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All 18 Casole d'Elsa Restaurants

Il Colombaio di Mariva Benucci

Loc. Colombaio, 53031 Casole d'Elsa, Italy
+390577948453
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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singapore
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167 reviews 167 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Truthfully, we should have discovered this gem sooner - the ambience, the food and the wine all work together to produce a deeply satisfying dinner in the small hilltown (paesa) of Casole d'Elsa. The four of us had the Il Colombaio degustazione menu for 55 euros each. Compared to many world class city restaurants, this is 40% less expensive and... More 

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Holmdel, New Jersey
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This place has a high rating, but also has the pricing to go with it. It is very similar to a high end NYC restaurant, with presentation being more important than value. If you are into the sommelier tasting your $150 euro bottle of wine to tell you it's good, then be my guest. Food was very good, service was... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

What constitutes excellence? Others could take lessons from this warm inviting country chic atmosphere. You are greeted warmly, the menu is presented and discussed and the owner and staff engage you as long lost friends even if this is your first visit. The tasting menus were excellent and even if you have food concerns (gluten) they adapt to any need.... More 

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Erding, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Found it 15 years ago in the Gambero Rosso and go back there year after year. It is not that easy any more for me to find things on the menu as I turned vegetarian 7 years ago, plus I stopped drinking any alcohol back then, but I can still say that their wine cellar is one of the best... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wonderful meal chez Il Colombaio. We got the 80 eur menu that, from the beginning to the end, was very good, namely the "fiori di zucchini", the fresh pasta with lobster, the cold and hot foie gras, the pigeon and the dessert. Although the restaurant is very well situated, it has no view and the decoration is not "high standard"... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Enjoyed a fabulous meal last night. From the moment we arrived we were treated with impeccable service; warm and gracious and charming. The food and wine were out of this world. In all of our travels in Italy this meal stands above all others. Very sophisticated menu. On the expensive side, but worth it. A fantastic find, and we look... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We tried the tasting menu. The food was very different, interesting and good. The service was good. Pity the place was empty as made the atmosphere a bit dull... Off the beaten track but worth a visit if around and want a meal different from most in Tuscany

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Tongeren, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

As a one star restaurant is, service perfect. Personnel very friendly and well trained in what they do. Wine list, all top wines of the region are on it and price isn't over the limit. Foot, strange combinations of sauces with licorice candy and koffie. Not everybody's taste, but those who like it again a surprise. They use all the... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

What a gem! A quiet spot with some of the best food I have ever tasted. It's relatively pricey (hey, it has a star!) but well worth it. GREAT food, good service and a wonderful spot.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We only found this place on the last night of a one week holiday near Casole d'Elsa - shame! Fantastic food, good service but not obtrusive, huge choice of wines. The souffle which I had was perfect,soup delicious, my wife's pigeon with lavender and liqourice a great combination of flavours. The hot and cold foie gras was also excellent. Some... More 

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Address: Loc. Colombaio, 53031 Casole d'Elsa, Italy
Phone Number: +390577948453
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Casole d'Elsa

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