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Restaurant • Fine Dining

Ristorante Mater

Ristorante Mater

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.

Ristorante Mater

Moggiona, Italy
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Filippo Baroni

Filippo Baroni
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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.

Locally-Sourced Ingredients

Simple, Creative Dishes

Unique Setting

BREATHE: The fresh air which tastes of forest, millennial work of the Monks, suspended time and flavours to be discovered

Ristorante Mater

Using nature as the main source ingredients for all dishes served at Mater, Filippo Baroni has created a unique way of turning the simplest ingredients into something special. With the stunning Casentinesi Forests National Park as a backdrop, stepping into Mater is like stepping into another world that is in complete harmony with its surroundings.

Mater's cuisine

The cuisine at Mater takes its inspiration from the surrounding nature to create dishes that taste earthy, straight from the forest and that is entirely linked to the seasonality of the ingredients. Focusing on a style of cooking passed down by the monks that once resided in these forests, game, wild herbs and woody scents take centre stage in all of the dishes and a narrative of progression and a work in progress can be felt throughout the whole menu. Local Italian dishes have been given a forest makeover with dishes such as Risotto with olive oil and snails, wild fennel and lemon or the spelt pappardelle stuffed with pigeon, zolfini beans Cream, catmint and livers. The dishes feel foraged yet are presented in a fine-dining, almost avant-garde way that is a treat to both the eyes and the palette.

Mater’s Ambiance

Stepping into Mater, it is easy to feel that you are still in the ancient forest that surrounds it. Pull up a chair on the terrace and breathe in the fresh, woody scents of the surrounding pine, fir and oak trees while admiring Count Guidi Castle. The interior boasts large windows to allow the room to breathe while the furniture feels welcoming, comforting and homely and extra warm thanks to the open kitchen and large fireplace.

TASTE: Nature as our main ingredient in every season: following the ancient tradition, from the wild herbs to the local products

Hotel Borgo | Tre Baroni

The hotel Borgo I Tre Baroni is surrounded by the green of the Casentino Forest National Park in the Casentino valley away from the traffic of everyday life. Build from Baroni's Family it has 18 rooms some of them has a Spa inside. A stone's throw from the thousand-year-old Camaldoli, Poppi and Chiusi della Verna our Casentino is a land that has a lot to offer. Green Spaces and superhuman silences, and very deep quiet

RESTORE: Doing a journey into taste through time, in a religious atmosphere, surrounded by the forest’s whisper and its amazing colours



Ristorante Mater Via di Camaldoli 52 52014 Moggiona Italy


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Opening times

Monday 19:30 - 22:00
Thursday 19:30 - 22:00
Friday 19:30 - 22:00
Saturday 19:30 - 22:00
Sunday 12:30 - 14:00 19:00 - 22:00

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