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“Traditional country style food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Papacqua

Papacqua
Per Chianni, 7, Castellina Marittima, Italy
+39 346 740 2484
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Price range: $13 - $38
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Sydney
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Traditional country style food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We came across this restaurant totally by accident driving the back roads between the coast and Volterra. The external appearance is very " rural village " and we were unsure what we would find on the inside-but it turned out to be very nice. The staff made us welcome and we had a very tasty basic, typically local meal. We were not offered a written menu,the food of the day was given verbally so it was a bit of fun figuring out what was on offer, but it was all done with good humour.
The only note of caution is beware of the toilet...apart from the pictures on the wall-it is of the squat ( hole in the ground )variety...but that is a minor inconvenience.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very good, very traditional, but limited menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

This is a really nice traditional Tuscan restaurant. Small, not at all pretentious, and the food is excellent. But th menu is limited, and is heavy on meat dishes. So vegetarians have little choice. But the place is friendly, and the food is great.

Visited May 2013
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We stayed in Castellina for a long time and had the chance to have dinner at Papacqua many times.
I can say it's the best in the region, with fresh food, good wine, fantastic staff (Tatiana is a special young lady!)!
We went to one special night with live music and candles. It was one of the most special nights in my life! The couple sang many tipical italian songs which really moved me.
Dario and his father are fantastic people who will welcome you at any time.
I definitely recommend!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Norfolk UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Thought this would be a basic bar but had a marvellous meal with good wine and excellent service. Staff happy to translate menu into English. We were made to feel very welcome.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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