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Ristorante Il Rossellino

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Piazza di Spagna, 4, Pienza, Italy
0578 749064
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Quite an experience

Mama and Pap do everything - in what seems like their front room. They take no nonsense and it's deathly quiet BUT the food is ridiculously good and it will be a meal you'll never forget.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Kathryn R
Deal, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Romantic
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English first
Taupo, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We were running from the rain when we dived into Il Rossellino and what a magic experience it was that followed. An elderly husband and wife team, her out front and him out back, cooking. If you would like to experience a true taste of Italy, this is where you should come. It feels like you are in their their... More 

Thank ArtLoverKatrina
Deal, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Mama and Pap do everything - in what seems like their front room. They take no nonsense and it's deathly quiet BUT the food is ridiculously good and it will be a meal you'll never forget.

Thank Kathryn R
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The owners, Mr Enzo and his wife, were just kindful and suggested us the wine and the main courses. My husband chose a lamb as a main dish and I chose a wonderful fish that is still in my mind...! For entrance, we both tried the asparagus soufflé, and we just loved it. We'll surely come back as soon as... More 

Thank Mônica M
Canberra, Australia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We were recommended this by two different people and I cannot understand why there are bad reviews about service and ambience... This is a husband and wife duo who have been doing this for 25years. If you want a modern Italian restaurant go to the USA!!! This is how I imagined it - 4 tables in a small room with... More 

Thank Tom P
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We've been eating here for years and did so again last night. The food here is excellent. Truly. However make a reservation in advance and be prepared for a slow meal. If you do that you'll have one of the best meals in Tuscany. The Rosselinos are not young and he cooks and she waits the tables. They speak almost... More 

Thank Russell_III
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I am not used to provide negative feedback, but: Go away from this place unless they change something . Probably the worst dinning experience in 10 years, at least We knew it when we saw the empty tables, the depressed behaviour of the old lady, and the look of the next door restaurant owner, fully booked, staring at his neighbours... More 

Thank Pagof38
New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

this is a very small mom and pop restaurant. the husband and wife do everything..seat you, cook, server...the food is extremely good

1 Thank 4CCIE
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We (family of four) stopped here just for gelato. The man serving the gelato was incredibly rude apparently because I did not hear what he was asking and therefore asked for the same flavour twice. He then stepped away in disgust and his wife stepped in to continue serving us. Their young daughter was also there. None of them smiled... More 

Thank CDFR4
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This spot was recommended by our hotel. It was raining and the town was quiet. We opened the door and looked in, it was empty, and we felt that once we were in, we needed to stay. The woman in charge looked like she wished we hadn't come in. She seemed like she was mad that she had to work,... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Food was freshly produced and excellent. Response to flash thunder and lightning storms, admirable. They also responded to our needs despite the fact that we struggle with the Italian language. Will definitely revisit next time we are in Pienza. Thank you! :-)

Thank Hannah M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza di Spagna, 4, Pienza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Pienza
  • Phone Number: 0578 749064

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic


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