Wine & Dine

The best way to savour the history of a region is through its Cuisine...
The Hotel Le Fontanelle therefore proposes to its Guests and outside customers its prestigious "Restaurant La Colonna" that through creativity, taste and elegance, will enhance the flavours of the Tuscan cookery and combine Wines from our own production expertly selected by our Sommelier.

Everything will be wrapped in the magic atmosphere of our interior dining room or enriched by the breathtaking views of the Chianti hills from the fabulous Belvedere Terrace of our "Restaurant La Colonna", which will definetely captivate you.


The “Restaurant La Colonna” of the Hotel Le Fontanelle takes its name precisely from the “column” around which one of the most ancient area of the complex was created. The personalisation and excellence of the Service is assured with professionalism by our Maître d'hôtel, Mr. Vittorio Terracino, and his service Staff.

Our Cuisine is conducted by our Chef Daniele Canella, who creates Menus in balance between traditional and innovative refinement in an attempt to provoque regional perfumes, aromas and flavours. He proposes dishes prepared with local and fresh products. You will be enthralled by our traditional tasting menu or our "à la carte" seasonal selections and by our Pastry Chef prepared dessert selection. Our sommelier will advise you in your selection of Wine among our many proposed labels. Our rich breakfast buffet will amaze you with its fragrance and perfume of cakes and Homemade bread that will provide a perfect start to your day.

The “Restaurant La Colonna” and during the summer period our panoramic "Belvedere Terrace", are opened for Breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 and for dinner from 19:30 to 22:00. The Restaurant is also accessible to external customers (upon reservation). Gentlemen are kindly requested to wear trousers.

For daily lunches and snacks, the Hotel Le Fontanelle presents its Lunch/Snack Bar "La Macina" which is located near the outdoor swimming pool area and is open from 12:30 pm to 19:00 pm. You will also find the high standards of the “Restaurant La Colonna” in our interior Lounge Bar and in the summer at our Belvedere Terrace and Snack Bar "La Macina".

Look at the restaurant's menu

Belvedere Terrace

(of Restaurant "La Colonna")

The "Belvedere Terrace" is the open-air theatre that we have set to host your unforgettable moments, ranging from breakfast to cocktails or for a romantic candlelight dinner. Sit back and enjoy the most beautiful show that nature can offer.

Your horizon will allow you to admire the Sienese countryside, a land full of historic towns, epic battles and works of art collected in romantic locations From the kitchen of our Restaurant, these same flavours, prepared with refined wisdom, will involve you in a feast of the senses and tastes, and enriched by unparalleled views, will become an intense and memorable experience to carry with you.

Lounge Bar

The interior Lounge Bar of the Hotel Le Fontanelle reflects the refined elegance that you will find in the entire Hotel. A relaxing space featuring a refined living area with antique furniture, a play corner, a piano, a library, a fireplace and romantic background music, which will make you feel right at Home!

The ideal place for your Afternoon tea, where you'll be able to enjoy a renowned selection of teas and Homemade pastries and cookies. Time will glide, almost without you realizing it to Cocktail time and our Barman will be happy to prepare refined cocktails and finger foods. To make the atmosphere even more welcoming, objects with a timeless touch have been placed around you, all recovered from the past and presented in an elegant, yet casual way, inviting our Guests to relax and enjoy every single moment in this soothing space.

Pool Bar

The Light Lunch/Snack Pool Bar is located by the outdoor swimming pool, where you will be able to dine informally in the open air, while still enjoying the same standard of Service and Cuisine as in the "Restaurant La Colonna".

The Wellness and Relaxation enjoyed in the open air will be accompanied by a selection of well-balanced meals and snacks, ensuring proper attention to your emotional state. In a stay totally devoted to you, our selection of creative and tasty treats, associated with our breathtaking views, will help add touches of unexpected pleasures to your wellbeing.

Wine - Gift Shop

The wide selection of our cellar will allow you to savour the flavours of Tuscany primarily through a rich on site tasting at our Lounge Bar, with wines carefully selected by our Sommelier and later, to bring back a "souvenir" from our Wineries that will allow you to continue to enjoy the emotions experienced during your stay and relive the memories of your holiday in the Chianti region and your experience at the Hotel Le Fontanelle.

The Hotel Le Fontanelle's Wine/Gift Shop proposes Chianti Classico Wines, Extra Virgin Olive Oil that we produce and other local products for sale.

buffet breakfast

Menù Estate | Summer Menu


Antipasti | Starters

Flan di Zucchine con Fonduta di Pecorino e Bacon croccante

Zucchini Flan with Pecorino Cheese Fondue and Crunchy Bacon


Terrina di Foie Gras marinato al Porto e Sherry, Ciliegie, Confettura di Cipolla e Pan Brioche

Foie Gras terrine marinated with Porto e Sherry wine, Cherries, Onion Jam and Pan Brioche


Carpaccio di Gamberi rossi di Sicilia con Crudité di Verdure

Red Prawn Carpaccio of Sicily with Vegetables Crudité


Polpo cotto a bassa temperatura con Salsa verde, Spuma di Yogurt e Crema di Carote e Zenzero

Octopus cooked at low temperature with green Sauce

Yogurt Foam, Carrots and Ginger Cream


Cappesante leggermente spadellate con Spuma alla Pesca,

Salsa di Vitello alla Menta e Tartufo estivo

Scallops with Peach Foam, Veal and Mint Sauce and Summer Truffle


Primi Piatti | First Courses

“Risotto Fontanelle”

Riso “Acquerello” mantecato con Cipolle Rosse,

Riduzione di Vin Santo e Scaglie di Pecorino

Acquerello” Rice with red Onion, Vin Santo Reduction and Pecorino Cheese Flakes


Tortelli di Melanzane e Basilico con Coulis di Pomodoro e Parmigiano

Home-made Tortelli filled with Eggplant and Basil, Tomato Coulis and Parmesan


Pàche “Felicetti” con Triglie di Scoglio, Pomodorini Datterino e Origano

Pàche Pasta with red Mullet, Cherry Tomatoes and Origan


Spaghetti “Pastificio Felicetti” con Gamberi, Pomodori Confit e Pesto

Spaghetti Pasta with Prawns, Tomato Confit and Pesto


Tagliolini all’Astice blu, Pomodorini e Dragoncello

Tagliolini Pasta with blue Lobster, cherry Tomatoes and Tarragon



Secondi Piatti | Main Courses

Trancio di Ombrina confit con Cipolla in agrodolce, Crema di Zucchine e Menta

Shi Drum fillet confit with sweet and sour Onion, Zucchini and Mint Cream


Filetto di Coda di Rospo con Bietole e Essenza di Pomodoro

Monkfish Fillet with Swiss Chard and Tomato Essence


Piccione su Tavolozza di Patate, Sedano Rapa

Scaloppa di Foie Gras spadellato e Salsa affumicata

Pigeon on Potato mille-feuille, Celeriac, Foie gras Scallop and Smoked Sauce


Carrè d’Agnello con Indivia all’Arancia, Taccole e Salsa all’Anice stellato

Loin of Lamb with Orange flowered Chicory, Snow Peas and Star Anice Sauce


Filetto di Manzo alla griglia con Patate Sauté, Spinaci e Salsa al Timo

Grilled Beef Fillet with Potato Sauté, Spinach and Thyme Sauce


Bistecca Fiorentina con Patate Sauté, Peperoni brasati

e Fagioli “Coco” di Loro Ciuffenna

 T-Bone Florentine Steak with Sauté Potatoes, Braised Peppers and “Coco” Beans


Per due Persone - For two People



Spuma di Ricotta con Miele di Tarasacco e Sorbetto all’Albicocca

Ricotta foam with Dandelion Honey and Apricot Sorbet


Mousse di Cioccolato fondente con Ganache di Cioccolato bianco e Menta

Dark Chocolate Mousse with white Chocolate and Mint Ganache


Crème Brulée al Cardamomo con Gelato alla Pesca

Cardamom Crème Brulée with Peach Ice Cream


 Semifreddo ai Lamponi con Brownies al Cioccolato e Salsa alla Limoncina

Raspberries Parfait with Chocolate Brownies and Lemon Verbena Sauce


  Crema di Limone con Frutti di Bosco e Sorbetto alla Fragola

Lemon Cream with Wild Berries and Strawberry Sorbet


Gelati / Ice-Creams

Cioccolato, Vaniglia e Pesca

Chocolate, Vanilla and Peach


Sorbetti / Sorbets

Limone, Fragola e Albicocca

Lemon, Strawberry and Apricot


Piccola Selezione di Formaggi Toscani con Pane e Mostarda alla Frutta

Small Selection of Tuscan Cheese with home-made Bread and Fruit Mustard




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