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Osteria Ristorante San Vivaldo

Via san vivaldo, 21/23, Montaione, Italy
0571.69264
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Ranked #7 of 23 Restaurants in Montaione
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a local we know and we weren't disappointed. Although service is very slow and the waitresses aren't the happiest, the proprietor was very happy, attentive and whistled throughout the evening! The food was great and authentic. We highly recommend the Tagliatelle with wild boar sauce.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is the second time we visited this region of Tuscany and 'Osteria' is a true gem . There is nothing pretentious about the place , offering excellent local cuisine, reasonable prices ,friendly atmosphere and normally packed with locals out dining. Andrea the owner is so welcoming and is known for whistling during service. We all had a number of... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My husband and I ate dinner here after a sunset ride with Shannon at La Fiaba stables one town away. It was the perfect ending to a fairytale day in the Tuscan countryside. My husband and I stuck out like a sore thumb in this cozy place filled local diners, but other than a little awkwardness with us using the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It was suggested by a Canadian couple who reside in a villa near San Vivaldo, to tour the Sacro Monte di San Vivaldo monastery and then lunch at Osteria Ristorante in the village. What a great tip! We thoroughly enjoyed the lively and friendly atmosphere, interesting and joyful decor, and particularly the owners' whistling abilities. It is the perfect place... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This restaurant has a great atmosphere where people draw on their place mats and the most imaginative ones adorn the walls. The staff are friendly and casually dressed which gives it a laid back feel. The portions are generous - we shared a starter and the meat dishes are very large but do save room for pudding - we had... More

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Belfort, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

No complaints here, the service was good and very friendly. The food was well cooked and ample. When we were there (end September) there were far more tourists than locals there. The dining room is a little primitive but this is a local, rustic sort of place, so that is OK. Parking is difficult.

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Suffolk, UK
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Good local food and great atmosphere - if you want a fine dining experience with silver service then look elsewhere - but you will get good home cooked food here and is well worth a visit. Suggest book in advance as gets very busy.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

1.You surely need to reserve in advance no matter what day of the week. 2. Skip lunch if you want to taste a range of the delicacies. 3. Portions are big so order carefully, share a couple of them. 4. Great starters- you can't go wrong with any of the selection. 5. Recommendation for main- Montaione beef stew is outstanding... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is a wonderful place. There were 9 of us and this was no challenge to them. the 7 adults had starters and then all 5 kids (some of the kids are adults!) had ice cream too. The bill was very reasonable. The food was stunning and the staff seemed to be delighted to have us there even though the... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The chapels nearby are really lovely, take the time to visit them before going to the restaurant. The owner is the chef, preparing daily from in season veg and meat. Lovely cheese antipasto with walnuts and honey. I was there when some hunters came to eat ( they may supply the wild boar) and I went to ask them if... More

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