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“Worst experience ever!!!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La Toppa

La Toppa
via del giglio, san donato, 50028 Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Italy
+390558072900
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Worst experience ever!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The waiter tried to be very nice, but he wasn't and the food was really horrible... The menu was to big and the dishes weren't nice. Please don't go there. Pietracupa or La Piazza are far better. The pizza place is also nice.

Visited September 2012
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“authentic Tuscan dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We stumbled across La Toppa while shopping for groceries in San Donato. The Tripadvisor sign in the window was reassuring! The menu lured my friends and I back some days later for a late lunch. We ordered our ritual glass of Prosecco, which was reasonably priced. We selected our starters, the mushroom soup was excellent, we then decided to let them bring us a selection of the days pasta. So rustic, fresh and flavourful. The host was very entertaining, even with his limited English. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal! and suggest its well worth seeking out La Toppa.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“The mayor of San Donato”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

La Toppa was right next door to our bed & breakfast, Palazzo Malaspina, and was a bustling enterprise. The owner is a convivial gentleman with all of his family members working there. Sitting at your table to discuss your choices and steer you away from ones he didn't like (my husband wanted beer instead of wine God forbid in Italy! haha), we were presented with a delicious meal and a fun and joyful atmosphere, showing us yet again why Italians know how to enjoy life.

Visited September 2012
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Herzelia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Perfect Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This family restaurant is a perfect location for a nice Tuscan Italian dinner. We were served by Luigi, the owner, and had great choice of Italian food. Every dish was just perfectly cooked. Luigi was also so kind and gave us some important tips for the Italian cooking. "Always use only the best ingredients for the cooking, best Olive Oil, best Wine, best Meat! That's the secret. The food is so simple, but as Luigi told us, "Cook with passion".
Don't miss this restaurant! If you're near by San Donato, stop there for a perfect night!
Oh, say hello to Luigi...

  • 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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“Wonderful and authentic Tuscan meal for the entire family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

As part of our travels this past August with my wife, three young kids and both sets of grandparents, our hotel recommended la Toppa as an option for a quality authentic dining experience. Tucked away along a narrow street, we arrived on a beautiful summer evening to find the tables from the interior of the restaurant moved out to the front of the restaurant. The place was bustling with locals, which is almost always a good sign. The setting was picture perfect. We were immediately seated and our server offered to bring us a selection of homemade pastas family style to start out our meal. Each one was delicious in its own right. The main entrees were chosen from a wide selection of items -- we were all pleased with our choices. At the end of the meal, the owner joined us, goodnaturedly teased our boys and walked through the meal and our bill with us. The price for what we had was more than reasonable. While not a "fancy" restaurant, we had a wonderful experience and very good food in a postcard like setting.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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