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Loc 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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Milan, Italy
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86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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
Nice, France
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

1 Thank BamfordOwl
London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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119 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank BalancedCritic2014
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank George W
Bamford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Vincenzo has to be the most enthusiastic restauranteur in the area. His food is fresh, well cooked and presented and service is always with a smile. Every time we visit (twice this holiday) there is a high proportion of locals eating there and it is particularly welcoming for children. You wouldn't pick Il Merlo on its external appearance, but don't... More 

1 Thank BamfordOwl
London England
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Just reading a previous review by someone who said it was the worst restaurant experience ever - find it had to believe but they must have been really unlucky. We found Il Merlo quite by accident while staying at the Aquaviva Hotel. We went because it was a 15 min walk from our hotel so my husband didn't have to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, 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: Loc 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?