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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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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Austin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

During our stay in Castellina in Chianti, our Italian friends took us to this pizzeria. We were determined to have some authentic Italian pizza and this was by far better than any pizza in the states. The ambience and food were excellent. I loved that you could see them making the pizza. Great value also. Enjoyed going to this casual... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Spent the afternoon shopping and visiting Castellina in Chianti. Found this little Gem of a restaurant that was just closing, but they accommodated us and we had the best pizza ! Nice wait staff/management... you can watch them make the pizzas right there in the glass kitchen in front of the dining room... We were used to other restaurants and... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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101 reviews 101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Huge pizzas that didn't taste much, canned mushrooms... And the whole interior felt old and dirty. The pasta was just plain, the pizza not much to brag about. I really don't agree with the other reviewers on this, sorry. The staff seemed stressed and never even managed to smile. Sad to end our trip in Chianti like this.

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This restaurant was walking distance from where we stayed. The menu was inviting and offered variety. The pizza was the best! We visited this restaurant several times because it was so good. Excellent service and atmosphere!

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