One of the great joys of living in Maremma... is simply the food, thanks to century-old know-how, high quality products, and most importantly cooks who want to share their passion for the region.

We also want to share ours, by compiling a short list of our favourite places to eat.

The times indicated relfect the time needed to go from Villa Ambretta to the place mentioned.


Il Feudo (5min)

58042 Campagnatico
Phone number: +39 338 892 0419

Whether you want to dine al fresco under a pergola, or inside in a cosy dining room, the Feudo welcomes you for a wonderful and creative journey through Tuscan food. Thanks to a single and very reasonably-priced weekly menu featuring around six different courses, food lovers can enjoy a variety of local dishes. The two cooks and owners of the place truly love their regional food, and it shines through their cuisine. 

Osteria il Braciere (5min)

Marrucheti, 1
58042 Campagnatico
Phone number: +39 391 161 8750

While the choice and quality of meat grilled over a wood fire is what this inn is famous for, it also offers a large selection of delicious Tuscan dishes. The service is cordial and friendly. During the winter, the tables are set inside next to the grill, while in the summer the restaurant offers outside seating under a pergola. 

La Cantina (15 mn)

Piazza del Castello
58100 Istia d'Ombrone
Phone: + 39 0564 408176

The restaurant is located at the entrance to the medieval town and has a beautiful terrace on the walls. Authentic cuisine, a menu based on products at km 0 which varies according to the seasons, good wines from the region, a friendly service: enough to spend a beautiful evening. An evening that we can continue by strolling through the old surrounding streets.

Canapino - Enoteca (20min)

Piazza Dante
Phone number: 0564 24546

Located next to the Michelin guide restaurant Canapone, which is owned by the same family, Canapino welcomes you under the arches of of the historical Piazza Dante. The food is delicate and well-made, and Beatrice will be able to assist you in discovering delicious wines by the glass. A warm and elegant moment awaits if you choose to visit Canapino. 

Casa Migliorini (15min)

Località Migliorini
58042 Campagnatico
Phone number: 338 203 3064

Right outside Campagnatico, along the via Senese, this timeless little restaurant is known in the region for making the best ricotta-spinach tortelli in the region... and it's probably true, or at least worth the ride there.

La Vecchia Oliviera - Pizzeria (15min)

Via Trieste, 1
58042 Campagnatico
Phone number: 0564 996462

At the entrance of the medieval village, this restaurant, located in a beautiful part of the old olive press, offers a wide choice of dishes from traditional Tuscan cuisine, as well as delicious pizzas (only available for dinner). In summer meals are served in the garden under the lime trees. A nice place to enjoy a very good meal in a typical and friendly atmosphere.

Locanda Nel Cassero (30 mn)

Via del Cassero, 29/31
58045 Civitella Paganico (GR)
Tél : + 39 0564 900680

In the heart of the beautiful medieval village of Civitella Paganico, the Locanda Nel Cassero offers a gourmet and refined break. The food has decisevely Tuscan roots, but the chef also displays some creativity. The service is very professional and particularly friendly. The dining room is beautiful and the terrace on the old city walls is simply wonderful. A perfect setting for a romantic dinner.

Locanda di Torquato (35min)

Via del Corso, 10
58054 Montorgiali (GR)

At the end of the village of Montorgiali, this restaurant is worth your time - as many tourist guides say, you will be able to enjoy a unique experience there. In a friendly and comfortable setting, they offer surprising and delicious dishes; Paola, one of the waitresses, adds to the warmth of the place through her love for sharing her passion for traditional and innovative Tuscan cuisine. This restaurant is a dazzling journey in and of itself, but you will need to book in advance.

Ice cream

The topic of the best ice cream place in town is often divisive - even we could not decide on our favourite one. So here are our two top picks... try them both to form your own opinion!

Gelateria Barlume (15 mn )

Porta Grossetana
58100 Istia D'ombrone
Tel : 338 7357533

A glacier that is worth the detour for the atmosphere that reigns there. In the square of the old town, a place out of time: the elders play cards, the children run here and there, small groups discuss the weather... t ice creams areexcellent and you can have a last drink as well.

Arlekkino (20min - on the boulevard along the city walls, between Porta Vecchia and Porta Corsica)

Via Leonardo Ximenes, 27
58100 Grosseto (GR)
Phone number: 0564 417284

Key West (20 min - in the historical centre of Grosseto, behind the Duomo)

Via S. Martino, 25
58100 Grosseto (GR)
Phone number: 0564 413796


La Favorita (15min - on the way to Grosseto)

Località San Martino, Via Scansanese, 227
58100 Grosseto (GR)

Craving baked goods on your way back from the beach? La Favorita offers a wide choice of Italian and Tuscan specialties to take away, or enjoy on the spot with a capuccino in a friendly atmosphere. Cakes, tarts, nibbles... it's a paradise for food lovers.


Caffé Carducci (25min)

Corso Carducci, 18
58100 Grosseto (GR)

In Grosseto, the Corso Carducci is a central part of city life, and so is the Caffé Carducci. Pop in for a nice capuccino after a morning of shopping, for a light but delicious snack for lunch, or for a drink in the evening during the Passegiata.