When you go on holiday you don’t only want to see beautiful things, you also want to eat them. I mean, there is no point travelling to Japan if you don’t like raw fish, is there? (actually there is, but more on that later!) So I started thinking: where did I have the best steak? Where did I have the most legendary and succulent piece of meat ever? I guess it was in Tuscany. To be more specific: in the Osteria Acquacheta in Montepulciano. In Italian the word ‘osteria’ means an informal kind of restaurant where you can find simple service but great food. And that’s exactly what this place is: no nonsense, nothing fancy and a ‘shut up and eat’-mentality. I. LOVE. IT.
One of the main attractions of the Osteria Acquacheta, besides the in-cre-di-ble meat and the awesome nineties sign on the outside of the building, is owner Giulio Ciolfi, with his long, gray ponytail, two leather belts slung on his hips and a machete-like knife in his hands. This character doesn’t allow you to take your steak well done, which officially makes him our hero. He serves his meat rare, two inch thick, with only olive oil, salt and pepper sprinkled on top. Of course you can also order some amazing side dishes, but you will forget about those once you’ve tasted you steak.
If you’re ever in the area, go to Osteria Acquacheta, but be sure to make a reservation, since this place is the favorite steakhouse of many locals and tourists. The place is on Facebook as well and that’s where we founds these pictures.