From the passion and the long experience of Alba Lettieri in the cuisine, in our delicious Osteria located in the heart of the medieval town of Mensano, the best dishes of the Sienese and Valdelian traditions are born every day, using only first-choice ingredients coming from the region, which are cooked according to the ancient recipes of our grandmothers. Simple and elaborate first courses, meat and game, vegetable side dishes that change according to the four seasons, traditional desserts strictly homemade: whatever we cook in our Osteria deserves to be tasted! And never forget to order the dishes of the day: our menu is enriched daily with special dishes, depending on what our land has to offer, according to the four seasons!
Our culinary philosophy is: every season with its dish, its specialty, its flavor!!
For this reason, we offer in the basic menu some "colossi" of the Tuscan tradition (ribollita, pappa al pomodoro, pappardelle with wild boar sauce, crostini and crostoni, rabbit meat steak, etc.), along with constantly changing always new dishes, which change observing the months, the ingredients that nature offers us, the temperature, the moods, the passing of time, as in the past
The two rooms are carefully decorated with an attention to detail, to create the best atmosphere for everyone: couples at a romantic dinner, groups of friends, families, travelers. In summer you can also enjoy the beauty of the village and eat outdoors on the main street. We like to add new daily dishes to the menu, which vary with the seasons, so the best advice we can give you is:
Our wines are chosen based on two very simple criteria: quality and originating from our territory
A good dish without a good wine is not complete. Eating Tuscan cuisine, in fact, also means drinking the Tuscan way, and drinking the Tuscan way means drinking well. Our wine has the same temperament as our food: strong, firm, welcoming.
It is essential for us to allow our guests to match the perfect wine to each dish, because only this combination enhances our traditional recipes to the fullest.
For this reason we always have a wide wine selection, well-reasoned and chosen through the knowledge and love of our land. For those who want to drink a glass, our house wine is an excellent Tuscan red wine produced near Mensano.
The Bottega di Davide is right in front of our Osteria.
In our shop we sell typical products, wine, dry and fresh pasta, soaps of all kinds, fruits and vegetables; in short, everything the villagers or holidaymakers in the neighborhood need for their everyday life.
The shop serves as a real mini-market for the area we are in!
A wide range of products is dedicated to tourists who want to buy gifts: oil, wine, sauces, spices which can be purchased and packed as souvenirs for both tourists and customers.
From the shop you can buy all the wines that can be tasted at our osteria. It happens very often, in fact, that our fans like our choice of local wines and want to buy them once the meal is over!
Our Osteria is cosy and welcoming, but it is also perfect for small events - both in winter and summer
Our two indoor rooms are large and welcoming: we want our guests to be comfortable in a sober and familiar environment. Warm in winter and cool in summer, thanks to the ancient vaults from the past, our Osteria is carefully furnished and with attention to detail. In the summer, we also set up some tables on the main street to eat outside in the heart of the village.
We love organizing events for our guests: birthday parties, dinners between colleagues, ceremony lunches or dinners, weddings . We can create a set of special menus to satisfy any request: always recipes of the traditional cuisine, always a good cuisine, always great wines.