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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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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Bar ristorante pizzeria

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great local restaurant with either a great indoor atmosphere or quiet al fresco dining

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
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Chino Hills, California
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Chino Hills, California
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142 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 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 

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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.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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141 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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 

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Thank Jacek M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

When I was in santa croce for business trip. I come to this restaurant every lunch time. Everyday the menu is different, boss will choice the best food for that day and cooking very well! Also the waitress is so nice!

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Kitee, Finland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Trust the address, drive trough the road and you`ll find nice Restaurant with spacious outdoor dining area. Good service and Tasty food, lots of local people eat here.

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Ontario
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our experience at this restaurant was wonderful. We were 2 couples looking for some authentic Tuscan food and were not disappointed. The food was great the atmosphere was wonderful as were the gardens surrounding the restaurant. Charming jewel in a small Tuscan town. Fantastic pizza!!

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Bar ristorante pizzeria

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