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“Great food, poor service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria la via di mezzo

Osteria la via di mezzo
Via Soccini, 53, Buonconvento, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 14 Restaurants in Buonconvento
Price range: $13 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This is a charming little local restaurant on the main street of the old medieval center of Buonconvento in Tuscany. Very good local cuisine.
Alberta, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Great food, poor service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

The food at this restaurant is tastefully decorated inside and has quite a few tables. The food was very authentic Italian, and very very tasty. The only negative for us was the service as our (female) server was very unfriendly and in fact was really quite grumpy! However the food sells itself so its still worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Amazing restaurant. We ate at Osteria La Via Di Mezzo three times in a row during our recent trip to Tuscany because the whole experience was so nice. Outstanding food and service, excellent atmosphere, great wines, and all at very reasonable prices. Wish we could have brought it back with us to Geneva!

  • Visited October 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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Stratford, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely little gem in Buonconvento”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Excellent food, good wine list (we tried 12 Uva -- very nice). The chef and sister (front of house, Margarita) were extremely attentive and provided us with a sampler of their fresh fish, boar, and calamari. And the chocolate pie is amazing. Price with two bottles of wine was 50 Euros each (for three of us) -- very good deal.

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san francisco
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

In our few days in Buonconvento, we ate here twice! If you are yearning for the old-fashioned pasta the way grandma made it, come here! Delicious and reasonably priced. We even arrived just after closing one day and they graciously opened up the restaurant just for us.

  • Visited September 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Excellent modern yet authentic restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

Ate here 3 times whilst on holiday in the area in September. An Osteria with great food at very reasonable prices. Good mix of locals and tourists enjoying the food. We had pasta - the tomato with garlic sauce and the ragu choices were delicious. Ate outside at the back the first night and inside the other two times. Both settings very enjoyable. Great place and I just wish it was round the corner from me back home!

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