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Il Grillo e Buoncantore

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Piazza XX Settembre, 10, Chiusi, Italy
0578 20112
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 44
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good choice

We wandered Chiusi looking for a place for dinner and arrived at Grillo Buoncantore. Pleased that we found it. Very friendly service and the choice of pizzas is large, and reasonable, and the house wine is quite good. We were in the small front room but there also seems to be much more seating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Chris S
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Toronto, Canada
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Rome, Italy
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I have only been here once so take it with a grain of salt but I didn't find this place as overwhelming as many have written here. Everything they brought was fine, even good, but somehow not spectacular. My pasta with broccoli and sausages was really very good but very salty, a little too much for it not to be... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We wandered Chiusi looking for a place for dinner and arrived at Grillo Buoncantore. Pleased that we found it. Very friendly service and the choice of pizzas is large, and reasonable, and the house wine is quite good. We were in the small front room but there also seems to be much more seating hidden way so don't be concerned... More 

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Thank Chris S
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food in this restaurant is unlikely to disappoint. The young chef is part of the "slow food" movement and the resulting meat is deliciously tender and perfectly prepared. Plenty of interesting taste combinations. The restaurant itself is very traditional, and the tables outside looked onto a pretty piazza. I was with my family and we visited this restaurant on... More 

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paris
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149 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This restaurant is very closely tied to the Slowfood movement which means they use local artisanal products, and the owner can talk for ages about where all their ingredients come from and how they are grown or produced. We ate an amazing array of starters, pastas made from all sorts of grains, and meats ranging from rabbit to local Chianina... More 

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Italy
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Small restaurant right in the old part of Chiusi..nice outdoor seating in the warm weather as well. Food was nicely presented..good wine as well.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We came here for lunch after visiting the Etruscan underground sights as its conveniently located near the museum. They were very friendly, and we got some prosecco and fresh bread with olive oil as soon as we went in (apple juice for the kids). The antipasti for 2 was spectacular (see picture). The menu is quite varied, and has a... More 

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Fredericksburg, TX
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The chef/waiter's halting English and our poor Italian made for an interesting game of understanding. A fun evening trying dishes we'd never tasted which turned out to be delicious. Worth the adventurous effort.

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food and service was great. You can tell that they use good quality local ingredients which is exactly what we look for when traveling. We thought they had misunderstood us when we asked to share the local meat and cheese platter appetizer because when it arrived it was very plentiful but when the bill arrived we indeed were only... More 

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Wildberg, GE
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My family and I were visiting Chiusi for the afternoon and stopped in at this lovely little restaurant. It is conveniently located near the city museum and sits on the pretty little square. Our visit was in early April so we sat inside. This appeared to be the only option at this time of year. It was about 1:30 when... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I chose Il Gillo after walking the historic center of Chiusi and looking at many menus. The gentleman setting up tables was kind enough to acknowledge me and tell me they would be serving in about an hour. I returned and am so glad I did. I basically asked for him to choose the meal for me. I began with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza XX Settembre, 10, Chiusi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Chiusi
  • Phone Number: 0578 20112

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

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