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Ristorante Zaira

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Via Arunte, 12 | Chiusi -Centro Storico -, 53043, Chiusi, Italy
+39 0578 20260
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Lismore, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here back in 2003. The food and wine still memorable as with the tour by the owner of the Etruscan tunnel system underneath the restaurant which now houses the owners priceless wine collection.

Thank Paul d
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we stayed only one night in Chiusi and we went to this old style trattoria in the center of Chiusi. We took a 1.4 Kg fiorentina (we were two) The meat was absolutely superb, one of the best I have ever eaten in Tuscany. The household red wine was excellent. The Service by a young lady was accurate and friendly.... More 

Thank enrico f
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We had a large group and no one was disappointed. The food was good, and when one friend was unhappy with his meal, it was graciously replaced. The owner allowed us into a unique wine cellar housing his personal collection of fine wines. Truly worth a stop.

Thank brianmanuelginsburg
traveler in europe
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

appetizers, excellent pasta-go for the pesto lasagna-just like my mother's/ bistecca was too tough and grisly. Dolci good.

Thank paultheman
Stockholm, Sweden
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108 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Clearly the most upscale restaurant in Chiusi, but only a fraction more expensive than the rest. We ordered local food, and it is the owner, Fabio, who cooks, and his daughter who waits on you (the name Zaira comes from Fabio's grandmother). The food is very well prepared and tasty (not rich at all) and the wine list impressive and... More 

Thank Olle W
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

The food was authentic and tasty. The service was attentive and not rushed. We really enjoyed our lunch in a large group of 12 (6 adults 6 children) The owner allowed us to visit the wine cellar later on. It is amazing. Please do ask him if you get a chance.

Thank VS_trader
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The first time we came here we were the only customers the entire time. We all were all very pleased with our orders and I had the best meat dish I have ever had in an restorant - the Tagliate di Manzo in a vinegar/olive oil with rosemary and peppercorns. Delicious. We came back a week later, and that time... More 

Thank Björgvin J
Austin, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Truly an experience. The food was typical of the area; local ingredients, very fresh, flavors well balanced, and done in a way that would put any upscale Italian Restaurant in the States to shame. After dinner, YOU HAVE TO ASK, to see the Etruscan tunnels, or you may not even realize the incredible experience that lies just beneath you.

Thank Catherine C
Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Very friendly, pleasant service. Good menu and reasonable prices. A quiet Friday in March and therefore a bit lacking in atmosphere but I suspect evenings are much busier.

Thank Marie M
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant wasn't our first choice, but we were so happy to end up here. VERY reasonable priced, for 44 Euro we had: - 2 large beer + 1/2 L house wine - 2 plates of the best pasta we had in Italy (truffled gnocchi and creamy artichoke pecorino ravioli - a very small but very tasty souffle (sfogat..?) -... More 

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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
Average prices
$22 - $33
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Arunte, 12 | Chiusi -Centro Storico -, 53043, Chiusi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Chiusi
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 20260

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?