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“Over Indulgence at its best! Why Not !” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Torre Guelfa Chef Claudio

Torre Guelfa Chef Claudio
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
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“Over Indulgence at its best! Why Not !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

My wife and I had 4 days with chef claudio at the Torre Guelfa, which entailed 3 hours of cooking each morning followed by lunch and dinner (only 2 nights for dinner). We stayed off site and were picked up each day from the Casa Grande hotel in Figline (by Chef Claudio) each day and were also dropped back.

The food cooked was so simple, yet amazingly tasty ! Chef Claudio is great fun, and feeds off your energy and love of his food - which is plentiful. From making fresh pasta, bolognese sauce, lasagne, the most amazing pesto sauce, ricotta gelato, biscotti, tiramisu, and some pretty crazy deep fried dishes this was quite possibly some of the best italian food we have eaten.

We highly recommend you do this if heading to Tuscany, and are a lover of simple rustic italian food - just dont forget your appetite and be prepared to eat and drink because as Claudio says - WHY NOT!.

  • Visited July 2011
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“Amazing dining experience!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

We have just returned from our 4th holiday in Tuscany. Thanks to Tripadvisor I discovered Torre Guelfa. I reckon this has been our best Tuscan dining experience in the 4 years we are going to Italy. Claudio greeted us outside on arrival and brought us to the dining room. His sister Sabrina greeted us with Prosecco, including the children!! Claudio then explained the menu, . We opted for the Chefs tasting menu of 8 courses, including 3 amazing wines, all for 40 euro each. He offered to make for the children whatever they liked. Their meals included wonderful fresh Carbonara, and amazing prawns. Claudio cooks everything himself, using the freshest of ingredients and it shows. We were there for 3 hours and left feeling we had been so well looked after and thoroughly enjoyed this unique experience. We highly recommend this very special restaurant .

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank sweet_avalanche
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“WOW.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2011

This man and his Sister Sabrina are wonderful. The food is great the lessons fantastic and the hospitality is like you are at home. His wine knowledge and easy going style were ideal. The rooms are rustic and not luxurious but are comfortable.

  • Visited July 2011
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1 Thank Ioveit
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Northern New Jersey
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“Amazing food - not to be missed - "la cucina e' ottimissima!!"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2009

My friends and I took lessons with Chef Claudio. Not only did we make amazing food - we ate amazing food and drank amazing wine. Chef Claudio is patient and a good teacher with a dry sense of humor. I loved to hear him say "and why not??" If you cannot stay at his Relais then make the effort to eat at the restaurant. it is small - all the food is cooked for you - incredible experience that I would not miss. there are no words.......

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Huntsville, Alabama
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“Cooking with Chef Claudio was so much fun!! The lunch was delicious!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2009

My son and myself took a cooking class from Chef Claudio and had so much fun! He ask us when we started what we would like to cook. Since it is in his restaurant most everything was available. We made so many different recipies and they were all fantastic!! After our cooking class we were seated in the dining room and they served us what we had prepared. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I would definitely go back for another class. He even took us back to the train station.

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Thank Paula L
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