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la frateria di padre eligio

Convento St. Francesco, Cetona, Italy
+39 0578238015
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Ranked #6 of 7 restaurants in Cetona
Cuisines: Italian
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95% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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119 reviews 119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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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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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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