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“A gem on the road to and from Siena” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Picarda

La Picarda
Via Della Certosa 2, 53019 Ponte a Bozzone, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy
0577357041
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Milan, Italy
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A gem on the road to and from Siena”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This little restaurant which from the outside you might ignore completely has a truly delicious and innovative menu. For example, the gnocchi made with Tropea onions is absolutely unique, and they are also a bit spicy. The chef gives special twists to the usual Tuscan dishes. His wife Angela who manages the restaurant is an absolutely charming and lovely woman. Highly recommend either for lunch or dinner. Note that they also make very good pizza and on the weekend the restaurant can be very crowded and noisy. In the summer there are tables outside as well so noise level is better.

Visited March 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“An unpretentious gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Unpretentious al fresco dining (in summer at least), popular with both locals and with multi-national holiday makers from villas in the neighbourhood. Pizzas were excellent (and came very quickly despite the restaurant being quite busy - making this a great restaurant for those with children who might get bored waiting) but more sophisticated dishes were also available (the fiori di zucca were excellent). Prices were also very reasonable

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Very good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Good Italian authentic food! I strongly recommend to try the "tagliatelle al ragu' di cinghiale". And great value for money.
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  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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