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Il Sottobosco

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Via Barbata 21, 56020, Montopoli in Val d'Arno, Italy
+39 0571 467459
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The terrace and downstairs were crowded, so we ate upstairs, which was also cooler than downstairs. The service was good, although the waitress did not speak english very well and didn't know all the ingredients in english. She was trying hard to find the english words using Google translator. A+ for the effort. The food was nice, mostly pasta dishes.

Thank Inkeri A
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time I have ever left a review while still sitting at a restaurant. From literally the first 20 seconds of being here the food and wine started all at the suggestion of the owner Leoandro. This guy is amazing. Funny as hell. And the ultimate face of a restaurant. Food started and didn't stop. Several stops by Leo at... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is my habit .. if I am Tuscany area I have to go this restaurant. . Quality of the food and the owner is top level .. There is no words about this .. Just you go and you will see how good they are .. Another important thing is of course price .. price is also good... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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187 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

One of the best, and only restaurant in this part of Tuscany. This is located in a quiet suburb on the edge of Pisa and Florence and in an industrial/agricultural part of town. If you take google maps there you might be confused at the small one way road but just go ahead and take it. The restaurant has a... More 

1 Thank milty908
Temse, Belgium
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Not bad, but not great neither. Friendly staff, but pizza ware slightly undercooked. Bif portions. Made me think the focus was in quantity instead of quality.

Thank Tamara V
Breda, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Loved the staff, food was great and the owner is constantly walking around to make sure everything is ok. Great night and great food.

1 Thank Ron d
Telford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited Il Sottobosco a couple of times in the space of the week while we were in Montopoli. It is a little bit of drive out of town but the restaurant is beautiful (just a few minutes drive out though and more than worth it!) The service was very good with the staff able to speak good English, it is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Visited here on basis of trip advisor reviews. Unfortunately it did not live up to the reviews. Sat inside as no air con outside and lots of mosquito's etc. TV was on which wasnt a great setting for a nice evening meal . No English on menu so relied on waitress to recommend. Very little pasta on menu so kids... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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150 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place is amazing bringing both locals and tourists day by day. Really recomend it. Don't miss it go there. Place is closed on Monday evenings, otherwise open each day for lunch and dinner from7:30 pm. If you are bigger crowd, try to call and make reservation, but I had never seen Leo (the owner) to turn down a guest... More 

1 Thank Jacek M
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for three weeks in Montopoli in June of 2015. We found Il Sottobosco via tripadvisor. Our first meal there was amazing. The owner and staff were wonderful and made the meal all the more enjoyable. We must have eaten here five or six times before we left for home. I miss it already.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Soups, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Barbata 21, 56020, Montopoli in Val d'Arno, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Montopoli in Val d'Arno
  • Phone Number: +39 0571 467459
Bar ristorante pizzeria

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