Nestled in the Chianti hills, with a panoramic dehors that embraces the enchanting Val d’Elsa, Osteria di Fonterutoli is a gourmet refuge where you can taste the best local products paired with the prestigious wines of the Mazzei winery.
Born in 2007 from the dream of creating a refreshment point within the Castello di Fonterutoli wine resort, the Osteria is located in the highest part of the homonymous medieval village, historical possession of the noble Mazzei family since the first half of the 1400s, that today hosts also their famous winery.
The small town, the scene of countless historical events dating back to the conflict between Florence and Siena, is an authentic jewel restored to its former glory and rural scope by the commitment of the Mazzei family. In addition to hosting the suggestive wine resort, it is, in fact, still the home of some families who have always lived in these areas.
At the Osteria we offer the best products from our estate to give guests the authentic flavors of Chianti.(Lapo Mazzei)
Obtained from the spaces of the old stables for horses, the Osteria di Fonterutoli is the result of the design of the architect Agnese Mazzei, who also oversaw both the restyling of the wine resort and the splendid winery located at the foot of the village. With an intimate indoor, an outdoor area surrounded by greenery and a panoramic terrace in the shade of a centenary mulberry tree, the Osteria changes its set in every season.
The spaces are characterized by a sober and elegant charm that goes well with the rustic atmosphere of the surrounding context. The Vienna straw seats, the modular tables in wood and marble, as well as the essential mise en place recall the tones of stone and wood declined in a palette of natural colors. Whilst on the walls we find antique black and white photos depicting moments of life in the old village and family memories.
The cuisine is based on the best raw materials both from the territory and the Mazzei estate, from the vegetables to the game that grows free in the surrounding woods. The restaurant offers à la carte lunch and dinner menu and a tasting menu that includes the chef’s signature dishes, from pheasant nuggets “alla cacciatora” to rabbit roll with fricassee mousse and bitter herb salad.
To accompany the delicacies on the menu, there is an extensive wine list boasting the best of Castello di Fonterutoli’s production, such as its most famous wines of rare vintages, by the glass in bottles or even in magnum format.
At the Osteria it is also possible to taste the products of the other family estates, from Belguardo in Maremma to Zisola in Sicily, to immerse yourself in the soul of these lands and let be conquered by a history spanning almost six hundred years.
During the Second World War, Fonterutoli, like the whole Val d’Elsa area, suffered heavy bombings as the Allies advanced and the Germans withdrew. Immediately after the war, the Mazzei family actively engaged in the reconstruction of the village, also contributing economically to the development of its agricultural activities with the involvement of local families to make it shine in a new light.
Entrées: 15 — 18 euro
First courses: 16 — 18 euro
Main courses: 19 — 33 euro
Dessert: 9 — 15 euro