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la frateria di padre eligio

Convento St. Francesco, Cetona, Italy
+39 0578238015
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

There is nothing not to like about dining at La Frateria. The entire experience, from the drive there, the grounds, the tour , the interior design and decor, the service and of course the food come together to make to make, dining at La Frateria one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. . .

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

You won't forget this eating adventure. The food was great, but the total experience was worth the price/trouble to drive here. The host met us at the door, and showed us the church, the fresco, the wine cellar, and explained the history of the convent. Moreover, I felt that this restaurant had a soul: the food was fresh and adventuresome.... More

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Santa Barbara, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

If you are warned and prepared to spend 90 euros per person, before wine, for lunch, you can enjoy the beautiful and unusual ambience of this restaurant. There is no mention of the prix fixe menu and its price on the website, and after I was seated and given an unpriced menu, I inquired and was told "there are no... More

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Portland, Oregon
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120 reviews 120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Known locally as Mondo X, this is an exceptionally fine and elegant gourmet restaurant housed in the original dungeon of an old monastery built by St Francis. Nothing has been spared in the renovation of this property. It also has rooms, but we did not stay there. A portion of the property is occupied by about 40 young people struggling... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

After booking based on a recommendation we were a little concerned that there were no prices on the restaurant website.... The philosophy sounded nice though, the restaurant is within a monastery which takes in and rehabilitates recovering addicts. They grow, cook and serve all of their own produce. We arrived to a formal welcome and were led through a beautiful... More

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2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

This restaurant is part of a beautifully restored 14th-c monastery, which offers five elegant rooms and a refined six-course dinner, also a beautiful breakfast based on their own honey and jams. Outdoors, there's a lovely, geometrically laid-out vegetable garden, lots of flowers, and a wooded wild garden in which we found wild orchids in late May; indoors, two lovely courtyards.... More

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