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Osteria Vecchia da Nilo

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Via Cherubini, 11, 53040 Cetona, Italy
0578 239040
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I had a great time!

This is the kind of food and service I would expect from an Italian restaurant in Tuscany. My friends took me there and it was clear that this was a great place from the beginning. No frills. I saw a big russian family tasting wine and local food (and taking notes) and a small italian family on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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new york
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is the kind of food and service I would expect from an Italian restaurant in Tuscany. My friends took me there and it was clear that this was a great place from the beginning. No frills. I saw a big russian family tasting wine and local food (and taking notes) and a small italian family on the other side... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went here on two occasions and loved it. Great atmosphere (around the front), amazingly good gelato and lovely main meals. The service was second to none as they knew we would have to wait a little while before our main meal came out as they were very busy however they brought complimentary bruschetta which was 'bellissimo'!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Matriciana-style, standard restaurant cooking. Usually over-salted. Chicken somehow always tastes as if it had been kept in the hot plate for a couple of days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Spending a week in Cetona recently we kept going back to Nilo's, unable to resist trying everything on the menu we'd wanted to order the time before, and nothing disappointed (the beef carpaccio was particularly good and made the cut twice)! The staff were also very friendly and helpful, making some great wine recommendations to suit the meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited same restaurant both for lunch as diner, both were oustanding, typical local cuisine at its best, also the wines were superb at reasonable price

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After nearly two years another review because we wish to congratulate Nilo and his son Cristiano for the very enjoyable restaurant they run on main square in Cetona. Outdoor terrace is a must during late spring and summer, but dining room is also elegant and charming. Tuscan menu is always done at perfection. Traditional pici all'aglione, home made pasta with... More 

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Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Fantastic food and place one of the best steaks I have ever had will be going again that's for sure cannot fault it at all great food ,great place ,great service what more can yo ask

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We came to osteria vecchia da nilo the week of 16 May 2015 while we were in Cetona for our wedding with family. After our first visit here, we couldn't stop talking about how wonderful everything was all week, and we had to go back in our last night in town! We had a group of 13, with gluten and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stopped to have a look round the town, attracted by the market in Piazza Garibaldi, and popped into the restaurant for a light one-course lunch. Service was good, food and wine delicious and reasonable value. Can't say fairer than that!

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

For lunch my wife and I visited Cetona, a very nice and authentic town. We experienced lunch at Da Nilo, so much better than the restaurants in Montepulciano!! Upon our arrival all tables were full. We had to wait 10 minutes, but were seated for the time being and got prosecco to spend the time. Super! When we got our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Cherubini, 11, 53040 Cetona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Cetona
  • Phone Number: 0578 239040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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