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Osteria delle Crete

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Via XX Settembre, 22, 53020 San Giovanni d'Asso, Italy
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this purely by chance whilst driving through Tuscany. The town seemed sleepy and quiet, and the restaurant looked unremarkable from the outside, but (amazingly) many other TA reviewers have also found it! Famous for its truffles, this is an eaterie plus small deli, and the menu was really interesting. Excellent salads, wine at 3 euros per glass, and... More 

Thank Ttravellingfan
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We were staying in the small town where this restaurant is located. We were really surprised at the quality of the food and some of the unusual dishes offered by this restaurant. The restaurant has a few curry dishes and some in our group said they were excellent. We had excellent homemade pasta, soup and mains. We enjoyed our meal.... More 

Thank Atlantan1972
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We went for lunch during the truffles festival in November. When I called for reservations, there were none, but when we went by on the early side for lunch, we were able to get the last table. Everything that we ordered was absolutely delicious with a carafe of their house red, dessert and coffee. Would highly recommend.

Thank relco
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Ohhh.....my.....Goodness! You haven't had truffle pasta until you've come here! Our own private room for a group of 7 traveling women by our Host/Tour guide, I wiped my plate clean wanting more!!!

Thank marinazee
Moorestown, New Jersey
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Having been traveling through Italy for 2 weeks we have come to expect that no matter how small or remote a village or hamlet may be, at least 2 or more restaurants there will be nothing less than fabulous. This place in a tiny hilltop town with not a whole lot going on, was yet another gem in an increasing... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The owner is a sweet delight and her food is different and wonderful. The lamb chops are so flavorful and the chicken and turkey loaf meal is tender and scrumptious.

Thank Mac M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant. We are here twice. The food is terrific. The pasta is homemade. The tagliata was beautiful. The view is amazing when you sit outside.

Thank GSchreurs
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

this is fresh and impressively good food. A family of five we each enjoyed our meals thoroughly. My guinea fowl terrine with truffles and peach and pear salad was just so good. My pudding however reached new heights entirely - ricotta mousse with caramelised peanuts and the most delicately flavoured fine cheese straws... Sublime. This will probably be the most... More 

Thank dickydav
Incline Village, Nevada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The owner of this delightful restaurant is quite talented. She has stepped out of the box with her Tuscan creations. The food has a traditional quality with a modern flair Loved the experience! thank you!

Thank Lisa A
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

excellent food! yummy truffle ravioli and tasting led by known connoisseurs. We found this restaurant in tiny San Giovanni and it was one of our most memorable meals.

Thank Omar R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via XX Settembre, 22, 53020 San Giovanni d'Asso, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Giovanni d'Asso
  • Phone Number: 390577803076

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?