There are many excellent restaurants all over the Casentino. I am listing only the ones closests to Porciano and will leave the other's for you to discover. Ample information and suggestions will be available in the homes.
Restaurants in the Casentino are open for lunch approximately between 12:30 and 2:00 and in the evening from approx. 7:30 to 9:00.
Pizza restaurants and a few others stay open later in the evenings. Family style ones tend to follow the hours indicated above. Restaurants that stay open later in the evening, specially on the week end, are identified with *
All restaurants close one day of the week. This information is posted on the door.
If you want to go to a specific restaurant make sure that they are open that day, and that they take credit cards, if that is how you want to pay.
ATM machines are very common. They are quite visible near the entrance of a bank; they are called "bancomat". Some have instructions in English.
Osteria CARAMBAR *
via A. Ricci 19 tel 0575 504500
Traditional and creative Tuscan food
Home made desserts
piazza Tanucci tel 0575 583631
Typical tuscan food
Good ravioli and tortelli (stuffed pasta) Wild boar stew (cinghiale)
Ristorante LA RANA
Via del Campo Sportivo tel 0575 504505
Open only for lunch. Dinner on saturday and sunday evening.
Good tuscan food. Meat on the grill or the spit. Wild boar stew (cinghiale)
Pizzeria DA VINCENZO
via del Municipio 1 tel 0575 583232
pasta and pizza served, "take away" pizza too.
Ristorante DA LORIS
in Papiano, just 10 minutes out of Stia in direction La Calla tel 0575 583680
open for lunch (and for dinner from June to September)
good homemade tortelli and ravioli (stuffed pasta)
scottiglia (mixed meat stew over toasted bread)
Ristorante FATTORIA LA FORESTA *
via Roma 31 tel 0575 582032
florentine steak - fish - tortelli (typical stuffed pasta)
pizza only in the evening
english spoken. Also some spanish and french
Opposite the train station in Stia tel 0575 583843
open only for lunch monday through friday
Simple basic tuscan food
excellent ham (prosciutto) of their own production (Prosciutto di Petraglia)
good pecorino cheese
OSTERIA TOSCANA TWIST
Via della Libertà 3 tel 0575 582120
open for lunch. Open for dinner only on fridays.
happy hour on saturdays till 9 p.m. (no dinner served)
closed sunday and monday
imaginative tuscan food with ...a special "twist"
Restaurant LA TANA DEGLI ORSI *
Via Roma 1 - Pratovecchio tel 0575 583377
closed tuesday and wednesday
open only for dinner, reservations requested
creative and typical local dishes English spoken
Restaurant Pizzeria I 4 CANTONI
via Uffenheim 10 tel 0575 582696
Pizza only in the evening. Their specialty is homemade pasta
Restaurant Pizzeria L'OASI DI SAMIRA
via A Minucci 1 tel 0575 504615
basic traditional cooking - by reservation arab menu available for a minimum of ten
On the way to Stia and Pratovecchio
località Scarpaccia tel 0575 504074
on road SP70 from Florence at the turn off for Stia and Pratovecchio
simple snacks with local bread and their own prosciutto and salame