Traditional cuisine and relaxed atmosphere

Do you know a little place in Gambassi? Sure, Pinchiorba!

The Enoteca Pinchiorri is many kilometres away, but the Osteria Pinchiorba still stole its name, with that typical wry Tuscan spirit. And it did it with a play on words, crossing it with chiorba, a dialect term that means “hardheaded” in this area

So now we have Pin-chior-ba, a country osteria, a name that’s an entire agenda: relaxed atmosphere, few frills, little etiquette, and traditional cooking that has been revisited with flair by a young chef with a determined attitude and cutting quips

Her name is Irene; she’s 38 years old, started out waiting tables, and has spent the past ten years managing this spot, a typical trattoria, one of those little places you would recommend to a friend…do you know someplace to go eat in Gambassi? Of course, Pinchiorba!

Irene selects local, in-season products, and collaborates with farms such as Azienda Agricola Le Caprine – you have to try their spectacular goat cheeses – and Azienda Agricola San Cristoforo, where she gets her pasta made with ancient grains. She also proposes local cured meats, fruit preserves and locally made beers.

She sometimes surprises guests with fish, which makes it up to these hills when Irene gets tired of the same recipes and needs something new.
Her list of special dishes will make your mouth water: ravioli with goat cheese ricotta and saffron, gnudi, tongue carpaccio, braised cheek, fried anchovies and sirloin.

Don’t be in a rush: Irene manages the entire kitchen by herself, so you might have to wait a few minutes longer sometimes, but every dish is truly worth the wait.

Pinchiorba - la tavola


  • Accepts reservations
  • Outdoor tables
  • Room staff
  • High chairs available


  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Pizza
  • Vegetarian


  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • After midnight


Via del Teatro, 23 - 50050 Gambassi Terme (FI)