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Convento St. Francesco, Cetona, Italy
+39 0578 238015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything from the quiet tour of the grounds (first monastery founded by Francis of Asissi! chapel still standing), to the dining room (small, beautiful, large painting by Leonardo da Vinci!), to of course the fabulous meal itself. 9 beautiful courses paired with wine. 100 euro per person and worth every cent.

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016

The restaurant was a unique experience, beautiful location and the food was quite good but the service and the prices did not supersede my expectations to say the least. I feel one could have far greater dining experiences in Italy. We were also the only guests in the restaurant on a Thursday night.

Thank 299Tish
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2016

After spending 4 days in Cetona, and really enjoying the local restaurants, we were looking forward to lunch here. The location is lovely and the staff welcoming but I can understand why we were the only diners... 100 Euros person is just far too much for the quality of food we were served. The pasta was too thick, the meat... More 

1 Thank Alex D
Santa Barbara, California
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2016

An etherial, gastronomic, spiritual luncheon. Price is of no consequence to what you will come away with from dining here. A gem of a lifetime experience. Grazie Mille!

2 Thank dennissuzanne2016
Dallas, TX
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at La Frateria Di Padre Eligio last Friday. We went on a recommendation from some friends who had lunch there last year. They did not steer us wrong. It was probably the best overall dining experience of my life and one I will not forget. The grounds and gardens of this restored Franciscan Monastery... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

I last visited La frateria 14 years ago and was delighted to find it as welcoming as ever. We were the only diners for lunch and had the terrace to ourselves. The food was outstanding - all eight courses. The staff went out of their way to cater for my gluten free companion. The stand out taste was the home... More 

Thank saramumford
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went on the recommendation of a friend in Washington DC who had lived in Tuscany for quite sometime. Probably the best recommendation we had on our trip. The grounds are superb -- a magnificently restored Franciscan Monastery dating back to the time of St. Francis with beautiful grounds and gardens. It serves as the home to a group of... More 

Thank Paul O
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2015

A friend recommended this as "a rustic place for a nice lunch." It is certainly much more than that! We arrived and were greeted by our young host for the afternoon. After a short tour of the spectacular grounds and an explanation of how the place works as a centre for recovering young people we were shown to the dining... More 

1 Thank Marcus F
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2014

There is nothing not to like about dining at La Frateria. The entire experience, from the drive there, the grounds, the tour , the interior design and decor, the service and of course the food come together to make to make, dining at La Frateria one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. . .

2 Thank Shakerado
Timbuktu, Mali
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2014

You won't forget this eating adventure. The food was great, but the total experience was worth the price/trouble to drive here. The host met us at the door, and showed us the church, the fresco, the wine cellar, and explained the history of the convent. Moreover, I felt that this restaurant had a soul: the food was fresh and adventuresome.... More 

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Italian, Mediterranean
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  • Address: Convento St. Francesco, Cetona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Cetona
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 238015

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