The new agri restaurant Nonna Bianca: Good taste and tradition
Nonna Bianca is the new agri restaurant in Iano,Montaione, inside the eco-organic agriturismo Belmonte Vacanze. The view over the Tuscan hills from our panoramic terrace is magic.
Enjoy it admiring the red Tuscan sunset.
Nonna Bianca would like to offer you with the best of the Tuscan cuisine, followed by recipes passed down from generation to generation, using high quality materials, like our organic olive oil as well as fresh ingredients based on the season.
In our kitchen, taste and quality are married to glorify the simplicity of typical Tuscan dishes. We would like to gift you an unforgettable experience with a beautiful view that you can enjoy from our terrace and from the grand glass windows of the dining room, that are like picture frames for your dinner.
Who was Nonna Bianca?
Bianca was a shopkeeper who lived in Iano, more precisely in Torri, a small village where also our agriturismo is located.
In the 60’s, in every village or small town, there was a shop, more specifically a food shop. In a bottega you would find indispensable products for local families and where one could find bit of everything. This was also a place used as a meeting point for the villagers of that time, but in regard to the little bottega in Iano, Bianca did more. She also began to prepare cooked dishes, simple yet traditional dishes, for wayfarers and passing workers, which made her shop a place where people ate and drank well.
However, shops like Bianca’s did not last very long, they were eventually overtaken by larger and better supplied shops, now reachable with cars that in the meantime had begun to spread also among the rural dwellers. Unfortunately, Bianca’s shop was closed in 1963.
Almost 60 years later, during the construction of our new restaurant, emptying the big vacant spaces of our farm shed that were occupied for many years only by rusty tools, we found a book with many handwritten recipes. While speaking with the elders of the village and having mentioned the shop, they also remember Bianca.
We were able to understand that it was in fact her recipe book. For this reason, we decided to dedicate the name of our restaurant to Grandma Bianca, a source of inspiration for us and we have chosen to offer our guests the good dishes of the traditional cuisine of the past.
We had lunch at the farm’s outdoor restaurant, together with friends, with all their children. The view is spectacular and also the cuisine is really excellent (super good pappardelle with wild boar!). It is the ideal place for spending a relaxing day surrounded by nature!
June 2nd party spent with family and friends in a fantastic place, in contact with animals and the nature…we enjoyed everything the excellent restaurant of Belmonte Vacanze had to offer, in addition to guaranteeing a beautiful view of the Tuscan hills, we ate divinely (with very kind and friendly staff attentive to the needs of children). Highly recommended!
We spent a day in this farmhouse with an adjoining restaurant. We ate very well
with ingredients that felt were of quality. Very polite staff and helpful… stunning culinary. A wonderful place for a wonderfully romantic dinner for two.
Ristorante Nonna Bianca
How to reach us
Via Torri 62
50050 Montaione (FI)
Phone: +39 378 3044233 (also WhatsAppp)