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“A restaurant well worth seeking out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Brandano

Il Brandano
Via Valgelata, 18 | Palazzo Brandano, Petroio, Italy
0577 665169
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Petroio
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A restaurant well worth seeking out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We ate in the restaurant 6 nights out of t. Each night the food was just as delicious as the last. The portions were all generious and Ousmane selected wines for us which matched the courses well. No effort was spared to make us feel at home and we were surprised with additional courses which we had not ordered . The varied menu gave us the opportunity to enjoy a variety of Tuscan food. All in all an excellent dining experience.

  • Visited November 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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  • English first
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  • German first
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Arlington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Just delicious in every respect: perfect portions packed with flavor, elegantly presented. Warm, caring ...

Visited October 2012
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Mind Blowing Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

If you are looking for a place that makes you feel right at home immediately come here. We stayed here for one night on September 24 and wished we would have stayed longer if we could have. The host Ossmane made our stay so comfortable and our room was wonderful. It was bigger suite with traditional Tuscan decor with a sitting area and larger bathroom. When you arrive have a bottle of Prosecco so you can drink it while you see the sun set over the Tuscan hills. Then you can have a delicious dinner with Ossmane and his lovely assistant as your hosts. The dinner was amazing - some people were taking pictures of the food because it was certainly picture worthy. We also had a great bottle of Lutheraia - Vino Nobile from Montepulciano. This is a smaller hotel and I believe only 26 people can stay here. We had a really good time chatting with Ossmane, and it was a pleasure to meet someone who is so enthusiastic about his job and really enjoys pleasing people. We appreciated all his nice gestures and special treatment he gave all his guests. The attentive service made you feel as though you were the only guest in the hotel. We spent the day in Montepulciano so this hotel was located very close by and we were glad we stayed here as opposed to staying in Montepulciano. It was a nice break for us because it was a very relaxing, welcoming atomosphere. The reason why I put "mind blowing" in the headline was because of the attentive, personal service. I don't know about you, but I think these places are becoming close to extinct in the US so this was a very pleasurable experience for us and was one of the highlights of our vacation. We also ate our way through Rome, Amalfi Coast, Florence, and other parts of Tuscany and considered the restaurant here the best meal we had during our vacation!!!

  • 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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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fresh wonderful food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Zucchini flowers and fresh cheese. each one was thoughtfully prepared and paired with a local wine by the host Osmanne. Fresh Truffles extra deserts for the group.

Visited August 2012
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

When our host offered us a "little something" to go with our Prosecco, which we were sipping on the hotel terrace overlooking the wonderful Tuscan hills, we hadn't expected to see a delicious plate of scrambled eggs with generous slivers of truffles! It convinced us that we should book for dinner, and we were not disappointed, The meal for the four of us was simply delicious and beautifully presented, with an excellent bottle of wine (of the same name as the hotel). We cannot recommend the place highly enough. It is certainly well worth a trip to the little town of Petroio to enjoy such great hospitality and good food.

  • 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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