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All 43 Pienza Restaurants

La Buca di Enea

Via della Buca, 10, 53026 Pienza, Italy
0578/748653
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Ranked #5 of 43 Restaurants in Pienza
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Lampasas, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

For starters this place is tiny, maybe twelve tables at most. We had to wait just a few minutes and as soon as we were seated we saw people stacking up outside and opting to wait. The food here is Grandma cooking, hearty pasta dishes, large portions, very flavorful and shamelessly traditional. We had a fabulous bean soup, pasta with... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited at lunch time during the week. We had the restaurant to ourselves!! Bruschetta with tomatoes and garlic are just divine. My husband had pesto pasta and potatoes and I had ravioli. Wow!!! Then the lovely owner have us se limoncello for after lunch! Thank you for having us 😊

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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife and I along with her sister and husband had the joy of visiting this beautiful town and stayed in the area for several days. We were given this restaurants recommendation by our local innkeeper and we enjoyed it so much we are there twice. The seating is very small and Antonio, the proprietor welcomes everyone. The food varies... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Food & service is excellent. Owner is friendly & happy to oblige all requests. Probably the best unpretentious restaurant in the area.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a very nice evening at La Buca Di Enea. The owner was kind and interacted with all of the guests and the food and wine were excellent!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A tiny place in Pienza with the perfect Italian food! Each dish in this paradise place is delicious and made with such love and care! Thanks to Antonio for amazing food! the best that we have eaten during our 10 days vacation in Italy!

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Surrey UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Not a place to go if your surroundings matter more than the food. Its such a tiny place we hesitated......but wanting real food rather than affectation we went for it and were totally blown away. I have never tasted tomatoes so good - the bowl of salad for 6 euro would have served a family of 4 - rather than... More 

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New Delhi, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Yes, 'been there done that' kind of thing but there was something about this place and food that we have been talking about it for the last few years. On this trip to Tuscany we went back to see whether it was as good as last time. Ordered practically the entire menu and every dish that came from the kitchen... More 

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Berkeley, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Buca di Enea was recommended to and reserved for us by our B&B hosts at Fonte Bertusi. After strolling around Pienza (we ADORE Pienza) in the early evening, we had a nice dinner in this tiny, convivial, and fun place. Food was nice, if not spectacular. We shared a HUGE salad and a couple of secondis (my wife wanted the... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were visiting Pienza as part of our 10 day trip to Italy. It was around 5 o'clock and most restaurants were shutting down until 7pm. We stumbled upon La Buca di Enea and it turned out to be one of the best dining experiences of our trip. The restaurant is small and only seats about 20 people. The owner-chef-waiter... More 

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Additional Information about La Buca di Enea

Address: Via della Buca, 10, 53026 Pienza, Italy
Phone Number: 0578/748653
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Pienza
Cuisine: Italian

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