Our chef embodies our 'farm to plate' philosophy at Meo Modo, uniting a deep understanding of Tuscan culinary heritage with seasonal bounty cultivated onsite at the 200-acre Borgo Santo Pietro estate in Tuscany.
By collaborating with the estate's farmers and culinary gardeners, our chef is able to craft highly personalised gourmet dishes using tailor-made, certified organic ingredients, such as fruit and vegetables that are grown to size by employing biodynamic principles. He also harnesses local wisdom, learning where to forage for wild herbs and how to utilise the benefits of fresh sheep's milk according to the season, and fosters close working relationships with local artisan producers who supply niche products for Meo Modo.
'Farm to plate' Michelin-starred dining
Travelling the Tuscan terroir and beyond with our 1200-label cellar
The Meo Modo wine cellar hosts over 1200 prestigious labels that showcase producers from Tuscany and from around the world, whose passion for wine and time-honoured techniques faithfully reflect the terroir in which each wine is produced.
Tuscany is undisputedly one of Italy's top wine regions, and our sommeliers are dedicated to highlighting not just the range but also the depth of the local terroir, with chosen wines spanning different vintages to enable vertical as well as horizontal wine degustations.
Our wine cellar has been built up over time as a result of dedicated hands-on research by our sommeliers, who visit the vineyards in person to understand the context in which each wine is made. Our Italian producers have been selected from the length and breadth of the peninsular, from the cool-climate wine terraces of Trentino and Piedmont to the sun-ripened vineyards of Campania and Puglia, and volcanic soils of Sicily. These range from some of Italy's most recognised labels to boutique winemakers who produce a mere 10,000 bottles a year.
Respect for nature lies at the core of the Meo Modo philosophy, and our approach to wine is no different. We actively seek out wines that have been produced without the use of pesticides, from producers that practise organic and biodynamic methods.
Meo Modo is located within the beautifully restored thirteenth-century villa of five-star luxury boutique hotel Borgo Santo Pietro, where guests dining on the terrace enjoy panoramic views over the sublime Valle Serena: a visual reminder of the Tuscan roots at the heart of Meo Modo's cuisine.
Immersed in 13 acres of landscaped gardens, the villa exudes a sumptuous feeling of home, with worn leather armchairs pulled up around a grand open fireplace in the entrance hall, fresh flower arrangements picked straight from the garden, and an ancient weathered brick wine cellar that houses Meo Modo's boutique collection of 1200 wine labels.
Nature and luxury: at the essence of our philosophy
Intimacy and exclusivity, under the stars or at the Chef's Table
The Grotto Dining Experience invites Meo Modo diners to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner for two or celebrate a special occasion in an intimate group of up to four people in the private grotto area discreetly tucked away in the grounds, with exclusive service from your own personal waiter. It's an ideal location for secluded suppers and romantic proposals, or simply to enjoy the stillness of the starlit Valle Serena.
Meo Modo is located on a 200-acre organically cultivated estate that raises sheep, chickens, pigs and bees, producing artisan cheese, free-range eggs, cured pork products and raw honey for the kitchen. It also encompasses two vineyards, fruit and nut orchards, an artisan cheese dairy and an extensive biodynamic culinary garden that provides seasonal vegetables, herbs and edible flowers throughout the year.
The estate lies at the heart of Meo Modo's 'farm to plate' philosophy and our chefs work in collaboration with the farmers and culinary gardeners to design his Michelin-starred dishes.
At the heart of our 'farm to plate' philosophy
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The restaurant is open for lunch from 13:00 to 14:30 Friday-Sunday and for dinner from 19:30 to 22:00 Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday all day. Outside seating also available in our charming gardens.
*Closed during Winter
Lunch: 13:00-14:30 Friday-Sunday
Dinner: 19:30-22:00 Tuesday-Sunday
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