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La Chiocciola

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Via M. Mencattelli, 2, 53026 Pienza, Italy
+39 0578 748683
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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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
Excellent value for money

Despite non-central location in our favorite Tuscan city, it is its family no-pretence atmosphere and great food that brings back over the years. One of the best mix of bruschetas. Pasta with truffles is simple but incredibly mouthfiling. Good for families with small children

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Pavel T
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Bratislava, Slovakia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Despite non-central location in our favorite Tuscan city, it is its family no-pretence atmosphere and great food that brings back over the years. One of the best mix of bruschetas. Pasta with truffles is simple but incredibly mouthfiling. Good for families with small children

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Caen, Basse-Normandie, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Lost in a small village in the middle of Tuscany (just going there is already beautiful!) This restaurant offers great quality food for affordable prices. The staff is really nice, and it's 2 minutes away from Pienza's centre.

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went to the restaurant with my wife and 4 month old baby. When the waiter saw the pram, it was as if it was the worst thing that could ever happen to him. He didn't talk to us, and asked his colleague to find us a table - the colleague did not show any more enthusiasm. We were really... More 

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Gentilissimo cliente le siamo grati come lei dice che il cibo era corretto , riguardo all'accoglienza magari non ricordo essendo... More 

Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We are looking for special places in each region we visit trying to get a taste of the local cuisine. We had a beefsteak and pasta, none of them being tasty (we are quite familiar with the Italian cuisine after many vacations in this country). If you want just to get a meal for a decent price it's OK, otherwise... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The restaurant is slightly outside of the main walking area but is worth it for the ambience and food. The outdoor seating offer a nice oasis with beautiful landscaping to really get you into the Tuscan spirit. The food was very good, we ordered pizza and pasta. A wonderful, charming restaurant in a great setting.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

La Chiocciola has both indoor and outdoor seating 50 meters from the old city of Pienza. Maria, the owner-chef, upon learning about my gluten intolerance issue, prepared special gluten free pasta, desserts and breakfast cakes. The food was among the best I had ever eaten. Those with normal diets also found the food to be excellent because it is all... More 

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 28

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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