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Via dei Mulini, 3, 53027 Bagno Vignoni, Italy
+39 0577 887300
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Price range: $33 - $65
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Wed 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Osteria del Leone, as documents testify, has always been part of the life of this ancient village. Located in one of the town’s oldest houses on the corner of Via dei Mulini and the square with the thermal pool, it has four welcoming, hospitable rooms and an enclosed garden, able to seat a total of 70 people.The restaurant is characterized by a large entrance area with an antique bar, followed by three comfortable, brightly-colored rooms decorated with local nineteenth-century furniture and spacious, well-appointed tables set a reasonable distance apart, accommodating up to 40 people. In the summer, a pleasant inside garden, cool, well-kept, and protected from the elements, can hold another 30 people.The menu features flavorful typical Tuscan cooking and changes more or less monthly to keep up with the changing seasons, but always maintaining some “classics,” local specialties like the hand-rolled long strands of pasta called “pici,” served for example with garlic sauce, or perfectly grilled Florentine beefsteak, according to some connoisseurs among the best in the area. A variety of goat’s-milk and sheep’s-milk Tuscan cheeses and homemade desserts, accompanied by a nice selection of dessert wines and liqueurs, bring the meal to a close.The wine list contains about 250 labels, with a broad selection of the best Tuscan wines. Montalcino and Montepulciano are well-represented, of course, but other fine Italian wines are not neglected; all the wines can also be bought in the nearby Enoteca del Leone.The staff is very courteous, young and pleasantly informal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

I had a wonderful lunch in Osteria del Leone (the ancient original restaurant). This is a place not to be missed even if from outside is not giving you such an impression. I had "fiori di zucca con ricotta", the "finocchi soup" which was a real paradise of the taste, the chief told me that there were no added any... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had lunch on a warm afternoon and loved the sheltered outdoor patio area that the restaurant had. We were treated to very friendly and efficient service and very good local Tuscan fare and a reasonable price. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch with wine and would go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Visited del Leone for dinner last week with friends, and loved the food/atmosphere so much we immediately booked in again for the next evening. Also helped that we were staying in the B&B upstairs (Locanda Loggiata), whose guests receive a discount... Food was very good - rabbit stuffed with Tuscan sausage was outstanding. Also the tiramisu - less elaborate than... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

we have been regular visitors to Osteria del Leone for some years and it is a favorite of ours. In the past we have always eaten outside but this year it was raining and we were booked inside and had a very jolly lunch. The food was a good as ever and the service was brilliant.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Three of us went here for lunch after a leisurely dip in the towns thermal pools. The service was friendly and the waiter was great at explaining different menu options. We checked the menus of almost all the restaurants in town and for us this place had the better choices. It's not a meat & cheese antipasto place nor is... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

First off, we were lucky to be invited to this place by our local Italian friends who were also friends with the owner, not a surprise in a cute little place like bagno vignoni! Everything we had was fantastic, but as the title reads, the truffle always stood out! The food has the pure and fresh taste of a local... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We traveled to Bagno Vignoni to eat at Osteria del Leone on our recent trip to Tuscany due to a recommendation from a good friend and fellow San Francisco foodie (err food snob). First off, Bagno Vignoni is a wonderful spot to visit. Some of the photos don't do the area justice. Suggest taking an hour or so before your... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I ate at Osteria del Leone with a large group on a recent trip to Tuscany, and we had a wonderful time. We ate outside on the back patio under the shade of trees next to the ancient walls of the restaurant. Such a picturesque location in a beautiful historic village. The food was just spectacular. I started with a... More 

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McComb, Mississippi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

This was easily not only the worst, but also the most expensive meal we had the misfortune to eat during our three week stay in Italy. The lamb was all fat, gristle and bone with no edible meat to be found. The fish was tasteless and rubbery. When I told the waiter our meal was terrible he said, "thank you"... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I rarely write poor reviews, but the meal we had here must be shared. My husband ordered grilled lamb, oh yuk was 3/4 fat with small amount of meat! This was the worst dish, but even the other 3 dishes were not very nice. I saw on their window outside they were Michelin rated??, how can that be. Note beware... More 

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Additional Information about Osteria del Leone

Address: Via dei Mulini, 3, 53027 Bagno Vignoni, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0577 887300
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Bagno Vignoni
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 33 - 65
Cuisine: Italian

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