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$22 - $43
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Italian, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Tuscan, Central-Italian
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This lively restaurant with a young, vibrant atmosphere stands next to the butcher’s shop run by the same family. The menu features delicious Tuscan cu...
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Reviewed June 2, 2023

Of all the meals that we had during our two-week stay in Italy which took us to Rome, Siena, Monsummano Terme, and Florence, our dinner at Il Maialetto was by the far the most enjoyable and delicious. The location was near to the Grotta Giusti...Thermal Spa where we were staying. It feels more like a restaurant for locals which is what we were looking for. We ordered the T Bone steak for two people. The chef summoned us to the table where he advised us the cut and thickness of our steak. The steak was absolutely fabulous and the price was very reasonable, about half of what we paid in Florence. They have an excellent wine selection as well. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 8, 2023 via mobile

The restaurant delivers what i promises: excellent quality meat prepared to perfection. We ordered tartare and it was melting in the mouth. The sides were delicious and of course the Fiorentina… prepared skillfully. We love meat and tried many Fiorentinas in famous restaurants in Florence...and Tuscany. This was one of the best we had. Service is lovely, wine was good. Would come back for sure if in the area.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed January 3, 2023

We recently stayed at the Grotta Giusti Thermal Spa Resort Tuscany property, and were looking for some additional "local flavor" after the nice meal we'd had the night before in-town, so we again walked into town to partake in this Michelin-starred dining experience. There was...both inside and outside seating, but due to the chilly nature of the evening we chose to eat indoors. I'd heard that this restaurant was attached to an accompanying butcher shop, and that their steaks were to die for...so that was our meal game plan! We started things off with some wine and cicchetti, then they came to the table with some exquisite cuts of beef for us to choose from. We took the "upgraded" path and ordered a thick cut t-bone steak along with sides of sautéed field greens, potatoes and fried mushrooms. As it turns out, our eyes were much bigger than our stomachs, as it was soooo much food! But, every bite was delicious and satisfying so of course we ate it all. The steak was cooked to a medium-rare perfection and the charred exterior made for smoky and sizzling bites that were meant to be savored. Good thing we got a ride back to the hotel, as both my wife and I were in food coma heaven after this meal!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022

Family owned and run with their own hogs and fabulous supply of great beef. Started with homemade prosciutto and continued on to Florentine steak, which was done absolutely perfectly. Friendly staff. Outdoor seating on the patio. Not cheap, but well worth it.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed August 25, 2021 via mobile

Let yourself be guided by the chef for a delicious evening. Staff is very kind and helpfull, cosy interieur. And best for last, the meat they serve is absolutly amazing!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

Amazing typical restaurant where meet and salami are the king! Great portions, wonderful tasted and flavored meat and bread too. Desserts are top 👍🏻! Location on a corner easy to see and park around. People are so gentle and you may feel they love their...job! 100% recommended!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

Our favorite panini in Italy😍 Delicious meats, cheeses and tasty bread 🥖 Friendly, exceptional service with a smile. Loved the house vino and flavored teas. The hostess happily translated into English for us and it was much appreciated 🥰 worth checking out 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

Delicious and succulent meat - plus other goodies too! Excellent dining. Also try their mini take-away and eat-in on a few stools in Corsa Roma, Montecatini Terme. Happy staff, spotless and those warm rolls!...

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We went to Il Maialetto to eat a fiorentina and we choose wisely: great steak, also with the butcher showing the whole piece of meat and explaining how it’s going to be done. To visit!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Very good tuscany food, I recommend it especially for the local salami and for the divine fiorentina.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

This butcher appears to have expanded in to restaurants in town. Super food, wonderful service and great value. Yes it's not 'cheap' but the quality is 100x better than what you get in Firenze for this price. Very much recommend this, make sure to have...some grappa after dinner.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Good restaurant if you like porc meat. We were the only tourists here, it was full of local people which is positive because they know as no other where the best restaurants are.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I drop by Il Maialetto each time I visit Montecatini alto and it has long been a must for me and my friends. Since I really appreciate their beef, on my way back home I buy some kg of fiorentina, salsiccia and prosciutto toscano. The...wine selection is quite good and honestly the recharge is very low, which is a plus. Well done.More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely perfect! We enjoyed the antipasta and after we had of course the steak!!! That was perfect! We came back the next day because it is worth it!

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed July 26, 2015

Visited twice whilst staying near Monsummano Terme. Obviously popular and busy with locals which speaks volumes. Two courses 30 euros for water, house wine, starter and fiorentina style steak. In line with the rest of the ambience the staff were informal and pleasant. It's not...fine dining but if it's quality together with value you're looking for, give it a go.More

Date of visit: July 2015
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Il Maialetto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4