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Via XX Luglio 5, Panzano in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Italy
39 055 852020
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 24
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  • 17
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Take a meaty bite!

A famous butcher in Panzano with adjoining small cafe and queues stretching down the pavement. Meat is king, and all parts of the cow and pig are honored! Not for the fainthearted - but I managed with a vegetarian option, while being assured by family that the burger was delish! Folk adjacent were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
ashwini s
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place serves the most amazing high-quality food. Great value. Great experience. Don't miss this place.

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Perth, Australia
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We booked into the Macelleria owned by Dario in Chanti after reading the book Love Italy by Guy Grossi . We ordered a meal that was the cheaper of the 3 menus offered and paid €25 per person. There were 3 of us. When we entered the building we were shown down the stairs to a very large table that... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

when you go here be sure to take some of Mac Dario's unbelievable spices. I'm ordering 5 for christmas presents, because it is the essence of Italy. You can serve it on almost anything and people will rave. Now, as for the offerings at the restaurant..... amazing. I'm from the midwest and I know beef, but WOW, in 5 courses... More 

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Thank kathi56
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

love eating here for lunch each time we are in pension..inexpensive delicious lunch and you always meet interesting people at the tables....dario is what makes this place hum...

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

After almost three weeks in Tuscany eating at numerous wonderful restaurants, located in equally wonderful places, my wife and yearned for a change from the rustic fare that we had been subsiding on. We had been recommended by several folks to The Mad Butcher of Panzano during previous trips, but concluded that it would be "a Tourist Trap". Well, in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

A famous butcher in Panzano with adjoining small cafe and queues stretching down the pavement. Meat is king, and all parts of the cow and pig are honored! Not for the fainthearted - but I managed with a vegetarian option, while being assured by family that the burger was delish! Folk adjacent were tucking into a beef salad that looked... More 

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Thank ashwini s
London, Canada
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Interesting dining experience. Menu was fixed priced and was all about the beef from nose to tail. Food was excellent.

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Thank Oldbones H
London
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Not for the faint hearted. The dinner is beef, then beef, then steak, then beef, then steak. Oh, and raw vegetables for table ornamentation. Staff were friendly and made for a good time. Family style dining at communal tables makes for a good time.

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Bellaire, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

There isn't a butcher in the US that can top this small shop in Italy. Hard rock music, wine, fun people from around the world and a butcher making your have the best time in Italy because he's having a great time with you. Not to be missed on your trip.

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1 Thank William S
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Walking in we were greeting so warmly by the staff. Going up to where lunch was ready through what looked like a simple butcher shop was lovely. The big tables have delicious fresh vegetables to chew on, which you can dip in lovely tuscan herbs and olive oil. The beef! The beef was amazingly fresh and delicious. We were even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via XX Luglio 5, Panzano in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Greve in Chianti  >  Panzano in Chianti
  • Phone Number: 39 055 852020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?