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La Tana dei Brilli

Italian, Pasta
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Vicolo del Ciambellano 4, 58024 Massa Marittima, Italy (Formerly La Tana del Brillo Parlante)
+39 0566 901274
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 207
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent experience. Strongly suggested.

The restaurant is very small, but the atmosphere is really amazing. Reservation for dinner is needed. The dishes are peculiar, and everything we had was simply impressively tasty. As a dessert, I had cantucci and vin santo: the best I have ever had. Definitely a place worth trying.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
darkfallen
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The restaurant is very small, but the atmosphere is really amazing. Reservation for dinner is needed. The dishes are peculiar, and everything we had was simply impressively tasty. As a dessert, I had cantucci and vin santo: the best I have ever had. Definitely a place worth trying.

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Waalre, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had lunch in this beatifull small place around the corner from the central square. Service was good, food was excellent ( real italian! ), and I cannot conclude otherwise: it deserves it's high ranking on ta, and I would recommend it anytime.

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Montepulciano, Italy
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We discovered this cosy restaurant on July 12th by chance. It is nestled in the heart of the town, it proposes an original menù with traditional recipes, high quality ingredients and Slow Food products. As an example, you may taste the Testaroli from Pontremoli or excellent home made noodle with local mold cheese from small scale producers. We appreciated very... More 

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Ireland
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had a great pasta lunch here and decided to return for an evening meal a few nights later. The service for lunch had been super friendly but a little less so for the dinner. The food was good but we've had better on the trip.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This lovely, tiny restaurant serves excellent (slow) food, with emphasis on local ingredients. The kind of places where you are just feeling great. Lovely service & good value for money too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We picked this place purely based on the location and its charm. Very inventive and delicious slow-food; highly recommended! We sat at one of the tiny tables outside, located in a tiny but beautiful alley - felt like a scene from a movie. Locals strolled by - even one guy (hunter) with his rifle, hound dog and a pheasant stuffed... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were passing through Massa Marittima and I knew from my Osteria Slow Food guide La Tana dei Brilli was recommended.So we were delighted to walk into a small alley off the main square and discover this tiny place.It has to be true that it's the smallest osteria in the guide,they propably can only manage 16 customers at a time.We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Lovely slow cooked main dishes with a true tuscan feel. Very small place and no one speaks english so be prepared! They only take cash too.

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Hamburg, Germany
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nice tiny restaurant in the heart of the city! Thus not on the main square were you find many tourist fellows but just a few more steps in a narrow cozy path. Indications for Slow Food dishes and good value for money.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

When you arrive in Massa Marittima you immediately go back in time as you walk into Piazza Garibaldi, described in the Rough Guide as an exquisite example of Tuscan town planning, with the thirteenth century duomo set on broad steps at a dramatically oblique angle to the square. While probably accurate such words do little to convey the timeless feeling... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vicolo del Ciambellano 4, 58024 Massa Marittima, Italy (Formerly La Tana del Brillo Parlante)
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Grosseto  >  Massa Marittima
  • Phone Number: +39 0566 901274

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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