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Ristorante Arnolfo is the culinary playground of two-Michelin-starred Chef Gaetano Trovato. Set in the idyllic town of Colle di Val D’Elsa, Arnolfo restaurant offers a unique mix of art and fine-dining in the middle of the stunning Tuscan countryside. Named after the famous sculptor and architect, Arnolfo di Cambio, who was born in Colle Val D’Elsa in the thirteenth century, Arnolfo now blends age-old traditions with modern techniques to attract diners from fall over the world.

Opened in 1982 by Gaetano and his mother, the restaurant sits within a sixteenth century palace, offering spectacular views over the Chianti hills, only twenty minutes away from the city of Siena. The building itself has been exquisitely restored balancing contemporary touches with the original: historic features – antique furnishings and handcrafted Baccarat chandeliers, with carefully selected pieces of modern art and fine white porcelain. The walls of the Arnolfo restaurant have been constantly “lent” to various artists ranging from photographers to emerging painters as well as established painters.

The innovative cuisine of Chef Gaetano is based on identifying the most effective techniques to captivate flavours and preserve the intrinsic nature of food. The elaboration of the products is never too sophisticated and tend to be recognisable in the texture. “I usually proceed to approach components that can be easily paired and most compatible to enhance” explains the Chef. The technical competences of Gaetano avail themselves in another important talent, the artistic aspect. “Since I was young, I have always had a passion for art, specifically design, which I try to incorporate into my plates”.

Menu options here change regularly and epitomise the artistic nature of the chef; each menu represents the journey Gaetano wants to take the diner to. To complement the menu, Gaetano relies on his brother, Giovanni, to look after the wine selection. Giovanni has been with the restaurant for over 20 years and has become an important figure in the location, a perfect ‘padrone di casa’ for those who seek for quality, creativity, service and privacy. An expert sommelier, he has curated a wine list that features over 600 vintages from Tuscany and beyond, many with personal stories and relationships behind them that sum up the brothers’ passion for the region.

The historic residence of Arnolfo restaurant also features 4 charming rooms that you can now enjoy with Lux Conduct. We are proud to present and offer you the following Dine & Stay experiences to fully discover the extraordinary cuisine of Gaetano Trovato surrounded by the serenity of the Tuscan countryside:


For those who want to be lulled by the gentle Tuscan landscape, authentic Italian food and great wines. The experience includes:

  • Land Evolution tasting menu;
  • Pairing wine of Giovanni Trovato;
  • One night in the charming room in XVI-century building.

An authentic romantic getaway experience for celebrating a special occasion or just spending a luxurious charming weekend. The experience includes:

  • Chef’s Grand Testing menu;
  • Premium Coravin Pairing wine Selection of Giovanni Trovato;
  • One night in a Panoramic Room with breakfast, minibar and welcome from the Chef included;
  • Exclusive use of the Private Dining Room for your dinner.

Treat yourself to a dining experience and a memorable stay at Arnolfo residence!


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