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Trattoria La Buca delle Fate

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Corso il Rosselino, 38/a, 53026 Pienza, Italy
0578.748272
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Today
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 113
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  • 62
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great experience!

The food, prices and service was great for our Saturday lunch. Even with a full house, we never felt crowded or ignored. The food was great with plenty of local dishes to choose. Prices were very reasonable!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
John D
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The food, prices and service was great for our Saturday lunch. Even with a full house, we never felt crowded or ignored. The food was great with plenty of local dishes to choose. Prices were very reasonable!

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Homemade gnocchi fab... Pork dishes also great. The poor waiters looked shattered and with only two waiting staff for all the tables I'm not surprised! Wine ok but not exceptional. 8 of us ate for €205 so not bad but not as good as other places in the same.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stopped here because they offered gluten free pasta and we were super impressed!! It's a cozy place, clean and basic. The homemade pasta is fabulous and at 8€ a plate it's hard to beat. The 6€ house wine and the 10€ steak were steals. Everyone loved their meals! Definitely worth a stop!!

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Binbrook, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Trattoria La Buca delle Fate offers good, authentic tuscan food. Our party enjoyed three different homemade Gnochi's (the wild boar sauce was the favourite, although the Bolognese was also tasty) as well as Pecorino al Forno, Guinea Hens and Wild Boar stew. All of our meals were hearty, tasty and filling. Service was friendly and unobtrusive and the meal was... More 

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Miami, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

On a recent 16 day trip throughout Tuscany, we stopped here on a recommendation from a couple we had met in the Uffizi in Florence. What a great recommendation! The restaurant was packed with primarily locals - apparently families that gather for Sunday dinners. It was most enjoyable to have some really good local wine and watch the huge platters... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Excellent Tuscan dishes, friendly service. Very busy. Pici Pasta superb. Ambience lovely. All indoor seating.

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Vienna, VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Stopped here for lunch on our drive through the Tuscan countryside. Simple, authentic experience. Great prices and good food. Cheap local wine.

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Pisa
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Pienza is a very beautiful place in the middle of the Tuscany hills, so we went there to taste its famous cheeses. We found this restaurant, but, honestly, it's a touristic place, nothing was as good as we expected. The personnel is kind of nice, but the food needs improvement, maybe they were thinking we were strangers, but we've lived... More 

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Davie
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12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great local restaurant. Waiting time and the "process to get accommodated" was a bit of a discomfort ... but it was worth it! The Cacio e Pepe (typical center Italian pasta dish, fusilli with Pepper and Pecorino cheese) was simply the best I ever tried.. very simple but awesome.. they have a very good menu with many other good stuff.... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Was looking for a good local restaurant and this was a great find. This is right in the heart of Pienza. For €34 I had an appetizer - charcuterie platter, an entre - homemade pasta with cinghale, dessert - cheese plate with a choice of marmalades, a glass of wine and coffee. As a foodie, this was a memorable meal.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corso il Rosselino, 38/a, 53026 Pienza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Pienza
  • Phone Number: 0578.748272

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?