Nerbone di Greve
Picture rolling hills topped with slender, dark green cypress trees, bright green vineyards, and a sea of silver shimmering olive trees. Set amidst the timeless beauty of this ancient Italian landscape is the sleepy little town of Greve in Chianti, where inspired Tuscan cuisine can be savored at Nerbone die Greve. Located on the town’s picturesque main square, the restaurant proudly serves traditional food prepared with great care and local products.
On a recent visit, we were served perfect little rounds of focaccia, crisp on the outside and soft in the center, sprinkled with coarse salt and generously drizzled with exquisite local olive oil. Particularly noteworthy were the spinach and ricotta filled saffron ravioli topped with tender spring leeks cooked in white wine and olive oil. The saffron, which is grown locally, beautifully complemented the light flavor of the filling and leek sauce. I’ve had cravings for their ravioli ever since… We finished our meal with a heavenly torta di cioccolato. The thin, flourless cake was incredibly smooth with a deep dark chocolate flavor. The perfect finish for a perfect meal!
The friendly wait staff was more than happy to answer any questions about the menu and recommended great local wines to go with our food. Aside from the meticulously prepared food, we enjoyed the restaurant’s cozy atmosphere. There’s a traditional cantina downstairs with exposed brick walls and clean modern table settings, while warm summer evenings can be lazed away al fresco on the upstairs terrazza or off the arcades in front of the restaurant.
Nerbone di Greve
Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 22
50022 Greve in Chianti (FI)
Open Wednesday to Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday.