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Il Colombaio di Mariva Benucci

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Loc. Colombaio, 53031 Casole d'Elsa, Italy
+390577948453
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 95
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good wine list

Exellent one star Michelin restaurant with extra tastings besides the tasting menu that we chose. Very competent staff who really knew their metier. An extremely competent and humble chef asking by the end of our dinner if we had enjoyed it and if everything was ok.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Exellent one star Michelin restaurant with extra tastings besides the tasting menu that we chose. Very competent staff who really knew their metier. An extremely competent and humble chef asking by the end of our dinner if we had enjoyed it and if everything was ok.

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Thank Johaug
Blantyre, Blantyre, Malawi
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We were treated to a beautiful meal here by close family friends and what a treat it was...the menu had a great variety of different types of dishes from vegetarian to meats & game to fish as well. Each plate was a work of art in itself and we all could not resist taking photos before starting to eat. The... More 

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Thank Mary_Kassam
Erding, Germany
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Guys, not sure whether I am allowed to post 2 entries in 3 months for the same restaurant, but rest asured, they do not pay me for that plus I have to tell something new. First time we came this year we picked from the menu and it was great, but as a vegetarian I did not have too many... More 

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Thank Magic_Jenny
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the whole experience. Very friendly staff and great food with excellent local wine. It is expensive but worth it if you are in the area

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Thank azzace
Province of Barcelona, Spain
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is very much worth its Michelin star as everything from the freshly cooked bread to the desserts are magical.Do not omit the sole lobster nor strawberry soup.Buen appetito

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Thank traboulsi
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I cannot say enough good things about the dinner my husband and I had here. It is a meal I will remember for years to come. First of all, we did not even realize this restaurant had a michelin star until halfway through the meal, but let me tell you it is very well deserved. We have eaten at our... More 

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1 Thank kna447
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The first time we came here, everything was perfect, the food, the service, the ambiance. The second time, we went for dinner and it was chilly inside, and the food was a great disappointment. I've never seen such a minute portion of fois gras on a plate and for 22 euro, it was a bit ridiculous. The pidgeon was also... More 

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2 Thank Lauretta679
singapore
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248 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Truthfully, we should have discovered this gem sooner - the ambience, the food and the wine all work together to produce a deeply satisfying dinner in the small hilltown (paesa) of Casole d'Elsa. The four of us had the Il Colombaio degustazione menu for 55 euros each. Compared to many world class city restaurants, this is 40% less expensive and... More 

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Holmdel, New Jersey
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This place has a high rating, but also has the pricing to go with it. It is very similar to a high end NYC restaurant, with presentation being more important than value. If you are into the sommelier tasting your $150 euro bottle of wine to tell you it's good, then be my guest. Food was very good, service was... More 

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2 Thank Mike B
San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

What constitutes excellence? Others could take lessons from this warm inviting country chic atmosphere. You are greeted warmly, the menu is presented and discussed and the owner and staff engage you as long lost friends even if this is your first visit. The tasting menus were excellent and even if you have food concerns (gluten) they adapt to any need.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Loc. Colombaio, 53031 Casole d'Elsa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Casole d'Elsa
  • Phone Number: +390577948453

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  • Cuisine: Italian

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