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Ristorante Zaira

Via Arunte, 12 | Chiusi -Centro Storico -, 53043 Chiusi, Italy
+39 0578 20260
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Ranked #3 of 29 restaurants in Chiusi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We spent our last night in Tuscany at Ristorante Zaira. They were able to accommodate my friends GF requirement. I ordered the roasted chicken and was served a whole flattened chicken! All of us enjoyed the house wine, the appetizers, salad and meal. When we were finished they invited us down to the wine cellar. Truly magical. Then when we... More

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Helsinki, Finland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The restaurant's wine cellar is well worth a visit and an experience in itself. Starter and main course were very tasty. If we ever visit the region, so it will be sure to Dine in the restaurant.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My family, me and two other families went to this restaurant together. We shared entrees (which were a whole meal in themselves) and had our own mains. The entrees were incredible. We had a platter of different foods, including salami, prosciutto, salad, salmon, cheese, bread. It wasn't normal food that you would get, everything was filled with different flavours. My... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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1,097 reviews 1,097 reviews
725 restaurant reviews
352 helpful votes 352 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Was picking up a friend at train station in Chiusi and wanted to stop in to get a bite to eat and went by Trip Advisors recommendation. I felt that the menu was to extensive and should have been a sign that it might be a little to touristy or trying to cater to too many people. The misto of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Like with many reviewers, we were recommended this restaurant by our hotel as a local venue with great food and given the seal of approval by the locals. Unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. We were greeted by a searly waitress who just seemed inconvenienced by our arrival. The atmosphere was quite stilted, perhaps due to the many... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

My wife and I had a fantastic Sunday lunch at Zaira. When we arrived at 12:30 we were the only customers. The staff were very accommodating and helpful and the food was delicious. We both had pastas which were flavorful and very fresh. They even gave us a licorice apertif following the meal and the prices were very reasonable. Probably... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Two things we knew before, but were reinforced by this restauarant: When in a small Italian town ask the locals for the best place to eat, and drink the house wine. Chiusi, though it is a delightfully classic Tuscan town, does not lead the list of tourist haunts, so the eateries are tailored for local tastes. The food was wonderful... More

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Rancho Mirage, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I visited Ristorante Zaira a few years ago and enjoyed it so made a point to return on my recent trip to Tuscany. I was not disappointed. The décor is simple and refined. The service was friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was outstanding. This time I ordered a green pasta with mushrooms and a very good white cheese sauce,... More

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Kilkenny
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I was dining alone and made a phone reservation based on other reviews, but when I first entered the restaurant I though I had made a mistake, The restaurant was completely empty at 8.30 on a Friday evening. However, the waitress was very welcoming so I sat down. I needn't have worried, the room was soon buzzing with some Italian... More

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Italy
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We ate here on Easter Sunday so the place was busy but the friendly service never let us down, bringing good food and filling our glasses. The chef went around the tables offering second helpings of the main course and, with coffee left glasses and a bottle of grappa on the table. the food was traditional fare but all the... More

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