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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, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    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:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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!

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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.

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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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Visiting Casciana Terme and ate here two nights in a row. The cozy atmosphere, good and friendly service and delicious food have brought us back year after year. I recommend the calamari dish and the local soups. The pizzas are also delicious. There are two different menu books so ensure you look at both and ask for any seasonal specials.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had not realised that when we decided to try the outside restaurant just across the street from where we had sat indoors the previous day eating really good pizza that Il Merlo was in fact one and the same. It was buzzing and on spotting a couple from our hotel at one of the tables we were gratified to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Four of us ate here twice during our week in Casciana Terme. We would have eaten a third evening, but returned from our day's travels very late that night and therefore missed out. The 2 gentlemen running Il Merlo are both friendly and amusing. The restaurant is small and homely and always full, with heads popping around the door hoping... More 

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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 17 to 39
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
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?