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Frazione Il Merlo N 27, 53031 Casole d'Elsa, Italy
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The service was very good and they made the kids pasta and sausages with tomato sauce. My fish ravioli was just ok and my husband's Quattro stagioni pizza was just ok. The olive oil was ok - and not very nice.

Thank SKD73
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

This is the only restaurant in El Merlo. It is a short drive from the center of Casole d'Elsa and a walk or a shorter drive from the Hotel Aquaviva where we stay. The restaurant has now been handed down to the 'children' and is still delicious with many many selections on the menu and every thing is home made... More 

Thank Karen S
Milan, Italy
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102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

We asked for a dish with salami, ham and other tuscany specialities including crostini and fegatini. The food was not good and we both had stomac ache

Thank mysuite21
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non ci permettiamo mai di scriticare i palati delle persone ma dato che come ha detto lei è il "caso"... More 

Nice, France
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

Great Restaurant! We passed by on a Saturday afternoon while on the drive f=down to La Maremma . I just love the local restaurants and this one did not disappoint. They were preparing for a big party but took us anyway. The service was excellent. The menu was vast and we ordered too much as all seemed so yummy! We... More 

Thank Lyorac
Somerset, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

I great pizza restaurant with lots to choose from. The price was very reasonable and the portions were generous, we read on a previous review about being served scissors with our pizza and it was so cool. I would recommend this place for a cheap evening out with a true Italian feel to it

Thank Charles H
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015

Not good, helpings way too large, mushrooms on my pizza out of a tin, couldn't taste the difference in the cheeses on my Quatro Formagio (4 cheese) very sloppy, my mothers dish would have fed an army.

Thank samanthah904
Bamford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were shocked to be told that Vincenzo has retired (well deserved!), but Il Merlo's standards are being maintained by the new owner. The food is still fresh, well-cooked and presented following a very welcome complimentary glass of Prosecco. We look forward to our next visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2014

2 years since we last came , we drove past Il Merlo on our way in from the airport and booked for our first night. Vincenzo greeted us as warmly as ever - we ended up eating there 3 times over our holiday all meals were of a good standard whether it was the pizza's very generous portions and very... More 

Thank Michael W
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a villa in Casole d'Elsa for a week and came here 3 times - all were good both in terms of the value a food quality. The staff are also great and they speak good English. The wild boar pappardelle is the best pasta in my mind and they make great pizza. A nice touch is that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

From our villa near Volterra we stumbled across this very well attended local & traditional looking Italian restaurant which to our pleasing turned out to be quite superb! Greeted upon our entrance by Vincenzo we found him to be very welcoming & throughout the whole experience nothing was too much trouble. It was quite apparent that many of the local... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frazione Il Merlo N 27, 53031 Casole d'Elsa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Casole d'Elsa
  • Phone Number: 390577948638

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