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L'Osteria Vecchia da Nilo

Certificate of Excellence
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Piazza Garibaldi, 53040 Cetona, Italy
0578 239040
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nilo (owner) makes you feel right at home. Service is a bit slow (like everywhere in Tuscany) but waiters are honest about their preferences on the menu. A bit pricey but worth it. Order pasta instead of the meat. No desert.

Thank Toni B
Miami, Florida
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had pasta with funghi, big portion, little bit too salty for me, had a veal, just ok, tender, but not enough salty & little bit dry. It's said to be one of the best in town, but I found it just OK. Not bad, but not special either.

Thank Gabi-gaga
Dordogne, France
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service -- generous portions and the staff could not be more friendly. Specially recommend the lamb chops!

Thank twoxscotch
Adelaide, Australia
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We dined at Da Nilo twice during our stay, and both times every dish was delicious. The pasta here is excellent, freshly made with flavoursome ragus and sauces. If I had to pick a favourite, it would be the tagliatelle with meat sauce. In true Tuscan style, the meat courses were also exceptional . The tagliata and the veal were... More 

Thank AdelaideJessica
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

There is wonderful food to be had in Cetona - Nilo serves delicious Tuscan fare and we had a memorable meal there - but if you have lunched well and need a lighter meal for evening, the (somewhat confusingly named) Osteria Vecchio da Nilo OR Pizzeria and Hamburgheria da Nilo - offers a fine alternative. We had delicious pizza there... More 

Thank Ingrid G
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We (5) took a local recommendation and dropped in on a weeknight during a cool rain. The staff quickly whisked away our wet coats and seated us in the main dining room. We were quickly served one of the best meals we enjoyed during our two weeks plus in Tuscany/Umbria. House bottles of red wine, fairly priced, were a nice... More 

1 Thank Don H
Phoenix, Arizona
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116 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

came here with a group of people and everything was delicious ..the sweetbwas marvellous ans the pici piccanti as well also the location is superb

Thank Vera N
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This was undoubtedly one of the best meals of our trip. I am still regretting that I didn't order the dish that my husband did (bolognese) and I can't wait to go back one day so that I can order it. I still daydream about that dish.

Thank Gabriella K
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Have been eating at Nilo's excellent restaurant for some time now and each time it is a pleasure. The restaurant's low key elegance is always appealing but the real draw is the excellent food and the warm welcome that never fails to deliver, time and time again. I was last here with my daughter for dinner. It was the first... More 

3 Thank PMDS54
Nashua, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Spent a morning learning so much from the lovely cooks! We made everything for the restaurant's dinner. We laughed and learned lots! Then we had a wonderful meal to sample our cooking! An experience I shall never forget!

Thank Sueannp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Soups, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Garibaldi, 53040 Cetona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Cetona
  • Phone Number: 0578 239040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?