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La Taverna di Re Artu

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Organic, Winery, Italian, Wine Bar
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Via della Rosa 4, 53026 Pienza, Italy
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Quick Bites, Cash Only, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 156
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I still think about this meal!

On a biking trek, we stopped here for lunch and it was a meal and experience I won't forget. There is a lot of delicious food in Tuscany, but this spot epitomizes the small town hospitality and traditional cuisine of this region. Everything we had was delightful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Tammy B
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Orinda, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Orinda, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

On a biking trek, we stopped here for lunch and it was a meal and experience I won't forget. There is a lot of delicious food in Tuscany, but this spot epitomizes the small town hospitality and traditional cuisine of this region. Everything we had was delightful.

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Oslo, Norway
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

An unpretentious taverna with great cheese, ham and wine. Nice atmosphere, great service. Fantastic place for lunch. We wished we had time to eat there more. Highly recommended.

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Juiz de Fora - MG
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121 reviews 121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

An small place with interesting suggestions of antipasti for harmonizing cheese and wine. The owners are attentive.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stopped for an early evening drink here and was so impressed with the hospitality. My husband had the Principessi beer, which had a lovely flavour, and I wanted to try a local white wine. The owner helpfully explained the characteristics of each and the one I chose was delicious and perfectly chilled.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Everything was perfect, the food, the service.... All the dishes where wonderful... The white bean side dish was wonderful.

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Chicago, Illinois
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132 reviews 132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stopped for a snack and a glass of wine and had a fabulous array of cheeses with a sauce for each cheese. The cheeses ranged from soft to hard and young to old. Absolutely delicious as was the wine. The place is simple but picturesque as we sat in a quaint cobblestone street. Very nice service with a smile.

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Hong Kong
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Such a lovely little bar (they call it a bar) and overwhelming hospitality! That alone was worth the visit. We went there for a quick lunch and got our delicious bruschettas. My wife happened to have a mouth ulcer and preferred to have salad (which they don't have on the menu). No problem! After learning about our little difficulty, our... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Came here on a day trip and read about the taverna here on Tripadvisor. Can only second all ther other reviews here, the place serves up the most amazing cheese bruschettas and other nibbles. Did not eat anywhere else in Pienza but can hardly imagine any better place for a nice, simple and tasty lunch. Staff was also very nice... More 

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Aptos, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

It is really refreshing when you find owners of a small restaurant who seem genuinely interested in welcoming you and helping you find exactly what you'd like to eat! That's what happens here. For a light lunch or mid-afternoon snack, this place can't be beat. Opt for the melted Peccorino cheese and prosciutto on large pieces of toasted bread. With... More 

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Holywood, N. Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We found this wine bar three years ago entirely by accident and enjoyed a delightful, simple lunch there. In September 2013 we returned to Pienza and worked out where it is, in a little street parallel to the main pedestrianized area. This time we had lunch on two occasions, enjoying very pleasant wine and a selection of cheeses, all explained... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via della Rosa 4, 53026 Pienza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Pienza

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Organic, Winery, Italian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

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