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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 68
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  • 27
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  • 12
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  • 10
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  • 17
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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
Very much worth trying!

This is a very small ristorante on the lovely Piazza di Spagna. There are only about 5 tables inside and everything in the place is done by a husband and wife team. She is front of house and he cooks every order in back. This is like going into someone's Tuscan home for dinner, it is wonderful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2014
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West Coast, Ooh, Ess, Ahh
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Chicago
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

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 

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4 restaurant reviews
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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 

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New Jersey
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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

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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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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! :-)

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were in Piazza di Spagna and this place looked cozy and homey. First off, it was uncomfortably quiet in there - no music, no customers, etc. - just us and the old couple who run the place. Zero ambience. The woman seemed like she couldn't wait for us to leave. The man/chef kept standing by the door, staring out... More 

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West Coast, Ooh, Ess, Ahh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is a very small ristorante on the lovely Piazza di Spagna. There are only about 5 tables inside and everything in the place is done by a husband and wife team. She is front of house and he cooks every order in back. This is like going into someone's Tuscan home for dinner, it is wonderful food, Try the... More 

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new york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It was a Wednesday evening when many restaurants in the area were closed for their weekly Giorno del riposo and we were going to Sette di Vino which we loved but since it was closed we Decided to go to ll Rossellino which we had read about and was in the same piazza. We walked in without a reservation for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Center of the wonderful Pienza, we want to try something else than the marvelous Mensa Del Conte, and we find an empty table between the 6 outside this little restaurant). The piazza is cool, so we decide to give it a try. From the beginning it seems we are bothering the lady with our requests (they are apparently complicated, as... More 

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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