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Via Castellana, 7, 56030 Orciatico, Italy
0587 641082
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent little restaurant

The restaurant is situated up a slight hill, giving you a nice view over the village. We ate here twice while in Tuscany, the service was attentive & swift (even when the restaurant was short staffed). The menu is limited, as you get served what they have prepared however the Tourist menu for €20... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2014
Edward L
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York, United Kingdom
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were looking forward to eating here as many reviews suggested we would get local cuisine, not a lot of choice but based on what was in that day. The antipasta was good - reasonable portion and tasty. The pasta was also reasonable but fairly bland choices - tomato (can't remember the other) but no hare or wild boar. The... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The restaurant is situated up a slight hill, giving you a nice view over the village. We ate here twice while in Tuscany, the service was attentive & swift (even when the restaurant was short staffed). The menu is limited, as you get served what they have prepared however the Tourist menu for €20 is excellent value. You get Antipasti,... More 

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Mariano Comense, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The small dining room has a real Food Trough for cattle dating back probably 200 years at least which is where the resturant get's it's provocative name "la Mangiatoia" but that is the only special feature a visitor finds here. The service is basic to say the least with no proper menu nor detailed explanation by the man of the... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
422 helpful votes 422 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We dined here twice and both times were impressed by chef and staff which were welcoming and professional at all times to us. Food is limited as they do one menu but at least the quality does not suffer for this and was the same both nights we visited. They do not speak a lot of English but we managed... More 

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Surlingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

La Mangiatoia fits in perfectly with the village of Orciatico. You feel that it might not exist without the tourist trade but visit it and it gives a perfect taste of Italy. The choice is limited to what is on the set menu (excellent value at twenty euros) but is cooked fresh and to order. However, that said we revisited... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

In this very picturesque Italian village, La Mangiatoia was the cherry on the cake. It's a family-run restaurant (the son who waited on us the 4 times we went called through to mama) and even looks stereotypically Italian. The food is simple but very well prepared and is actually the best food me and my parents have ever eaten out.... More 

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Genk, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was great to have dinner in an old cattleshed which was accurately renovated respecting its century-old structures. I retain a pleasant recollection of the resturant "La Mangiatoia", where I was several times during my week-long stay in Orciatico. This resturant is run by a pleasant family and the service, though informal, is attendive and cordial. The choise is not... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have spent two weeks in this sweet little village in Tuscany, and it was a delightful experience and everyone was so nice. This is why "La mangiatoia", where we (film and cast crew) were eating every day, cannot get away with their bad behaviour. The food is average, sometimes too salty, often overcooked, the wine is cheap supermarket booze... More 

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London
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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Orciatico is a very small sleepy little village about 20 minutes from Volterra, but this little restaurant was worth going for. Family run, honest Tuscan food at really reasonable prices. Lovely little courtyard/balcony outside. Our first night in Tuscany and one of the most enjoyable

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We went once and are planning on going back several times. Everything was delicious If you're within 30min it my be worth the trip.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Castellana, 7, 56030 Orciatico, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Orciatico
  • Phone Number: 0587 641082

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  • Cuisine: Italian

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