The perfect place on the road between Punta Ala and Scarlino where you can sample the flavours of the Maremma. The Baracchino di Rodano serves delicious genuine dishes of “slow” or even “fast” food, but the quality is always top-notch.

  • Cuisine: Tuscan countryside tradition
  • Products: cold cuts, cheeses, local vegetable in oil
  • Price range: €15 – €25
  • Opening times: open every day from 8:30am to 8pm
  • Atmosphere: wholesome

Hard to miss. On the road from Punta Ala to Scarlino, between signposts and gaudy flowers, sits the Baracchino di Rodano, a culinary pitstop for many new and old visitors to the Maremma, some of whom have been faithful customers for at least thirty years.

I taglieri

I taglieri

Light-years from the promises of designer furnishings and inviting menus, here everything is authentic and genuine. The shelves are lined with typical products from the area, largely from the family’s farm or coming from local manufacturers.

They have a vast range of cold cuts and cheeses. The selection of fennel, cabbage, courgettes and beans in oil or vinegar are another product added to enrich the mixed platters. All you need is a glass (or two) of wine and it’s done. The more demanding stomachs can be satisfied with a grand finale of ricotta cheese tart – their speciality

La torta di ricotta

La torta di ricotta

The Baracchino di Rodano emanates a family atmosphere: that of the family who created it, that of the people who work here and the customers themselves.

The story starts with Signor Vilio, a farmer with 460 peach trees and a few cows. He sold peaches and milk, travelling round the local towns on his motorbike. But then he made a decision: “I will open a Baracchino, that way the customers will come to me”. From that moment on the farm expanded and increased the variety of the products cultivated in the fields surrounding the Baracchino.

Formaggi locali

Formaggi locali

The family’s tradition was carried on by Vilio’s son and daughter-in-law, Marzia. If you decide to try out the Baracchino, you will probably find her welcoming you, joking and sharing stories with her very loyal clients, some of whom return years later to catch up, to eat, to see their photo in the photo album that is the pride and joy of Marzia and her colleagues.

That’s right, because often there is a photo opportunity with customers that ends up printed in the “family album” of the Baracchino di Rodano.

Agriristoro il Baracchino di Rodano .

Opening times: every day from 8:30am – 8pm

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