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La Chiocciola

Via M. Mencattelli, 2 Pienza, Pienza, Italy
+39 0578 748683
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Ranked #11 of 40 restaurants in Pienza
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Capitola, CA
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I noticed large Italian families going into La Chicciola, on one of our visits to Pienza. I thought about it and realized it was a Sunday. Hm m . Sign of a good restaurant. I filed it away, and then in July 2014 I reserved a table for 18 on the shady terrace of this trattoria and crossed my fingers.... More

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Capitola, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I noticed Trattoria La Chicciola a year ago while visiting Pienza. I noticed because it was a Sunday and large Italian families were pouring into the place. A VERY good sign! So this year, and guiding a group of 18 Americans, I made a reservation. Garden terrace table, in the shade, and sparkling when we arrived. That was just the... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The location is not so good, just off the car park, but do not let the location put you off. The staff are extremely friendly and the food is very good. This place is always busy with Italians and reservations are advised at the weekends, but it is not always necessary. Defo worth a try if you are in the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Pretty expensive restaurant! Looks ok from the outside. We had high hopes because of the looks. It was a big disapointment. Tried the veal with redwine sauce, the sauce was red wine poured over the meat. Looked like pink vomit! The meat itself was cooked right bit it all tasted no good! My wife had veal with mushroom sauce, and... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Our experience was superb with outstanding food at very affordable prices. The lamb chops were delicious with a hearty portion. Our seven year-old, a sometimes finicky eater, finished two platefuls of pasta and roasted chicken. The restaurant was charmingly decorated but what was truly exceptional was the kind and attentive service.

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In Cambs
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A truly awful experience - this was my choice on the last evening of our brief stay, and I had visions of it being a wonderful rustic tuscan restaurant. My wife had serious misgivings based on the look of it outside and the menu, but she went along with my hunch (not a frequent occurrence). Well this is why she... More

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Cambridgeshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Terrible food and atmosphere. Fake flowers, sad waiters no apology for poor food. Low point of our stay in Pienza.

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Gentilissimo non cliente Sign.AWFUL graditi della sua recenzione in quanto ci ha fatto capire che invece di mangiare ha notato... More

Friendswood, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was definitely our best find on our whole trip to Italy. We were one of the few people in the restaurant so the owners were very generous with showing us how the made their dishes. The steak was simply amazing cooked in the red wine. Chicken breasts with lemon were delicious as well. After we were done eating the... More

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Brescia, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We found this trattoria just by chance. The service was quick, courtious and with a smile. The food was very good homemade fare. A place I would definately recommend to friends and family if they happen to be in that part of the world.

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

(mistakenly applied to another restaurant in Pienza) We were referred to this place by a winemaker in Mendocino where we were staying.(very trustworthy owner-w've visited there twice bafore. Just a 100 meters or so from the center of town.We saw a large back up of patrons waiitng for tables-they did take our names and asked if we could eat later,... More

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