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“Perfection”

Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista
Ranked #1 of 135 Restaurants in San Gimignano
Price range: US$62 - US$108
Description: Our intimate gourmet AgriRistorante honoured with one Michelin star and under the direction of chef Maurizio Bardotti, offers an unforgettable fine dining experience. Maurizio received his first Michelin star in 2015. His cuisine, both modern but in harmony with the age-old Tuscan traditions, incorporates the finest of seasonal ingredients, local farm fresh meats, poultry and fish and herbs from our kitchen garden. Upon arrival as you enter our rose garden, your breath will be taken away by the beauty and spectacular views of the rolling Tuscan countryside. Whether seated in our warm and inviting dining room or on the terrace, a maximum of 20 guests will enjoy the exquisite food and warm hospitality for which we are known. With an extensive wine cellar, our sommelier will insure that you enjoy some of Italy’s finest wines with your meal.
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Description: Our intimate gourmet AgriRistorante honoured with one Michelin star and under the direction of chef Maurizio Bardotti, offers an unforgettable fine dining experience. Maurizio received his first Michelin star in 2015. His cuisine, both modern but in harmony with the age-old Tuscan traditions, incorporates the finest of seasonal ingredients, local farm fresh meats, poultry and fish and herbs from our kitchen garden. Upon arrival as you enter our rose garden, your breath will be taken away by the beauty and spectacular views of the rolling Tuscan countryside. Whether seated in our warm and inviting dining room or on the terrace, a maximum of 20 guests will enjoy the exquisite food and warm hospitality for which we are known. With an extensive wine cellar, our sommelier will insure that you enjoy some of Italy’s finest wines with your meal.
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Impeccable fine dining with total attention to detail and so deserving of the excellent way and reviews. We stayed at the Locanda and ate here as often as we could - from the tasting menu to a la carte from the switch from spring to summer menu. The food, wine, setting - all sublime. A neat well thought out menu with just the right amount of choice. We have eaten at Cum Quibus and al43 wipes the floor with it. Truly magical - including the picture postcard view. Brindisi!

Date of visit: July 2017
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LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Ciao Janea201,
With your review, you made us laugh. THANK YOU for your kind words. Thank you for being guests at our Locanda, and thank you for taking the time to write a review here in TripAdvisor. We so gratefully appreciate it. Warmest wishes, Baker Bloodworth

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

From the moment we arrived, until we begrudgingly drove away (we would have stayed at the Inn had there been an available room!), our dining experience was perfection. You had me at "Hello", literally, as Baker, the quintessential host, greeted us by name when we arrived. A glass of prosecco was delivered to each of us as soon as we were seated (thank you!), along with a tasty foam treat. Each course was painstakingly prepared and presented at the perfect pace. Delectable food, amazing views, exceptional service, AL 43 is more than just going out to eat - it is a celebration that weds all the senses into an unforgettable evening in the hills of Toscana.

Date of visit: June 2017
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LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Ciao xxmccall,
With your witty and wonderful review here in TripAdvisor, we thank you for sharing about your experience. I will cherish this review for the warmth and feeling expressed. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, Baker Bloodworth

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

The five course tasting menu was the highlight of our holiday. Intelligent flavour combinations accentuated by beautiful presentation and accompanied by velvety chianti made for a memorable fine-dining experience. I would whole-heartedly recommend dining here to indulge in the best of seasonal Tuscan produce delivered with skill, ingenuity, passion and love.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank CKJEngland
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LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Dear CKJEngland,
We are so grateful for your kind words in TripAdvisor. More importantly it brings us enormous pleasure to hear of your satisfaction. Come again soon!

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

We stayed at the Locanda 'dell Artista 4 nights and dined here every single night except one (and that's only because it was the evening they were closed). Incredible in every way and has to be experienced to truly understand how awesome it is. Baker and the staff make you feel like family and anticipate your every need. Don't miss it. Bravo and thank you!!!

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Lee R
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LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Gentile Lee,
Thank you for staying at our Locanda dell' Artista and thank you for taking the time to write a review in TripAdvisor! It is wonderful guests like you that make our jobs HEAVEN. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

We have visited a lot of restaurants in different countries, but this restaurant deserves special admiration! Impeccable, delicious and really high cuisine! The dishes are beautifully decorated. Awesome attention to detail. Definitely worthy of the Michelin star. In addition, the restaurant is located in a stunningly beautiful place with amazing views of Tuscany. Very romantic! Deserves special arrival. Thank you for a great time!
Mikhail and Elena.

Date of visit: June 2017
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LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Gentile Mikhail,
It was our complete pleasure to have you dine in our restaurant. We remember you well and you were a wonderful couple. Thank you for taking the time to write a review in TripAdvisor. We send you our warmest wishes.

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