Villa Alinari, established in the 14th century, is set in the enchanting hills of Chianti, between magnificent thick stone walls and large wooden doors.
It was originally a villa and a farmhouse belonging to, among others, Lorenzo De’ Medici. It then became an osteria and a post house where travelers would stop to rest and change their horses before continuing along the road known as “The Wine Road” of the Chianti Colli Fiorentini.
Careful and sensitive restoration work has now turned it into the elegant restaurant, I Tre Pini… with the aim to continue the rustic and refined cuisine of the Tuscan Renaissance.
Traditional home cooking is the heart of I Tre Pini, which aims to enhance the quality and freshness of its dishes reminding us of flavors long forgotten.
The specialties are prepared with great care by passionate, expert hands that include all the love for cooking and tradition of the area into each dish.
Everything is seasonal at the Inn as we buy greens and vegetables from our local producers. Each ingredient is produced and bought seasonally so that it can be highly appreciated and above all, help the local and rural economy of our “neighbors”.
Welcome to Ristorante I Tre Pini in Villa Alinari.
The secret of the Saraceni group isn’t simply about what can be seen or touched, it’s intangible, it’s about what can be felt and experienced.
…a family dream became reality.
“Traditional Tuscan cuisine, wholesome dishes and ingredients from our land. Founded and managed by our family of four generations, we follow a philosophy of quality and tradition.”
Made in Italy. Enjoyed Worldwide.
Since the beginning, the Saraceni family wanted to include several unique activities and products to their company that shared their core values and passions: “high quality, strong ties with the territory and professional reliability”. This lead to the creation of what is now an inspiring group of food, beverage and hospitality services.
The Saraceni Group is therefore composed by, alongside the production of wines, renowned and exclusive restaurants including, Ristorante I Tre Pini and the famous, Villa Machiavelli in Chianti Classico, one of the most historical winery/restaurants in Italy.
Soon new brands and family estates will join the group to perpetuate and share our family values.
Your experience at Ristorante I Tre Pini will not only exceed your expectations of taste, smell, and hospitality but also give you a true feeling of the culture and lifestyle of Tuscany.
When you come to Ristorante I Tre Pini you will not only eat very well in a beautiful place, but you will have a unique experience worth remembering for years to come.
For the organization of your wedding or any other special events, please contact our friendly staff.
“To receive guests is to take charge of their happiness during the entire time they are under your roof.” -Brillant Savarin
Discover our offers… Your experience at Ristorante I Tre Pini will delight your visual and culinary senses.
Join our Tuscan Cooking Courses with chef Libero.
As in Farmhouse, Discover the Chianti Cooking Secrets.
Restaurant I Tre Pini, with its friendly staff and wonderful Tuscan nature, will reveal you the secrets of Chianti and Tuscan cuisine, a genuine tradition typical of farmhouse holidays.
Discover and learn to appreciate the strong and sharp tastes and the embracing and exciting perfumes of our region.
Libero and his friendly staff welcomes their guest with Florentine hospitality. The kitchen prepares traditional Tuscan recipes handed down through generations.
Your experience at Tre Pini will delight your visual and culinary senses.
Information and schedule about the Tuscan Cooking Course below:
S. Ambrogio Market is situated in the large 1860’s building in Piazza Ghiberti where it is surrounded by many additional stalls outside. Here you will find a full array of fresh foodstuffs to create a real Italian table, from pasta to meat and fish to, of course, lots of fresh vegetables.
Many Florentine’s come to this market weekly to gather the items they need for a healthy and traditional week of meals. You will also find a variety of clothing and general household goods.
Arrival and welcome drink Fragolino at the restaurant Tre Pini. Libero, the chef-owner, will present the program of the morning and split the group into two parts which alternate in the following activities.
The first cooking activity we will concentrate on the main speciality of Italian and Tuscan cuisine, home made pasta (tagliatelle, tagliolini, tortelli with in-season fillings, pappardelle).
The cooking course of specialities from Tuscan will, of course, teach you how to prepare our delicious rural soups – as the tasty Ribollita or Pappa al pomodoro, using the precious Tuscan extra virgin olive oil and several special ingredients as Mediterranean vegetables.
Discover the secret recipe of the famous Panzanella. Learn how to cook delicious sauces with wild boar, early vegetables and chiantigiana sauce!
Prepare tasty starters as Tuscan croutons and our tomato bruschetta and Lardo with cavolo nero bruschetta.
On the last cooking activities of our Tuscan cooking course, the “icing on the cake”, we will have fun creating typical cakes of the traditional Chianti cuisine as the typical Cantucci (a kind of biscuit) served with vin santo (holy wine).
Organizing and arranging the ingredients that a cook will require for the menu items that he or she expects to prepare during his/her shift and preparation of the table according to the rules of etiquette.
At the end of the lessons, tasting of your creations.
> Bruschetta Lardo di e cavolo nero
> Fiori di zucca fritti
> Pappa al pomodoro
> Tagliatelle alla chiantigiana
> Tortelli mugellani al tartufo
> Salad with seasonal vegetables
> Cantucci e Vin santo
> Rosso di Toscana
> Chianti D.O.C.G.
“We don’t know yet that the day at Libero’s I Tre Pini restaurant 20 minutes out of town will be the most memorable of our gourmet extravaganza through two of the world’s most food-obsessed nations, Italy and France.” -Angie Kelly
Too Many Cooks in the Tuscan Kitchen…
Chef Libero Saraceni…met us as we traveled to a Farmers Market located in the old Jewish area of Florence. -Bradley Walters
SARAH’S INSIDER EXPERIENCES IN FRANCE AND ITALY
Libero was such a character and made sure we all had fun while we chose the best ingredients for the dishes we were preparing.
TO MARKET, TO MARKET… IN TUSCANY
“Before the eating, comes the cooking, before the cooking, comes the market. Every day if necessary if you are eating every day.”-Chef Libero by Kay O’Sullivan
MORE TASTE, LESS SPEED
…the day at Libero’s I Tre Pini restaurant 20 minutes out of town will be the most memorable of our gourmet extravaganza through two of the world’s most food-obsessed nations, Italy and France. -Angie Kelly
DINING IN PROVENCE AND TUSCANY
Some of our troupe made pasta dough from scratch, then turned that into ravioli… -By Bruce Newman
MY BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURES
If you are looking for the best in Tuscan cuisine, look no further than this establishment. -Andi Perullo de Ledesma
TRAVEL: IT WAS A LIFE-CHANGING TRIP
With veges in hand, we headed back to his restaurant in the Chianti Hills, where his staff greeted us with flutes of Diamante Blue… -Wendy Squires
TEL: (+39) 055 208065 208173 / FAX: 055-208065
MOBILE: (+39) 335 365415
ADDRESS: Via Imprunetana per Pozzolatico 134
Pozzolatico, Impruneta, 50023 - FIRENZE
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