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“Much ado about nothing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of La Terrazza del Chiostro

La Terrazza del Chiostro
C.so Rossellino, 26 | Il Chiostro di Pienza, 53026 Pienza, Italy
+39 0578 748183
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Ranked #18 of 43 Restaurants in Pienza
Price range: $30 - $91
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Hasselt, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Much ado about nothing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

"We serve a light lunch" turns out to be "you can choose a dish from the menu". This brilliant idea never entered my mind!

So there was no light lunch and we ordered a risott, meanng to contain, a.o. shrimps. The shrimps had fled away appantly, and the risotto was just a small children's portion of bland rice.

The water was good and cheap.

On a meal and drinks bill of 43 EUR was added 7.50 EUR coperto (whitout the small appetisers you would expect in a "top" restaurant in return) AND 10% service charge (also on the coperto!) being 5,05 EUR: so on a total bill of 55,55 EUR we paid 12,55 EUR (so more than 20%!!!) just for hot air.

The view can be seen from everywhere on that side of PIENZA. In most cases you will be seated so far from the "first row" that you'll only see the other tables' back.

I would suggest to spend your money in a place that's a bit less of a rip-off...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Camas, Washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Amazing Food and Setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This restaurant is a must if you are visiting Pienza. It is located in an old convent. Part of the dining room is build on a terrace with views of the Tuscan countryside. The service was marvelous, the staff attentive to our needs. The food was outstanding; in fact the dishes were truly gourmet. The presentation was original and each dish was a work of art. Everything about La Terrazza will make for a romantic dining experience. It would be a good idea to make a reservation ahead of time, because the restaurant is associated with an adjoining hotel.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A fabulous find -great food & view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We were in Pienza for the day an just wandered in for lunch-no prior knowledge of this place. The hotel is lovely, and restaurant even lovelier. We were drawn to the view, but then were delighted to discover wonderful food, wine and fabulous service-one of the best meals in an 8 day trip through FLorence and Tuscany. This all made for an extra special day.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Not our first time in Pienza, but first time here in the cloisters of a 15th century Franciscan convent. The restaurant is on a terrace with the most spectacular views overlooking the Val D'Orcia. Food also lovely. Beautiful setting. Will definitely come again. Fantastic pumpkin soup with huge prawns and great Ravioli. Puddings also,good. The owner was around, he was lovely very welcoming

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Norway
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“Fantastic food and service combined with a stunning view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I have had the pleasure to go to this wonderful restaurant while visiting Pienza in Tuscany. We sat on the terrace, having the beautiful Tuscany landscape as our view (yes, cypresses and all), perfect together with bubbely Prosecco.

We enjoyed a 3 course meal, all of which was excellent. Gnocchi, Florence steak and Chocolate fondant is an absolute recommendation. My company enjoyed wild boar ragu, which he thought was amazing as well. The service of the waiters were great, as they knew exactly when to approach the table, and had a lot of knowledge of wine. We enjoyed a Brunello from 2007, which is almost the only wine I buy after this visit.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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