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“Heaven” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Terrazza Val D'Orcia

Terrazza Val D'Orcia
Viale S. Caterina 1/3, Pienza, Italy
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Ranked #20 of 44 Restaurants in Pienza
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

The setting is out of a movie. Panoramic view. Charming staff. The food and wine was simple, but decent. Not 5 star for culinary, but easily 5 star for ambience, and not overly pricy either. We returned night after night. Eating out in their garden overlooking the Val d'orcia was unforgettable.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • German first
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English first
Woodstock, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“memorable meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We visited Terrazza Val D'Orcia on a wet night in October so were unable to take advantage of the view, but it didn't matter. We were immediately taken with the menu, which had a 1950's photo of the original "nonna" who started it all. From then on it was clear this was a restaurant with a long tradition of excellence, and pride in their cuisine. Service and dinner were perfect
Tuscan dining.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Albany, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“If you travel alone...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Yes, this restaurant has a marvelous view and the menu looks interesting, but...
When a restaurant is virtually empty and they want to sit a single diner away from the view and at their least desirable table... well.... I went elsewhere.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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18 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A table with an incredible view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We recently had lunch in the garden terrace overlooking the Val d'Orcia. The view was incredible as the day was sunny and clear. Mount Amiato was in the background. The atmosphere was casual in this restaurant set right outside the walls of the city, away from the crowds. Lunch service was busy but not crowded. The house wine was average, the food was above average. We had excellent guinea fowl, duck with balsamic, pasta with white sauce, and a Aubergine pie stuffed with beef. Our plates were clean.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Avon by the Sea, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“This restaurant was so good we had dinner twice there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

My wife and I wer joined by our two adult daughters for a three night stay in Pienza. Our first night's dinner at Terrazza Val d'Orcia was so outstanding that we came back the last night.
The location is world-class. Outside tables in a large private courtyard overlooking the lights of magnificant Tusany. If you can eat atmosphere, this is the place!!
The food was also excellent, complementing the surroundings.
-- Steak
-- Goose with jasper berries
-- Duck
-- Eggplant
They had a good, yet reasonable wine list of local Tuscany reds.
Service was excellent both nights.

  • Visited September 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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