A beautiful country restaurant in a historic villa, overlooking the valley of Greve and commanding exceptional views of the Chianti landscape.
"Villa Bordoni's real x-factor is its restaurant"
Conde Nast Traveller
The Villa Bordoni restaurant offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the very best of Tuscany and its food, all from a privileged location on a hill directly above the town of Greve in Chianti.
The restaurant is housed in a XV century villa with its Italian garden and parkland, home also to a boutique hotel with just 11 rooms and suites, and is surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and timeless hamlets dating back to the middle ages.
From the garden, where in the warmer months guests may have lunch or dinner, the views of the surrounding countryside are nothing short of breathtaking, and truly help to put into context Chianti's widespread reputation as one of Italy’s most beautiful regions.
The villa also sits atop an important wine cellar, carved directly out of the bedrock upon which the Villa stands. Its cool walls, once enclosing a dungeon, now preserve more than 250 wine labels. These are a celebration of Italy's - and especially Tuscany's - immense diversity and quality by its many wine producers - with a small hommage paid to some of the great sparkling wines from the Champagne region in France. Guests are welcome to visit the cellar with our sommelier and pick the wine - or wines - to accompany their meals.
The restaurant is open from March until November 30th for both lunch and dinner, and is a perfect venue for hosting banquets and small wedding receptions - it is a paradise for those with a fine palate.
For those who do not have the time for a full meal, our bar and gardens are always open for a relaxing drink or aperitivo, while enjoying the views of the surrounding hills and hamlets.
(+39) 055 8547453
Via San Cresci 31/32
Greve in Chianti (FI)
Tuscany - ITALY
Open every day, from March to November
Lunch 12.30-2.30 p.m.
Last orders 2.15 p.m.
Dinner 7.30 - 10.00 p.m.
Last orders 10.00 p.m.
The Chianti Cooking School
Born from the experience of David Gardner as a successful restaurateur in Florence, our Chianti Cooking School began operating in 2006 as a branch of the new Villa Bordoni Hotel & Restaurant. It was initially available only for our hotel guests, but in 2008 it assumed a new identity and became available to the public as a part of the Villa Bordoni restaurant.
Today, we offer cooking classes in different forms, and with content spanning from traditional and rustic to contemporary and sophisticated, fruit of our long experience in Tuscan and Italian cuisine through our restaurants in Chianti and in Florence, and more recently in Panzano. Our in-house cooking class in Greve in Chianti takes our guests through a unique hands-on experience in our custom-made Molténi kitchen, led by one of our chefs, where they prepare a complete, “fine dining” meal, covering the four courses typical of an Italian tasting menu - antipasto, primo, secondo and dessert, with an extra eye to making fresh focaccia and breads. In the near future, we will open our new Chianti Cooing School in the quaint town of Panzano, an epicenter of Tuscany's famed gastronomy and wine making.
Both these experiences culminate in a meal based entirely on what was prepared during the lesson, in our Villa Bordoni Restaurant or in our Enoteca La Tana in Panzano. All of our lessons can be personalized on request, and we are used to catering for very specific needs - be they dietary restrictions or preferences, requests for lessons appropriate for children, or closed groups and different levels of expertise.
On each and every occasion we aim to share what we feel is the culture and essence of Italian cuisine and, perhaps above everything else, to ensure that our guests have a memorable experience, worth remembering whenever they enter a kitchen!
Located between Florence and Siena, reaching us is easy - but please: do not rely solely on GPS!
Located in the heart of the Florentine Chianti countryside, between Florence and Siena and in the vicinity of the timeless hamlets of Badia a Passignano and Montefioralle, Villa Bordoni can be easily reached by car.
Coming from Florence, reach the A1 Impruneta/Certosa roundabout, then follow the signs to Tavarnuzze - Greve in Chianti (third roundabout exit, SR2)
drive towards the A1 Firenze Sud access. As you leave Florence, follow the signs to Grassina - Strada in Chianti - Greve in Chianti (SR222). Remain on the same road, following signs to Greve in Chianti.
As you enter the town of Greve in Chianti, pass through one set of traffic lights, then turn right immediately before the ESSO service station, into Via L. Falsettacci. *
From Siena, take the SS222 towards Florence, passing the towns of Castellina and Panzano until you reach Greve in chianti. In Greve, turn left immediately after the ESSO service station. *
* After the Esso, following the signs for Fattoria Zano and Pieve di San Cresci, turn right after about 50m into Via di Colognole, and then immediately left into Via di Zano. Remain on this road, which climbs steeply and becomes an unsealed road, for about 2.5 km, passing Fattoria Zano and Pieve di San Cresci. Shortly after the latter, there is a tiny cemetery on your right hand side. Turn right here, and follow the road until you arrive at Villa Bordoni.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Villa Bordoni 250ml
Extra virgin olive oil from our estate in Greve in Chianti, Tuscany - Italy.
Our olives are harvested in the month of November, and our extra virgin olive oil is obtained through mechanical cold press - resulting in the highest quality olive oil.
Prosecco DOC Extra Dry
Villa Bordoni 0.75cl 11.5%vol
We have chosen this extra dry, sparkling wine for its delicate acidity, fine perlage and fruity aroma. In keeping with our own tradition of hospitality, its understated elegance makes it the ideal aperitif, and adds a touch of class to every celebration.
Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
Each drop contains time and passion, passed from generations to generation.
Extraordinarily complex and full bodied, it offers a rich and harmonious crescendo of flavors. Smooth and delicately sweet, its exaltsany moment.
Ageing: At least 25 years in a series of casks of decreasing capacity and different wood types, according to the method of “decantering and refilling.” A limited quantity is extracted each year from the smallest cask.
Chianti Classico DOCG 2014
Villa Bordoni 0.75cl 13.5%vol
We chose this elegant red wine for its strong identity and close ties to our territory. Made with autochtonous grapes in the hills above Greve in Chianti, it is a testimonial to everything that we love about our corner of Tuscany. With a deep red colour and floral nose, harmonious, dry and sapid flavour, it is ideal to accompany beef, pork, cured meats, game and cheeses.
Balsamic Vinegar G. Giusti
2 gold medals 250ml
A great classic, releasing delicate traces of sweet and mature fruits, interwoven with notes of licorice and black pepper. Created centuries ago for the daily consumption of the Giusti family, it is made with the finest quality cooked must, to obtain the classical flavor balance between sweet and sour.
Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is a sublime elixir obtained following an ancient recipe. The centuries-old experience of the Giusti family and the exceptional heritage of ancient barrels make it possible to create a Balsamic Vinegar of exception, aged for at least twelve years. The laborious method of decanting and refilling, the knowledge of which has been passed down through 17 generations, has allowed the Giusti family to create an extremely complex and seductive Balsamic Vinegar.
Vermentino IGT 2014
Villa Bordoni 0.75cl 12.5%vol
We love this dry, fruity white wine from Gaiole for its ability to carry the mind to a warm Summer day in the peaceful Tuscan hills. Crisp, aromatic and tangy, with a citrus, floreal and mineral nose - it is ideal to enjoy as an aperitif, or to accompany antipasti, seafood or vegetarian dishes. 0.75cl 12.5%vol
Balsamic Vinegar G. Giusti
3 gold medals Riccardo Giusti 250ml
Created in the 1980s by the ancestor from which it takes its name. It has been for many years the gift that Riccardo gave to his relatives and close friends. Dense and sweet, it donates aromas and flavors of fruit jams, with traces of honey and vanilla. Must of cooked, sundried grapes, aged wine vinegar.