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Via M. Mencattelli, 2, 53026 Pienza, Italy
+39 0578 748683
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 187
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    Very good
  • 36
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfetto!

I really have no complaints about the meal I had here. My ravioli and tiramisu were homemade and just right, wine was good and reasonably priced, service was always with a smile... Sure the decor is a bit outdated but it was warm and friendly with the general feeling of dinner at grandma's house... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Amy M
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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

I really have no complaints about the meal I had here. My ravioli and tiramisu were homemade and just right, wine was good and reasonably priced, service was always with a smile... Sure the decor is a bit outdated but it was warm and friendly with the general feeling of dinner at grandma's house, which was kind of nice :-)

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Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have been there twice, first time only me and my wife, we ate good and it was pleasant to sit outside. the food was served fast and the food was of high quality. The second time I brought some friends with me, we were 8 persons, we sat outside for an hour without anybody to come and serve us.... More 

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gentilissimo cliente siamo lieti che dopo 5 mesi si e' ricordato di noi e di scrivere una recensione negativa e... More 

Tuscania, Italy
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Every time we have visited Pienza, we would park in the lot and head past this restaurant to visit the lovely centro storico...well, not this time. Though we had a dearth of choices in the old town, we made a special trip back to La Chiocciola that evening. We had a wonderful meal starting with a variety cheese plate of... More 

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Baden, Switzerland
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37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had our last dinner in pienza here and I have nothing to complain about. House wine was good, starters also (and very big!). We then took handmade pici, one with ragu and one with truffle and pecorino and they were excellent. Quite cheap as well.

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Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
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12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

in via Mario Mencattelli in the small city (if you can call it city) of Pienza, in Tuscany. There is this small and nice restaurant Trattoria La Chiocciola. The food was very good, fresh pasta, good sheep meat with salad, reasonable prices and the best wine in the world, a red vino nobile di Montepulciano !!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Delightful, authentic Italian family restaurant with excellent food and hospitality. Everyone was exceptionally warm and welcoming. Food was excellent! The deserts are fabulous - home made by their pastry chef daughter. A family run business and it shows that they care about the experience of their customers. Good location for visiting Pienza, a wonderful gem in Tuscany. By the end... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Although staff doubted when we came in it wasn't already time to close for lunch, the pizza was incredibly good. Flat dough, no fat American pizza. With sausages , Mmmmmmm buonissima.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have been going to La Chioccola for many years, normally near the start of my stay because I know the food and service will be good and I can enjoy it before I have got my "Italian" head on. Other places can be a bit overwhelming if you haven't settled in yet and don't speak Italian. The traditional local... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Ciao ! I moved , from Florence , to Chicago on 2007. My last time at " La Chiocciola " was on 2005. 9 years ago . While visiting my family , on Sept 2014 , I took a tour in Val D'Orcia and stopped here again. I was pleased to see them still there. VERY COMPETITIVE PRICES and DELICIOUS... More 

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Capitola, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via M. Mencattelli, 2, 53026 Pienza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Pienza
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 748683

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine

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