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Il Fondaccio dai dottori

Via Fiorentina e s.s. 429 di Pestello, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Bromley
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A fantastic Pizzeria just 5 min walk out of town (towards San Donato). The Anti Pasto is fantastic as are the Pizza's (which you can watch being made). They also have an excellent non- pizza menu. It is always busy. The two managers Zimmie and his brother are excellent hosts and work their socks off. Il Dottore is usually there... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

This was the only place we visited twice during our two week holiday in the area. The location is great and the food is lovely. Specifically the antipasti buffet is worth a try. Personnel still has the "slightly arrogant" Italian attitude and serve you with style.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The setting for this restaraunt is perfect, we sat on the terrace and our kids had a good run around in the fabulous garden. We were greeted by who we assumed to be the owner, he was a larger than life friendly guy who got us a lovely table and made a nice fuss of our kids. I ordered the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Superb service and food. They recommended a really good local wine which did the trick too. Wish we didn't live so far away or we would treat ourselves here every special occasion. The "mine host" and his staff are real good.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

I sometimes think when people come to an extraordinary beautiful/scenic area, they leave their sense of reasoning at home and then write reviews that rate a totally average restaurant as one of the better ones in the area of Castellina... If you want a cheap pizza made with cheaper ingredients then this is your place... Nothing about this place is... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Tried to have lunch here but after 55 minutes with no food and no attention from staff except to take our initial order, we decided to leave. We could not get the attention of any staff members in all that time. I am not somebody who is difficult, refer to my other reviews in Castellina. Sorry Il Fondaccio dai dottori,... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had eaten here when previously in Castellina and all family members were happy to return. The restaurant offers a good variety of options including pasta, meat and pizza so everyone can be accommodated for. On the Saturday night we ate there the place was totally full and there were many large tables of locals enjoying the lovely evening outside.... More

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leftcoast
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This restaurant was a great find during our tour of Tuscany. We had dinner there one day after a long day of sightseeing; it was great to relax on their patio (dining outside was a common theme of our trip). We were practically the only ones there on a Wednesday night, and the staff was quite attentive. Their wood-fired pizzas... More

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed at the nearby Hotel Salivolpi and chose this restaurant because of its proximity but returned night after night because the food was amazing and plentiful and the service excellent, warm and friendly and also prompt. The pizzas and pasta were delicious, but we also loved the antipasto "bar" which varied from night to night but always included plenty... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This was such a brilliant find. It was just a short walk away from our B&B in castellina. The food was lovely and the service very friendly and helpful. We both opted for the dai Dottori menu which was 25 euro per person. This included a buffet of antipasti which was Devine, A first course of your choice, a pizza... More

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