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“10 minutes drive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria di Rendola

Osteria di Rendola
Via di Rendola 42/54, 52025 Montevarchi, Italy
0559707713
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Ranked #8 of 48 Restaurants in Montevarchi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $51 - $203
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Asserbo, Denmark
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“10 minutes drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

to the most fantastic place with good food and nice environment.To get there is more than pittoresque -. just beautiful

Visited April 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Utrecht
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Avoid this place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

All the food was fried. Very strange if you are familiar with the Italian (Tuscan) kitchen. In the room, bed was very hard, toilet was broken and shower not working anymore. Our stay doesn't give us a holiday feeling. We were alone in the building. This creates a spooky atmosphere.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Way too much!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

The restaurant could be one of the best place for quality of food and wine but the price is way too much compare with the location.You can't have a Tuscan steak with a bottle of regular wine,an espresso shot and limoncello for 65 euro.There are so many excellent places in the area with the same quality with better price.The atmosphere is ok, nothing special.The service is ok.For that kind of price i'll never recommend it to anyone.It doesn't worth it.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, good food, iffy service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

To echo what many have already said, the setting is absolutely beautiful, up in the hills. A bit of a windy drive to get to but well worth it. I think it only took 10-15 minutes from Montevarchi. We arrived early with no reservation on a Friday evening and they were able to seat us, but the restaurant quickly filled up, so I'm sure reservations are a good idea. The menu was great with a lot of regional specialities. There were also several prix fixe options, including a Tuscan specialty menu, a fish menu, and a vegetarian menu. These were a terrific deal at EUR 35-40 for six or seven courses, including dessert and wine! However, as several reviewers have noted, when the restaurant is crowded the service cannot keep up. We waited ridiculously long between courses, 30-45 minutes each time. And one of our courses was lost. So, a mixed bag overall. If you want to try it I would suggest getting a table near the front rather than tucked back in a corner where it's easier for the servers to forget about you.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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California/Italy
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198 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

Wonderful service for two women who lost their way in the hills above Montevarchi and discovered this fantastic restaurant. Elegant and discreet ambience for business or romance, this restaurant is worth the trip from Firenze. Perhaps one of the best meals eaten in Italy.

Visited April 2010
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