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osteria vecchia da nilo

Via Cherubini, 11, 53040 Cetona, Italy
0578 239040
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Ranked #4 of 8 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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New Zealand
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168 reviews 168 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Hertfordshire
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

What a superb way to spend an evening : drinks on the terrace (served with an amazing dish of canapes ! ) , which overlooks Cetona's main square - followed by a great meal.Staff were ever so helpful & explained the variety of dishes, as our knowledge of Italian is poor.Portion sizes are huge - only 1 adverse comment -... More

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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We enjoyed this restaurant twice during our stay in Cetona. Good service and good food in a great [quite smart but very relaxed] setting at head of the square. My son had a particular good steak tartare and their version of the local picci pasta with tomatoes and garlic was also notably good as was the gnocchi and sage.

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Vaduz
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Since March 2013 Nilo's restaurant had a new location in Cetona, at top end of main square Piazza Garibaldi. An outdoor terrace very well mantained has been a great addition. Indoor dining rooms are simply cosy and elegant. Service is oustanding and Cristiano (Nilo's son) with Silvia and Sadia and Irina are always ready to satisfy your wishes. Menu is... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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1,169 reviews 1,169 reviews
781 restaurant reviews
381 helpful votes 381 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

After traveling in Tuscany for many years and living in Umbria, this restaurant is good but can not live up to the top tiered restaurants in Tuscana. The service was very good, along with the wine selection. The food was average. The gnocchi special was typical and flavor thin along with meat sauce. The veal was bland along with the... More

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