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“Best food of the whole trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria del Cavaiolo

Osteria del Cavaiolo
Piazza Garibaldi, N. 4, 56040 Castellina Marittima, Italy
0039 050694108
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Dining options: Reservations
Hook, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Best food of the whole trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We spent one night, 26th April, in CM, and chose the Osteria as the Pizzaria was so unwelcoming.
Because of this we had the best meal of our whole trip, fillet of beef with a mixed salad. Very simple, but so satisfying. The atmosphere was very Tuscan, as a family were there celebrating a daughter's third birthday, and a long table was being prepared for a larger group later in the evening. (Seating for eleven... a football team?) The service was friendly and patient with two Brits who have very little Italian. The place was busy all the time, so is obviously well known despite being located in a small hill village, which is certainly off the Brits tourist route. Worth returning to CM for the Osteria alone.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Norfolk UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good food let down by mediocre service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We had a very tasty meal but felt service could have been better. Waitress a bit sullen, which was a shame

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011 via mobile

I've been at this Osteria quite a lot lately because it's the closest restaurant around here in Castellina and I can say it's one of my favorites!
The food is very good all the time no matter if you're eating meat, shrimps, pork, pasta or cheese. All of them are always fresh and well cooked.
The owner, Cristina, is very sympathetic as well as the other people who work there!
I recommend the pasta with tartufo which is fantastic!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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