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osteria vecchia da nilo

Via Cherubini, 11, 53040 Cetona, Italy
0578 239040
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Ranked #3 of 10 Restaurants in Cetona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dunblane
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Washington, D.C.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Creative take on classic dishes. A menu where you want to try everything. Nice outdoor setting or inviting indoor room. Professional but friendly service. Good wine lists. A chef/owner Nilo can be proud of what he has created.

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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It seems a little odd to describe a restaurent in the main square as a great find. However from the outside this restaurent looks very ordinary. It is only when you see the menu you realise the treat in store. The pigeon was superb, the rabbit cooked to perfection. The waiting staff were attentive without being troublesome and Nilo's presence... More

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New Zealand
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172 reviews 172 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We didn't make a reservation & they were quite busy but we were made to feel very welcome & had a most enjoyable evening. The ambiance is great & the staff were all v pleasant . Our Waiter was charming. There was a very good selection of wines from France & Italy & the menu also had a good &... More

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Scotland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Arrived unbooked and warmly welcomed. Catered for 9 differing tastes with excellent food and service. Would certainly return.

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Broadbeach, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

In 2004 we had Christmas lunch at Osteria Vecchia. Despite speaking no Italian, and the staff speaking no English. Us not being able to read the fixed menu or know the prices we had the most memorable Christmas lunch of our lives at a ridiculously low price. Nine years later we are in Tuscany again for Christmas, so we decide... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We dined during the off season (mid November) in this lovely restaurant located off the piazza in Cetona, Italy, not far from Chiusi. There were seven in our party, and only one other table was occupied. The service was magnificent, and the food was even better. The first course dishes were prepared to perfection, and included grilled vegetables, pasta with... More

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Nilo has cooked in Cetona for decades, championing true southern rustic Tuscan cuisine in this little town with authenticity, honesty, and a great palate. Clean, well mannered, courteous, and delicious, yet unpretentious and simply elegant, his restaurant offers delicious food with moderate prices, always a trustworthy recommendation, and a pretty healthy wine list. Nilo owned and ran, with his son... More

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Tolland, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Wonderful location , looking at Piazza if you sit outside. Very welcoming hosts. Interesting menu with choices of "game."

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