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Il Grillo e Buoncantore

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Piazza XX Settembre, 10, Chiusi, Italy
+39 0578 20112
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

So glad we found this place on the central piazza in Chiusi. The food and the service were exemplary-- the best we had all week in Italy. Lovely little shaded courtyard out front made for the perfect lunch spot. Diverse menu and excellent wine list. Chef prepared food was spot on. I suspect it may be the best place in... More 

Thank LittleWashita
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Food was exceptional. Service was very good and friendly. Location is absolutely charming. We ate outside on the square. A great evening out.

Thank Mike L
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We ve been a few times. Gorgeous location in the middle of the old town, outside a few tables...desirable..though inside the decor is ok. Very friendly always ..food tries to deviate from the standard Tuscan norm..though they do the standard stuff pretty well. The tagliata and the pasta are fine. Wine reasonably priced. Overall delightful.

Thank Mark D
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

On beautiful evening sit out on the covered piazza in the main square of the old town and enjoy this five star service. We were a little early, around 8pm, and easily found atable. Later the outside tables filled fast with a combination of tourists and locals. The meal started with a complementary glass of Prosecco filled by a beautiful... More 

Thank John S
Rome, Italy
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

I have only been here once so take it with a grain of salt but I didn't find this place as overwhelming as many have written here. Everything they brought was fine, even good, but somehow not spectacular. My pasta with broccoli and sausages was really very good but very salty, a little too much for it not to be... More 

Thank Zappalives60
Toronto, Canada
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110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015

We wandered Chiusi looking for a place for dinner and arrived at Grillo Buoncantore. Pleased that we found it. Very friendly service and the choice of pizzas is large, and reasonable, and the house wine is quite good. We were in the small front room but there also seems to be much more seating hidden way so don't be concerned... More 

Thank Chris S
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food in this restaurant is unlikely to disappoint. The young chef is part of the "slow food" movement and the resulting meat is deliciously tender and perfectly prepared. Plenty of interesting taste combinations. The restaurant itself is very traditional, and the tables outside looked onto a pretty piazza. I was with my family and we visited this restaurant on... More 

Thank Mike G
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172 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2015

This restaurant is very closely tied to the Slowfood movement which means they use local artisanal products, and the owner can talk for ages about where all their ingredients come from and how they are grown or produced. We ate an amazing array of starters, pastas made from all sorts of grains, and meats ranging from rabbit to local Chianina... More 

Thank marcopolo1964
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2015

Small restaurant right in the old part of Chiusi..nice outdoor seating in the warm weather as well. Food was nicely presented..good wine as well.

Thank expatgal8
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2014

We came here for lunch after visiting the Etruscan underground sights as its conveniently located near the museum. They were very friendly, and we got some prosecco and fresh bread with olive oil as soon as we went in (apple juice for the kids). The antipasti for 2 was spectacular (see picture). The menu is quite varied, and has a... More 

Thank Dorian D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza XX Settembre, 10, Chiusi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Chiusi
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 20112

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