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“Consistently good food over 8 years!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria del Leone

Osteria del Leone
Via dei Mulini, 3, 53027 Bagno Vignoni, Italy
+39 0577 887300
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Price range: $33 - $65
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Osteria del Leone, as documents testify, has always been part of the life of this ancient village. Located in one of the town’s oldest houses on the corner of Via dei Mulini and the square with the thermal pool, it has four welcoming, hospitable rooms and an enclosed garden, able to seat a total of 70 people.The restaurant is characterized by a large entrance area with an antique bar, followed by three comfortable, brightly-colored rooms decorated with local nineteenth-century furniture and spacious, well-appointed tables set a reasonable distance apart, accommodating up to 40 people. In the summer, a pleasant inside garden, cool, well-kept, and protected from the elements, can hold another 30 people.The menu features flavorful typical Tuscan cooking and changes more or less monthly to keep up with the changing seasons, but always maintaining some “classics,” local specialties like the hand-rolled long strands of pasta called “pici,” served for example with garlic sauce, or perfectly grilled Florentine beefsteak, according to some connoisseurs among the best in the area. A variety of goat’s-milk and sheep’s-milk Tuscan cheeses and homemade desserts, accompanied by a nice selection of dessert wines and liqueurs, bring the meal to a close.The wine list contains about 250 labels, with a broad selection of the best Tuscan wines. Montalcino and Montepulciano are well-represented, of course, but other fine Italian wines are not neglected; all the wines can also be bought in the nearby Enoteca del Leone.The staff is very courteous, young and pleasantly informal.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Consistently good food over 8 years!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We have been goign to this restaurant over all seasons for some eight years. Have never had a bad or even average meal in all that time. The staff are consistely attentive, but not overly so leaving space to enjoy the ambience and food. Definitely the best restaurant in Bagno Vignoni!

  • 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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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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“Simple restaurant with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

One of several restaurants in Bagna Vignoni which was built with pools rather than a piazza. Simple decor but good local food, friendly service and a good selection of wines, some by the glass. A special place to eat in a special village

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Athens, Greece
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“Very nice place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in Bagno Vignioni with a wide choise of very good wine by the glass. The servise also very good. Bravo!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bangalore, India
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“Exceptional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Outstanding food, with lots of veggie options. Outdoor seating for the kids to run around and let off some steam. Excellent service and wine list. Couldn't recommend Osteria del Leone more strongly.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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“Traditional Osteria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011 via mobile

Traditional Osteria. Restaurants with various separate rooms. Simple decor. Nice atmosphere. Good service/nice staff. Traditional local cuisine. Good quality food. Good wine list, with some real gems for quite affordable prices. The food is indeed not that cheap for local standards. Quality is good though.

Note: this restaurant is located in Bagno Vignoni, which is part of San Quirico d'Orcia. It appears twice in TripAdvisor, under Bagno Vignon and San Quirico, but it is one and the same restaurant.

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