JANE FORTUNE MOSAICS

Ristorante Da Delfina

by Jane Fortune   (issue no. 54/2007 / April 19, 2007)

Ristorante Da Delfina

via della Chiesa 1, Artimino

(15 miles west of Florence, just outside the medieval walled village of Artimino). It is one of the few restaurants in Italy to have a Michelin star.

Tel. 055/ 8718071 or 055/8718119

Closed all day Monday, Sunday for dinner and Tuesday for lunch

 

The restaurant’s chef, Carlo Cioni, uses recipes ofhis mother, Delfina, to create his tasty dishes. He uses local ingredients toproduce gastronomic delights, authentic and traditional Tuscan dishes. The menuis so mouth-wateringly good that I hesitate to suggest only these few menuoptions. Try the fresh fennel salami; the zucchini salad with pine nuts; thepasticcio made with nettles, pasta herbs, a white sauce, topped with porkcubes, cooked on a spit. The red wines from Carmignano are superb—be sure totry one.

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