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Il Merlo

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Piazza C. Minati 5, 56034 Casciana Terme, Casciana Terme Lari, Italy
+39 0587 644040
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6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
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Fri - Wed 6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but bit expensive

The waiter was really nice and speaks fantastic english! The food was good, but the side salad is totally overpriced, it costed 7€. All in all it's a very nice restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Andreas P
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb food, fantastic winelist and serviceminded waiter. Ravioli with truffel and ororange, the best ravioli ever!! Red wine Vicere from Gimonda, absolutely delicious!

Thank Sloht
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We always ate at Bene's in casciana terme. On finding it closed down last year we walked down the road and took a chance. I merlo is a wonderful find. The food outstanding, the staff top rate. Yes, you do have to wait sometimes but it's well worth it. The best food we had all holiday. Pricier than a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

There speak German, English, and naturally Italian. They have a delicious series of local Chianti wines and more pizza recipes than you can shake a stick at. Want rabbitt. ..got it Want beef...got it Want fish or shellfish...got it. The best part of being here is the customer service and family friendly environment.

Thank Jeff P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I know this is Italy and things take time, but the service here was snail like at times. The food and atmosphere are very good but the experience was spoiled by the time between courses and the lack of personal touch. The bill was a little high in comparison to other similar restaurants

Thank weydin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The waiter was really nice and speaks fantastic english! The food was good, but the side salad is totally overpriced, it costed 7€. All in all it's a very nice restaurant.

Thank Andreas P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very good food and fine service. Value for money. Have been there twice. Nice pizza and pasta dishes.

Thank Brian N
South coast
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Service was very slow and the food was bland, I actually got so bored eating my pizza that I couldn't finish it.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Best food we had in Tuscany and that's saying something! They were very helpful and even managed to accommodate a party of 20 outside within a matter of 15 minutes.........brilliant!

Thank Les N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A very small restaurant, lucky we were early! Very accommodating with my gluten intolerance. Very good with children. Great food, beautiful wine. Lovely service.

Thank sleepymummy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

There aren't too many options in town and this looked promising tucked away in a small square with seating equally distributed inside and out. Food was excellent and well worth the wait, but it was quite a wait. Wine choice is massive and you can just pick one of many bottles off the shelves around the restaurant. Our best meal... More 

Thank LondonChrispy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza C. Minati 5, 56034 Casciana Terme, Casciana Terme Lari, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Casciana Terme Lari  >  Casciana Terme
  • Phone Number: +39 0587 644040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 37
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children


Open Hours
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?