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“Spoiled for choice - food and atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Alla Piazza

Osteria Alla Piazza
Frazione La Piazza, 7, 53011 Castellina In Chianti, Italy
(+39) 0577 733580
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Cuisines: Italian, Jamaican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Tildonk, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Spoiled for choice - food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We referred to this osteria by the owner of the property we stayed at in Poggibonsi and we were not disappointed. First of all there is ample outdoor seating most of which has at least some shielding from the brillant mid-day Tuscan sun. The menu offers a very nice variety of dishes which take local ingredients and presents them in an imaginative combination/attractive presentation, for example the eggplant pudding with mushroom, truffles and pecorino cheese fondue or the creamed vegetable stuffed crepes. I also found it nice that the selection has both seafood, pasta and meats dishes ... but it makes it more difficult to choose! I would be surprised if the wine list (as well as the grappas) does not offer ample selection to suit one's taste. The selection of 1/2 bottles also allows a couple to have a cool white wine with the prima piatta before enjoying a beautiful toscan red (Ruffino Riserva Ducale!) with the main. We had lunch so the osteria was not overflowing plus being able to start later (14:30) allowed us to enjoy our time having already completed our "to do" list for the day. We ate here twice and I will comment that the 2nd time the service was much friendlier - a young Romanian man who was very good with the children and engaging with my wife and I. The location is good in that the road right beside the restaurant is not busy as it is not a main road to Castellina nor are other attractions right next store plus the parking is opposite the osteria. The osteria is worth the short drive out of your way and dinning with children is not a problem.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jupiter, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a lovely setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Certainly worth the drive, and the effort to find it. Friendly and hospitable service. A diverse menu made with fresh local ingredients. Several tables of locals present. An excellent lingering lunch.

  • Visited September 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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Reading
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Brilliant lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This restaurant is well worth a visit for lunch - food is very good, and the atmosphere was pleasant. Good views completed a lovely experience

Visited August 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food in a lovely setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

We had a really good lunch here eg starter of aubergine, porcini mushrooms and truffle shavings followed by beautifully cooked venison fillet. The restaurant has a shady terrace with pretty views over Tuscan hills. Service was good. Highly recommended.

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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We came upon this fabulously located restaurant in the Tuscan hills. Beautiful location, scrumptious food made with local produce and great service. Of all the restaurants we visited, this was the best.

  • Visited July 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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