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“Home cooking, friendly service!”
Review of Caffe Degli Amici

Caffe Degli Amici
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 2, 2018

This is a small caffe that you could walk right by and miss. But don't! We were there on a rainy day and it was packed. There's a back room that was filled with male workers eating lunch and a smaller side room that was filled too. Others have written that you don't go here for the ambiance and that's true--our view was of the cold drink refrigerators. Even so, go here for the home cooked food and great service. They were happy to create our desired combinations of pasta and sauces. Our firsts were homemade tagliatelle with artichokes and grana. Fabulous! And fusilli with fresh pumpkin, pecorino and walnuts. We don't eat red meat and Paolo was super accommodating. We do eat chicken, so he suggested grilled chicken with grana and rucola as a second course. That was very good.Excellent! If you are in or near Tavernelle, make sure to come here for a meal!

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Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

If you are close to Tavernelle I recommend you to pass by café degli amici, taste some of their super Toscane wines recommended by Paulo and eat a local meal prepared by la mama. Cheers!

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Ate here last year and could not wait to get back. High quality at a great price. Paulo and his family run the bar/restaurant. He is charming and makes you feel at home (remembered us from before "The Americani"). Ate here four times in five days. When you walk through town and see a few people eating at various places and find him full you know why. His mother is the main cook and she is terrific .All the pasta I have tried has been superior as with the seconds if you have room. He has two charming young daughters that may drop by who speak excellent English. His father produces wine you can order as well as olive oil. I wish I could be back there now!

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1  Thank Ccart
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

This is the best authentic Italian food I've ever had at a bar, food that really belongs in a high end restaurant.
At the root of this anomaly I found mamma. She cooks, and boy can she cook! Everything is authentic Tuscan and the portions are big enough that a primo will fill you up.
There's also seating outside which is quite cozy when the weather is good.
It is a local bar, so you'll be mingling with the locals here. It is not a fancy place by a long stretch, but it is 5 star eating for about 5 - 10 euro per person including the drinks. I can warmly recommend it.

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2  Thank hellevschultz
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

This was the most pleasant surprise in Tavernalle Val di Piesa. This place is incredibly informal, yet serves great food for a very affordable price. This is not a touristic restaurant, so you eat among locals and can count on the [basic] English of the owner, Paulo, to order and feel very welcome as he is an extremely gentle host
Don’t leave the city without having dinner at this place. You won’t regret.

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1  Thank FredBueno
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