 9 November 2019 via mobile

... if you have also visited Al 43 you will realise this is no exaggeration! This is an immersive dining experience. Truly exquisite from the glorious views, sublime food and wine, decor and music and the attentive, friendly and knowledgeable staff. All this without being...stuffy. Modern and adventurous in outlook we have eaten here a few times in the last couple of years and delight in how Cristian and Baker have lovingly nurtured their project - their baby!! Oh and we’d like to book Easter Sunday dinner 2020. See you then!!😁More

Date of visit: June 2019
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LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2019

Ciao Jane! We love the title of your review in TripAdvisor and we love the content. THANK YOU. We hope to see you for Easter! Warmest wishes, Baker & Cristian

Reviewed 8 November 2019

If you are looking for fantastic food, with personal service in the most amazing location look no further!

Date of visit: September 2019
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LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2019

Grazie KHA80 for your kind review of AL 43. We look foward to welcoming you a third visit! Grazie di cuore, AL 43

Reviewed 27 October 2019

We went because this was a Michelin 1 star restaurant and it didn't disappoint! Really wonderful service, sweet, attentive, I can't say enough! They started us out with sparkling rose! We had asked about the wine pairing and our server recommended bottles instead since there...were 6 of us! Everything was wonderful and amazing and I would come back! I am pretty critical so this is a rare review for me! Zero complaints!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2019

Dear Maddy6046, Thank you for coming to our AL 43 and thank you for your kind and generous review. We are thrilled that you so enjoyed your meal with us. Baker Bloodworth

Reviewed 24 October 2019 via mobile

We had the entire restaurant for ourselves - what a treat. Hotel has closed for the winter and it was a Wednesday which explains our fortune. Let me start with best part; the team of servers, sommelier and cooks. They were fantastic, friendly, warm, professional,...educational and detail oriented. They were there as needed but not noticed at the same time. The tasting menu with wine pairing was a magnificent treat. Allowing yourself to be guided by true artist down a flavor experience can be risky but when done superbly as it was last night, it makes for an extraordinary memory. Extra special when shared with your lovely spouse. On our next trip to San Gimignano we will stay at the hotel to receive the total immersion.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2019

Thank you CubansamHouston_TX for writing such a marvellously glowing review of AL 43. We were pleased to have served you and equally happy to have you enjoy your meal. We will look forward to your return and possible stay in our Locanda dell' Artista. Warmest...More

Reviewed 8 October 2019 via mobile

We reserved a table for our wedding anniversary and were very happy with our meal and personalized service. We had one of the tasting menu’s with wine pairings and both the food and wine were exceptionally good. I would definitely recommend

Date of visit: October 2019
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LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2019

Dear jdszky, We are grateful to you that you chose to enjoy your wedding anniversary dinner in our restaurant and that you "would definitely recommend". Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Baker Bloodworth

Reviewed 15 September 2019

AL43 - located on the grounds of the luxe Inn Locanda dell’ Artista - perfectly mirrors its environs: understated, thoughtful, earthy and elegant. Once you stop gushing over the views, modern and clean interpretations of traditional Tuscan fare are in store. I was won over...instantly at the sight (and consumption) of an amuse-bouche of black cherries filled with pate…it only got better from there. The tasting menu included a selection of regional and local specialities such as Passatelli and Deer and provided a delightful vista into the region from a ’table’ perspective. Nothing was too fussy but I knew everything delivered to me was special in its own right. The exceptional service and well balanced portions and wine pairing only added to my experience. And who knew Celery Ice existed and could be so enchanting?!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2019

Dear Gary, We are so grateful for your luminous and kind and luminous review here in TripAdvisor. It pleases all of us at Al 43 that your experience was so rounded and enchanting. We are thankful you to chose to dine incur restaurant and hope...More

Reviewed 15 September 2019

I ate here last month and had the best meal i have had in a long time. The service was excellent, the staff where knowledgeable and fun. The wine list is great. Go and enjoy this amazing place

Date of visit: August 2019
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LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2019

Dear Peter, Thank you for choosing to come to dine in our restaurant Al 43 and for taking the time to write a review in TripAdvisor. We are so grateful for your patronage and for your kind words and recommendation! Warmest wishes, AL 43

Reviewed 30 August 2019

As a guest of the related Locanda Dell' Artista hotel, I ate here three times during my stay, trying both à la carte and the vegetarian tasting menu. Per the title, the Cipolla Rossa starter is one of the most incredible things I've ever had:...a sort of deconstructed savoury "cheesecake," blending a mouse-like mix of the mushroom with a mint gelato giving a mix of warm and cold, smooth and crunchy, and even hints of the sweet coming in from the onion against saltiness elsewhere, in a mix which knows where the line is of this all being too rich, and touches it, without crossing it. I will go back to Al 43 literally just for this. But the view is also stunning, of the sunset over the hills with towers of San Gimignano in the distance, with the impeccable service one associates with good Italian restaurants the is at once friendly and engaged, but also discreet, and a really interesting menu that is at once clearly Italian and yet in a cuisine that everyone is very familiar with, manages to surprise, without ever being pompous or flashy.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2019

Dear Alex, We are so grateful you took the time here in TripAdvisor to share about your several dining experiences in our restaurant AL 43. We appreciate your kind words and your BIG endorsement of the Cipolla Rossa! It brings all of us great pleasure...More

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Buongiorno Signora Minal, Excuse us for the delayed response but we didn't see your message until today! To make a reservation at our restaurant, simply visit our website. We look forward to welcoming you! Warmest... More
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    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 5