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Osteria del Leone

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Via dei Mulini, 3, 53027 Bagno Vignoni, Italy
+39 0577 887300
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Osteria del Leone, as documents testify, has always been part of the...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, representative restauarnt in Val d'Orcia

Restaurant is in the touristy spa village of Bagno Vignoni, but has an intimate atmosphere by virtue of being divided into several small dining rooms. Menu is typical of local area, the service friendly and the prices reasonable

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
David R
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  • Local cuisine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Restaurant is in the touristy spa village of Bagno Vignoni, but has an intimate atmosphere by virtue of being divided into several small dining rooms. Menu is typical of local area, the service friendly and the prices reasonable

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We decided in this restaturant without viewing any review because we arrived at this little town just per causality. After seeing their Michelin stickers we decided to have lunch. Service was average, food was cold, the sliced filete was over cooked and room temperature, roasted potatoes were burned, I wanted to have the lamb chops, which they runout of them... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were seated outside in the sunshine and it was absolutely lovely. The piazza where this Osteria is located is beautiful. We ate lunch here and ordered integral pasta with pecorino cheese and lasagna. Both dishes were really good. The service was very good as well.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Love this place. Always fantastic quality. We have dinned here 4 or 5 times now, and without doubt it is one of my favourite restaurants in Italy. Rustic Tuscan cuisine, a small and interesting wine list and great staff. Oh, and it's located in the dreamy Bagno Vignoni! You should try the 6 course tasting menu with a bottle of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

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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46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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London,UK
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43 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via dei Mulini, 3, 53027 Bagno Vignoni, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Bagno Vignoni
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 887300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 65
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?