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P. Zza Minati | 5, 56034 Casciana Terme, Italy
+39 0587 644040
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Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Fri - Wed 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious Evening Meals

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
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Stuttgart, Germany
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Stuttgart, Germany
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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wiltshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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England
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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Helsinki, Finland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

For some reason the most cited restaurant was closed in Casciana. We chose Il Merlo as did most that evening. Il Merlo served good pizzeria-trattoria type food. Service was friendly and menu was translated in really many European languages.Il Merlo was good.

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Helens Bay, null, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Little pizzarente which serves crisp tasty pizzas at a very affordable price. Good house wine in carafe.

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We used to love il Merlo and have been there several times in the last years. But this summer our experience at il Merlo has been very disappointing. We have been there twice in a week and had terrible service (dishes arriving at different times for each of us and after a long time), average quality food and very small... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

had dinner as part of Andrea Bocelli Teatro del Silenzio package, owner is a character, enjoys talking wines - 150 bottles on wine list - he knows wines. excellent quality. had dinner a few nights later with regular menu, again - awesome and memorable evening. highly recommend this restaurant

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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Great food, had the baked ravioli stuffed with ricotta and spinach covered in a creamy tomato sauce, my partner had a grilled steak which was so tender it melted in your mouth, the pizza margherita was incredible. House wine was pretty good!! Service was excellent! They offer an English menu. Highly recommended!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here on Monday 8th July. Food was really excellent and everyone cleared their plates, even my fussy 12 year old!

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Touffailles, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

great little restaurant, wonderful garlic and oil with bread for starters then 4 good pizzas. arrived quickly as we were in a rush. could have been cooked a little more - but still delicious

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 49
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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