Culture, emotion, memory: these are all found in fine Tuscan cuisine and its wines.

They are also found in Castel Monastero and its gourmet restaurants, “Contrada” and “La Cantina”. Working alongside him the executive chef of Castel Monastero Enrico Marmo.

Completing the pleasure of a day at Castel Monastero is the tearoom at our spa with its infusions of aromatic herbs grown on our estate, and a wine bar in which the best aperitifs and the most famous labels of Tuscan wines may be sampled.

  • Contrada

    Facing the piazza, true to the most authentic Italian tradition, “Contrada” is Castel Monastero’s gourmet restaurant.
    The charming, elegant establishment is divided into two lounges, also available for private dinners. On the menu are classic flavours of Tuscan cuisine, re-worked in a modern key.Maximum attention is paid to local products, which are selected directly by our chefs. A delightful tasting of typical wines, oils and cheeses is an opportunity not to be missed. The restaurant is also open to non-resident guests upon reservation by calling 0577 570001 or writing to


    An evocative setting with a relaxed atmosphere. In the medieval wine cellars of Castel Monastero, where our estate’s Chianti has rested for centuries, a delightful restaurant serving Tuscan cuisine has been opened.
    The architecture, with its high vaulted ceilings and visible stone walls, will take you back in time. The dishes are eternal masterpieces of unique Italian tradition: from “pici” pasta with bread and tomato sauce, to Chianina meat. The wine list is extraordinary.

    Ideal for a quick lunch or a laid-back dinner.

  • Chef Enrico Marmo

    Will be the new depositary of ancient recipes and traditions of the splendid Tuscan territory.