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Lecchi: Malborghetto

Closing day: Wednesday

Reviewed by: Pauline from NM (moderator), review #96

When: 1999

We really liked this family run restaurant in a small, quiet town in Chainti, between Siena and Gaiole. Great food. Nice outdoor seating.

Directions: Lecchi is south of Gaiole, restaurant is just off the main street at the edge of the village (as you enter the village from the main road).

We had Sunday lunch here in September 1999. Competes with the restaurant in Saturnia for best meal of the trip. I got to try the Pappa alla Pomodoro soup (which I had read about, but never seen on a menu) and Steve had aquacotta (this was even better than in Saturnia Ė not as filling). Both soups were top quality and small portions, so you didnít get too full. The waiter, who spoke good English and was very nice, said these are peasant soups that he grew up eating (cooked by his grandmother) and many Chianti restaurants donít serve them because they are so common at home. The rest of the meal was great too. We got to sit outside in a pretty courtyard. The Italians can be very gracious - the waiter got up from his work to say goodbye to each of us as we left. www.malborghetto.net

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