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Castellina: Ristorante Pizzeria Le Tre Porte

Via Trento e Trieste , Phone: 0577.741163

Closing day: Tuesday

Reviewed by: kaydee from TN, review #1648

When: 2005

Pleasant and friendly restaurant/pizzeria on the main street of Castellina.

Directions: On the main street near the church

Tre Porte in Castellina, photo by

We ate lunch here twice during our month in Tuscany, both times in mid June.

Tre Porte is located on the main street of Castellina, diagonally across from the church. We ate in the pleasant main dining room with the three big windowed doors on the street. The same waiter helped us on both visits; he remembered us, which is always a plus, and interacted well with our 11-year old daughter. Pizza is served only in the evening.

Charley thought our first meal was the best meal he had in Tuscany at that point in our stay (about two-and-a-half weeks into our month). He had a wonderful chicken in saffron sauce. I had I had melon with prosciutto ham and gnocchi, and Kelly was very unambitious and had pasta with butter. She also had dessert. Our meal was Ä38, including wine and a soft drink.

We returned less than a week later. Based on our memories of the first meal, we got greedy this time and ordered way too much food, especially in light of the hike we planned to do in the afternoon. For the primi, I had tomato and bread soup and Kelly had pasta with butter. Then Charley and Kelly both had the saffron chicken and I had grilled pork. Charley and I shared potatoes and grilled vegetables. It was a good meal, but not as good as the first time. We spent a lot more too: Ä61 this time (including drinks) since we ordered more meat.

We would definitely eat here again. I know Kelly would like to come in the evening for the pizza.

Reviewed by: Doru from Canada, review #708

When: 2003

Very good food, a tad expensive

We arrived at the restaurant relatively early and received a nice table. This allowed us to watch people coming in, the restaurant filling up pretty quickly.

We had a very pleasant dinner, my wife keeping with the insalata mista but sharing in my plate of crostini, and I had a lombatina di vitello alla brace with patate arroste as my secondo. Delicious, with half a bottle of a local Riserva red. I couldnít resist and ordered a panna cotta; it was not bad, but nothing like Alida Solomonís panna cotta at her Tutti Matti restaurant in Toronto. One canít have everything.

With coffees and water, the cover and a nice tip, it all amounted to 55 euro, a bit expensive for the offering, as we will have another day the opportunity to compare it with La Torre (see review).

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