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Ristorante Zaira

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Via Arunte, 12 | Chiusi -Centro Storico -, 53043, Chiusi, Italy
+39 0578 20260
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 201
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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, courteous service and a neat wine cellar

We had a large group and no one was disappointed. The food was good, and when one friend was unhappy with his meal, it was graciously replaced. The owner allowed us into a unique wine cellar housing his personal collection of fine wines. Truly worth a stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
brianmanuelginsburg
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Kinnelon
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Kinnelon
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We had a large group and no one was disappointed. The food was good, and when one friend was unhappy with his meal, it was graciously replaced. The owner allowed us into a unique wine cellar housing his personal collection of fine wines. Truly worth a stop.

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traveler in europe
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

appetizers, excellent pasta-go for the pesto lasagna-just like my mother's/ bistecca was too tough and grisly. Dolci good.

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Thank paultheman
Stockholm, Sweden
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69 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Clearly the most upscale restaurant in Chiusi, but only a fraction more expensive than the rest. We ordered local food, and it is the owner, Fabio, who cooks, and his daughter who waits on you (the name Zaira comes from Fabio's grandmother). The food is very well prepared and tasty (not rich at all) and the wine list impressive and... More 

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Thank Olle W
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

The food was authentic and tasty. The service was attentive and not rushed. We really enjoyed our lunch in a large group of 12 (6 adults 6 children) The owner allowed us to visit the wine cellar later on. It is amazing. Please do ask him if you get a chance.

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Thank VS_trader
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The first time we came here we were the only customers the entire time. We all were all very pleased with our orders and I had the best meat dish I have ever had in an restorant - the Tagliate di Manzo in a vinegar/olive oil with rosemary and peppercorns. Delicious. We came back a week later, and that time... More 

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Thank Björgvin J
Austin, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Truly an experience. The food was typical of the area; local ingredients, very fresh, flavors well balanced, and done in a way that would put any upscale Italian Restaurant in the States to shame. After dinner, YOU HAVE TO ASK, to see the Etruscan tunnels, or you may not even realize the incredible experience that lies just beneath you.

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Thank Catherine C
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Very friendly, pleasant service. Good menu and reasonable prices. A quiet Friday in March and therefore a bit lacking in atmosphere but I suspect evenings are much busier.

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Thank Marie M
Vancouver
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant wasn't our first choice, but we were so happy to end up here. VERY reasonable priced, for 44 Euro we had: - 2 large beer + 1/2 L house wine - 2 plates of the best pasta we had in Italy (truffled gnocchi and creamy artichoke pecorino ravioli - a very small but very tasty souffle (sfogat..?) -... More 

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Rome, Italy
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were in front of this restaurant asking for information about it to a colleague who had dinner here several times in the past - it happened that the former cook (and wife of the previous owner as well as mother of the present owner) was passing by and very politely popped in our conversation. In NO time we were... More 

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Thank romanfoodie
Orlando, Florida
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Comfortable setting, very nice menu and the food was extremely well prepared. Service was friendly. Be sure to ask to see the wine cellar; they are happy to oblige.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Arunte, 12 | Chiusi -Centro Storico -, 53043, Chiusi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Chiusi
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 20260

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 34
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?