The tavern typology was born when the Romans began to develop their road network.
Wayfarers would stop at local taverns to refresh themselves, eat the typical local produce, and spend the night in one of the rooms. When choosing the name for his site, Agostino Ciocca was inspired by these early lodgings.
The Locanda il Poderino restaurant is open to the public and guests of the hotel. It offers an a la carte menu.
The cuisine is typical of the Maremma and includes dishes such as Acquacotta, a vegetable soup inspired by the meal that the ‘butteri’ (Maremma’s cowboys) would prepare when they were out with the herds. The cowboys would collect their ingredients directly from the produce of the countryside and the soup varied according to the season. You can also taste wildboar in Manciano’s style Cinghiale alla Mancianese, a baked stew prepared with black olives and aromatics herbs; Pici in Agliata, a homemade local pasta with a form similar to spaghetti, but fatter, and Cantuccini, a kind of cookie, enriched with crushed almonds, served with Vin Santo.
The dining room can accommodate up to 45 people and can also accomodate groups. The room which precedes it has a capacity of 8/16 people, depending on how the tables are set up.
Meals are also served on a south-facing veranda, which is open in the warmer months (generally from spring until late October, weather permitting). The veranda is covered by a pergola on which climbs a Virginia creeper. A slight breeze makes it pleasant to dine here even on summer days.
The restaurant in the current year will be open in the evening from July till September (day off on Thursday). Reservation is appreciated. For other periods of the year please contact us.
The view soars over the hills that reach down to the Argentario Sea. Some of the tables look towards the village of Manciano and offer a beautiful image of the Rocca Aldobrandesca. The slopes are gentle and the scenery is restful. The sunsets viewed from here are unforgettable.