For a young chef, Filippo Baroni has certainly achieved a lot and his work has become well known in the Tuscan region and further afield. Born in 1982, Filippo attended catering school in Chianciano Terme before opening the “I Tre Baroni” project of hotels and restaurants with his two brothers. Once these were up and running he achieved his dream in 2017 of opening Mater, alongside his wife, Marta Bidi. Due to Mater’s location in the heart of the Casentinesi Forests National Park, Filippo focused on researching and understanding the land that surrounded him and the ingredients that were readily available. The Tuscan countryside provided many of the ingredients he needed to produce traditional Italian flavours right up to modern Nordic dishes and this has been his focus ever since - local produce and simple flavours fed by the surrounding forest.
“Sitting at the nine tables of the restaurant feels like bathing in the National Park of the Casentino forests. In total harmony with the quiet of nature.”
Ristorante MaterMoggiona, Italy
Nature. This is what is at the heart of everything that Mater does, it is its ethos and its lifeblood. Located right in the heart of the Casentinesi Forests National Park, the scents and views of the forest influence everything from the decor to the cuisine created by Chef Filippo Baroni, really making you feel that you are dining in the middle of this slice of Tuscan nature.
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