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Il Silene

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Localita Pescina, 58038 Seggiano, Italy
+39 (0)564950805
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Brussels, Belgium
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there in family (7 persons) including my 5y old daughter who received kind attention from the Chef. Dishes were generally excellent (rabbit, risotto, pastas, fine raw beef, vegetables in pastry...) but chicken was poorly presented for a restaurant of that level. Waiter and Chef behave with great professionalism towards us during whole meal but Chef was absent when... More 

Thank Rimandjaro
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The food was terrible, it really was - even if we had payed less than half in a 'standard' Osteria/Trattoria or even a gasoline station. The starter was a puff pastry basket with some vegetables in it - carrot, peppers, celery and a poached egg. Puff pastry basket? Hello, 1960's called! Anyway, the vegetables where really underwhelming - slightly boiled... More 

Thank Rebecka G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We recently had wonderful lunch at Il Silene, which was recommended to us by our hosts at Castello di Pontentino, Seggiano. Every aspect of the experience was superb starting with the professional service. Based on Chef Roberto's morning shopping recommendation my husband had a delicious steak tartare to start, and the courses that followed were just as delicious. The surprise... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This restaurant came so highly recommended perhaps we were bound to be a little disappointed. The service was superb and the wine was excellent but looking back on the food at a distance of a few weeks, the only memorable thing was the delicious desert with candy floss as an ingredient. I found too much skin in my chicken which... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

My wife and I have been coming here for 14 years and have loved every meal. Chef/owner Roberto Rossi and Chef Lella's tortelli remains special even as every dish is outstanding in both taste and appearance on the plate. Service has remained friendly and professional and the wine list is very well chosen and well priced. Near the base of... More 

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New York City
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

My friends and I ate at Silene last week. We arrived a bit early and sat in the bar/lounge area, which was very relaxing. The food was quite good, especially my ravioli, and the service was excellent. I liked that the restaurant, while formal, was very quiet and relaxing.

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

in the most unpredictable place up on the monte Amiata slopes is located this old-world restaurant which serves exquisite Tuscan food by chef Roberto Rossi. a Michelin start rightly given!

Thank amitaib
Santa Fiora, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Lovely appetiser (crema di zucchini with gnocchetti). The starters were stellar (cestino con verdure and battuta di carne) Pigeon raviolini. Stupendous. Tortelli very special. Papardelle with guinea fowl sauce wonderful. Capretto very good as was the carrè di maiale. Excellent wine list. We had a very special Templari di Montenidoli 2008 and the Chianti Classico Castelo di Ama 2011. Very... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It's an effort to get to Il Silene - located somewhere between Montalcino and Montepulciano - but please do make the trip. You will have unique experience in terms of food and true Italian hospitality and style. Roberto, Chef Patron, is a real star presenting classic favours and tastes of Tuscany in his own special way. My wife and I... More 

Thank Krzysztof K
Ystad, Sweden
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Me and my wife had the smaller testing menu and our daughter a pasta with dessert. Roberto suggested a 20 year old Brunello which was perfect with the food. He greeted us welcome on the stairs, and kept in close contact with us during the whole meal. Classic Tuscan cuisine with a modern, inspired twist, well worth it's first star.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Localita Pescina, 58038 Seggiano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Grosseto  >  Seggiano
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)564950805

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