Tuscan holiday villa in chianti

Food at Patrignone

We have been cooking for our guests for nearly 20 years, and we'd like to think that we know a thing or two about Tuscan food. We have a fabulous kitchen and a lovely sunken dining room with a fantastic terracotta-arched ceiling. We serve a wide variety of typical Tuscan (and other Italian) home-cooked food, sometimes with a slight modern twist. Where possible we use locally sourced produce of the highest quality, and we hope our passion for food is apparent in all of our cooking. With little notice, we can cater for any special dietary requirements and accommodate any special requests including amazing locally made birthday cakes! We sometimes serve part or all of your meal out on the Terracotta Terrace, depending on the time of year.

A typical menu

Toasted Finnocino (a very local salami flavoured with fennel) on fresh-from-the-oven home-made gnioccho (a flat bread from Emiglia Romana)


Strozza Prete (“Strangled Priest”), a light and fluffy dumpling made from fresh spinach, ricotta, fresh eggs and parmesan.


Roasted loin of pork with a wild thyme, wild fennel, local wild-boar salcicia and pancetta stuffing in a red wine sauce, served with grilled marinaded zucchini and rosemary roasted potatoes.


Tiramisu – a cold creamy desert made from mascarpone, biscuits and a hint of espresso coffee.

We usually cook two or three times a week, depending on the time of year and demand. Eating at Patrignone is a great way to relax and enjoy a lovely meal and a glass of Chianti (or three) without having to go out in the car.

Prices and booking

Barring special menus and occasions, evening meals cost €40/head which includes a ½ bottle of Chianti. Meals should be booked in advance (usually the day before) but if you forget, just ask and we will accommodate you if we can. We will always have a vegetarian option available, and please let us know if you have any specific dietary demands. Under 12's eat for ½ price. Under 3's eat as much as they like free of charge.

Please note that as much as we love cooking, we do need minimum numbers to make meals economically feasible. Please don’t be too disappointed if we can’t cook for you when things are quiet here.

Cookery classes at Patrignone

Would you like to learn a few simple Tuscan dishes that you could prepare at home? While Italian food is blessed with a variety and subtlety of flavours, it is also a very practical kind of cooking, with its root in simple rural living. So many Tuscan dishes can be prepared with a minimum of fuss and with spectacular results!

If you'd like to learn some of practical recipies and techniques to take home with you, ask us to organise a ½-day cooking class for you.

We need a minimum of 4 people (maximum 10) and we will usually run the class during the afternoon. You get plenty of practical hands-on experience, and you and your friends get to eat the fruits of your labour.

Courses can be tailored to suit you, and usually cost around €130 per person, including all ingredients (and wine). Please give us plenty of warning.


The best food we have eaten all week. Superb! - Leonie, London 2007. The food and wine were delicious! I wish we could have eaten here every night. - Carol, Scotland