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“Great food and extensive views.”

Ristorante Mulino A Vento
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Ranked #20 of 61 Restaurants in Pontassieve
Price range: US$29 - US$52
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Windmill Restaurant, a place known and appreciated since the forties for its cuisine inspired by the most authentic Tuscan tradition, takes its name from the Windmill of the village, recently restored, where even today, the farm grinds organic grain to get the flour used in the production of pasta, cakes and sweets. In the countryside, in perfect harmony with the environment, the restaurant offers a wide and shaded terrace overlooking a landscape full of charm; one of the hills surrounding Florence. The choice of a soft traditional furnishings, blended with the decorations contrasting the ceilings and the pavement made from disused barrels now centenarian, reflect the sensitivity to the most authentic tradition. In the kitchen they are used raw materials, always fresh and genuine, closely linked to the territory and the change of the seasons; the strict interpretation of Tuscan cuisine are combined with some "pearls" of traditional Italian cuisine. The warm and relaxing atmosphere combined with the professionalism and friendliness of the staff will accompany you to your table, making it really special. Banquets and Conferences The location of the farm, secluded and peaceful, allows it use by alternating between cheerful ceremonies to scholarly congresses. If you think of a very special ceremony that will remain forever in my mind and heart, in the melting atmosphere of the rolling hills of Chianti, we will be happy to arrange an unforgettable event. We will organize everything so that you can relax and fully enjoy your holiday. With your suggestions, we will prepare buffets and banquets for any occasion and requirements (typically Tuscany, game, international, Liguria, and around) and, if you wish, we will be prepared for everything. Try to imagine a carriage eighteenth century along an avenue of cypresses that leads to the church where he will pronounce the fateful yes.
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This restaurant is out of the way unless you are staying at Agriturismo Fattoria Lavacchio or somewhere nearby but well worth seeking it out. The menu is extensive and uses local produce. The staff are friendly and efficient and happy to recommend wines or desserts. The tagliatelle with rabbit ragout was delicious as was the steak with truffles and the desserts were wonderful. On another night, the wild boar stew with olives was superb. The setting is lovely and you often meet up with other guests of the Agriturismo so there can be some lovely conversations as well. The extensive views over the countryside are lovely and you can see the lights of Florence come on as it gets dark. Overall a great experience.

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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Frattoria lavacchio and this is their restaurant. We ate here 2 times, wonderfull ambiance, great wines and friendly staff. Simple though delicious Italian dishes. And last but not least.....what a view over the Tuscany Hills...omg

Thank Ivo M
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Extraordinary location, architecture and wiew. Suitable both summer and winter for romantic or family lunch and dinner. Grill meat (both pork and beef) and soups at their best. Intersting choiche of desert. Price acceptable.

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Thank carlo v
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

Sergio prepared the most memorable diners we experienced anywhere in Italy. If you are lucky enough to be staying at Agriturismo Fattoria Lavacchio it's a short walk from the compound to this incredible restaurant. Whether you are craving grilled meats, seafood, homemade pasta or pizza Trattoria Mullino A Vento will not disappoint. That's also true for the wines and setting. A must stop!

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Thank Jazzngas
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Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 10 days in a villa just outside a tiny village called Doccia in the Pontassieve region. We found the area amazingly beautiful and the Mulino is definitely the most beautiful restaurant in the area. It makes perfect use of the magnificent surroundings and the view from the terrace is so stunning you can spend hours just staring.
Having said all that the Mulino could have easily been a tourist trap and get away with it. The fact that they treat themselves, their food and their guests with the utmost respect shows pride and "Savoir faire".
The only thing that would be welcome is a waiting staff that's not just courteous and professional but also friendly and lively

Thank Sman2309
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