We wish to report this restaurant, because supposedly it’s one of the oldest in Arezzo, where time seems to have stopped 60 years ago: for four generations Antica Osteria l’Agania have been cooking for its guests, thanks to the traditional homemade cuisine that every day gives joy to the palate of tourists and people from Arezzo. After four generations, the restaurant, with its walls covered with wood and the ancient bottles of wine covered with dust on the shelves, is still untouched and for sure, the culinary tradition stays the same.
Antica Osteria l’Agania is placed in the historic center of Arezzo, amongst the Basilica of San Francesco, Santa Maria della Pieve, the Cathedral of Arezzo, Corso Italia and Piazza Grande, made popular by Vasari.
Guests can enjoy mushrooms and truffles from the Tuscan hills, steak and fillet from Val di Chiana, pork and fowl from the Arezzo area, strictly homemade cakes, whose recipes are top secret, up to the point that if the owner is out of Arezzo, she prepares the cakes before leaving, rather than revealing the ingredients to the staff.
Here are some examples of what you could eat, if you go to Antica Osteria l’Agania:
Affettati Misti Locali
Pecorino del Casentino
Pappardelle con Funghi
Pici al Ragu’ di Cinghiale
Tagliolini al Ragu’ di Coniglio
Gnocchi al Ragu’ di Anatra
Anatra in Forno
Coniglio in Porchetta
Stinco di Prosciutto di Maiale
Arista in Forno
Salssiccia di maiale
Bistecca alla Fiorentina
We advise you that, if you are a nouvelle cousine lover and you like only soft and delicate flavors, this is not the place for you: flavors here are quite strong, but definitely true, because they represent the real culinary tradition of the Arezzo area, of Val Tiberina and Valdarno, an area rich of wild animals, whose meat is characterized by stronger flavors.
The wine selection is very good at Antica Osteria l’Agania: ask for the wine list and just choose what you prefer, amongst the list of Tuscan specialties.