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Via Castellana, 7, 56030 Orciatico, Lajatico, Italy
0587 641082
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Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I went there at least 10 times the last 6 months and felt always immediate at home. The restaurant is runned by an amazing family who will do everything for his clients. Our little son was threated as a king! The mother cooks nice, honest and typical food. You can taste that every dish is made with love.

1 Thank MagaliVR
Angouleme, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We (5) went there after a recommendation from a local rep handing over our accommodation in the area and without wi fi we didn't look at the reviews on Tripadvisor beforehand, just took a chance for a Sunday lunch. Thus I do not recognise as the same place some of the bad/no so good reviews given previously. It's only a... More 

Thank Alan O
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were looking forward to eating here as many reviews suggested we would get local cuisine, not a lot of choice but based on what was in that day. The antipasta was good - reasonable portion and tasty. The pasta was also reasonable but fairly bland choices - tomato (can't remember the other) but no hare or wild boar. The... More 

Thank EveshamMoo
York, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The restaurant is situated up a slight hill, giving you a nice view over the village. We ate here twice while in Tuscany, the service was attentive & swift (even when the restaurant was short staffed). The menu is limited, as you get served what they have prepared however the Tourist menu for €20 is excellent value. You get Antipasti,... More 

Thank Edward L
Mariano Comense, Italy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The small dining room has a real Food Trough for cattle dating back probably 200 years at least which is where the resturant get's it's provocative name "la Mangiatoia" but that is the only special feature a visitor finds here. The service is basic to say the least with no proper menu nor detailed explanation by the man of the... More 

1 Thank Colm53
York, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We dined here twice and both times were impressed by chef and staff which were welcoming and professional at all times to us. Food is limited as they do one menu but at least the quality does not suffer for this and was the same both nights we visited. They do not speak a lot of English but we managed... More 

Thank lisbo
Surlingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

La Mangiatoia fits in perfectly with the village of Orciatico. You feel that it might not exist without the tourist trade but visit it and it gives a perfect taste of Italy. The choice is limited to what is on the set menu (excellent value at twenty euros) but is cooked fresh and to order. However, that said we revisited... More 

Thank NorfolkBigfish
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

In this very picturesque Italian village, La Mangiatoia was the cherry on the cake. It's a family-run restaurant (the son who waited on us the 4 times we went called through to mama) and even looks stereotypically Italian. The food is simple but very well prepared and is actually the best food me and my parents have ever eaten out.... More 

Thank MoonshinePurple
Genk, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was great to have dinner in an old cattleshed which was accurately renovated respecting its century-old structures. I retain a pleasant recollection of the resturant "La Mangiatoia", where I was several times during my week-long stay in Orciatico. This resturant is run by a pleasant family and the service, though informal, is attendive and cordial. The choise is not... More 

Thank Lhala L
London, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have spent two weeks in this sweet little village in Tuscany, and it was a delightful experience and everyone was so nice. This is why "La mangiatoia", where we (film and cast crew) were eating every day, cannot get away with their bad behaviour. The food is average, sometimes too salty, often overcooked, the wine is cheap supermarket booze... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Castellana, 7, 56030 Orciatico, Lajatico, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Lajatico  >  Orciatico
  • Phone Number: 0587 641082

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?