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Florence, Italy: Ristorante I Tre Pini

January 15, 2014
Ristorante I Tre Pini

Which restaurant served me the best steak? Without even thinking twice, I’d say Ristorante I Tre Pini in Florence, Italy.

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As part of our Trafalgar tour, we had the option to dine in Ristorante I Tre Pini located in the enchanting hills of Chianti. A life-altering advice that I can give you is this: if you ever had the opportunity to visit this place, never EVER and I mean EVER miss it. You shouldn’t even be thinking twice about it, whatever the cost may be. It wasn’t that much specially with the food and experience it offers. Ristorante I Tre Pini prepares traditional Tuscan recipes handed down through generations which then results to a night to remember.

We were picked up from our hotel to be driven towards Chianti. The only downside of our tour was, it was a dinner meal and was freezing cold. I was unable to see the views and to explore the restaurant grounds as it was dark and freezing, it was November when I went. We arrived at the restaurant and were immediately greeted by Libero, the owner and his staff. A glass of wine were handed over to us before we were lead to our private room for dinner. In the center of the private room was a long table where all of the antipasti were served such as olives, prosciutto, salami, mushrooms, steamed vegetables and a whole lot more.

They served two pasta dishes – ravioli and rigatoni with meat sauce. Both were super yummy!

As you may have noticed, my plate had a small serving of both pasta dishes. The next meal explains why – they served the most delicious and biggest steak I’ve ever had in my 30 years of existence in this world.

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The above photo doesn’t really show how big the steak was so I’ll give you the photo below, as you can see – it’s as big as my face lengthwise. LOL

That is one happy me! :)

That is one happy me! 🙂

I learned how to eat a medium-rare steak in this restaurant, as how it’s supposed to be cooked. It was juicy, tasty and just really awesome!

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They then served tiramisu for dessert:

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After the hearty dinner, with all our stomach full – there were a lot more of dancing, laughter and alcohol. It was a really fun night for all of us.

At some point, I was personally serenaded by our singer who had this Pavarotti-like voice. I, of course, being my awkward self acted silly during the whole song.

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Just before the night ended, Ristorante I Tre Pini gave a cake to our tour guide who was celebrating his birthday that day.

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It really was a night to remember with all the Tuscan food, Italian hospitality and company of great people from the Trafalgar tour. As I’ve said, never miss an opportunity to visit Ristorante I Tre Pini.

Ristorante I Tre Pini

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1 Comment

  • Reply Mitzie Mee January 17, 2014 at 16:00

    I’m a sucker for good steaks and that T-bone looks perfect!

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