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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent pasta, great hospitality

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Best meal during our holiday in Val d'Orcia. This one stands out from the crowd and leaves all the other (very moderate) restaurants far behind. Had the homemade carbonara with asperges. Fresh and very tasteful dish. I do recommend this place.

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Cetona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had first plates only and enjoyed the food quite a bit. Service and atmosphere were good, host was welcoming!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

With several recognition stickers at the door, that they trutly deserved! We stop for a great lunch and service. Reasonably priced. Pasta was very good, also the lamb chops and the veal, both served with mashed potatoes...included! No extra for contorno! Proper service. Good value. Highly recommended! The outside terrace was full for lunch on a Wednesday....

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Shared a great meal during my family vacation paired with local exceptional wines. The owner cook uses local fresh ingredients and hires local farm women as help so the food is authentic Tiuscan. Try the fettucine made with anatra sauce!

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Tiverton, RI
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The restaurant is tastefully decorated and done with care an attention. The food is also also prepared and presented with pride, care, and skill. We have eaten there twice in October and December and both meals were well prepared, everything done in house, and excellent. Make sure to see what is special that evening. Service was attentive. Coming back in... More 

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byron bay
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There is nothing not to like about Nilo's restaurant. The food is very good, the service attentive and competent and the ambience pleasant. The main competitor in town, Merlo, is a little classier but both are excellent restaurants and excellent value.

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Bern, Switzerland
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

we had just done a wine tasting when we were suggested to go to the restaurant where he delivers his "vino de la casa" or house wine. we ordered several dishes and everything was great. there are some specialties that you might not fine elsewhere. too bad they did not have the Vinsanto desert. Friendly service and try the house... More 

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Dunblane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

no fuss elegant service, try the pici aglione, melanzane appetizer, and their own Chianti- brilliant

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A really good meal, very attentive staff. The menu will please everyone. Yes we will come back again.

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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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