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Il Merlo Restaurante

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Italian, Gluten Free, Pizza, Vegetarian
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Piazza C. Minati 5, 56035 Casciana Terme, Casciana Terme Lari, Italy
+39 0587 644040
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Fri - Wed 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Local Italian Dining

My sixth visit to Casciana Terme over the last six years and I always come back to Il Merlo. The wide selection of local Italian foods, the friendly service and warm atmosphere make this a great dining experience. There are two different menu books so ensure you look at both and ask for any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
gatoreed
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My sixth visit to Casciana Terme over the last six years and I always come back to Il Merlo. The wide selection of local Italian foods, the friendly service and warm atmosphere make this a great dining experience. There are two different menu books so ensure you look at both and ask for any seasonal specials. The Pizzas and local... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank Sloht
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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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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Thank ANNERAMSEY
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank Jeff P
UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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

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Thank weydin
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Andreas P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

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

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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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5 Thank tuckerjenkins
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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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!

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Thank Les N
Gloucestershire
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza C. Minati 5, 56035 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 - 39
  • Cuisine: Italian, Gluten Free, Pizza, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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