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La Taverna di Re Artu

Via della Rosa 4, 53026 Pienza, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 40 restaurants in Pienza
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Hong Kong
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Oslo, Norway
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193 reviews 193 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is really a very small "cafe" that serves incredibly fresh food! The couple serving and preparing the food are very friendly and accommodating. The cheese and the meat cuts are really nice and the portions are generous for what you pay. The winelist is small but of good quality and the beer (from Lazio) is very good, - micro-brewed.... More

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NJ, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Hands down our favorite restaurant of a 2 week vacation. We ate some great meals at very upscale restaurants during our stay, but this turned out to be a perfect lunch in Pienza. It’s a very small place – maybe a table or two inside the wine bar and then a handful of tables on a quiet Pienza side street.... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We had an excellent lunch in La Taverna di Re Artu, eating two very good bruchettas and a table of pecorino cheese, paired with very good red wine

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Charming restaurant which never fails to deliver. I have been a number of times over the years and have always had a fantastic time. Situated on a quiet side street, with simple yet to delicious food and a good range of wine and artisan beers. Great to go with friends and share a number of different dishes.

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Grenaa, Arhus, Denmark
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I'm wondering why this place is "number 1" according to tripadvisor. We went there because it is on the top of the list but we didn't find anything special in this place. There is several wineries in town which have exactly the same food and wine and even a much better location. The place offer a very limited menu and... More

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Grimbergen
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Few simple authentic Italian dishes, a selection of fine red and white wines and bottled beers in a nice setting. Away from the main street, so in a quiet place, where you can enjoy the tasty food. A big recommendation is the selection of 3 pecorino cheeses, accompanied with exquisite dips (marmelade like, but always with a twist, honey, spicy... More

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