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La Buca di Enea

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Via della Buca, 10, 53026, Pienza, Italy
0578/748653
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Kristiansand, Norway
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

By recommendation we visited this restaurant one night in Pienza. A very small and crowded place - with a very busy owner. The food was excellent and as expected with some good wines in glasses to follow. After the service had been done in the restaurant, the owner had more time to talk and be the host he wanted to... More 

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Slovenia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is very great! It is the local food. The boar is a little bit spicie, but it is tastie. You shood try it!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been here before, I was keen to visit with my partner. It did not disappoint. The food was indeed fabulous, a terrific wine list - friendly and helpful service / once again it did not disappoint. The owner who also cooks the food is clearly proud of his restaurant - don't want to tell too many people or I... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In five days we had lunch here 4 times. Great food. Friendly owner. It is a tiny place that doesn't close in the afternoon which is why we orginally went. Most places in the area close after lunch and we arrived after lunch from Florence: very hungry. We returned again and again because the food was so good.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate a lot of very good bruschetta throughout Tuscany, but the very best we had was served at La Buca di Enea. The tomatoes were just bursting with flavor. All other items were excellent too. Definitely a must visit restaurant in Pienza.

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Bethesda
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199 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch at the recommendation of a friend. The restaurant is tiny but it was excellent. The bruschetta was so fresh and tasty. I had delicious grilled vegetables. My husband enjoyed pasta with duck. Highly recommend

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Thank 3girlsBethesda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great tiny restaurant. When I say tiny, I mean five tables. You will need a reservation, for sure. It is run by one person who does it all. He greets you, seats you takes your order and goes back in the kitchen and makes your food! And that food was just so, so very good! I had... More 

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Thank Pat S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family, having driven through the heart of Tuscany, visited this place at around 8:30. We ordered the traditional Tuscan pasta, duck meat pasta, and lasagne. Everything was prepared in an instant and was set before us. Through the food, the essence of Tuscany could be felt, while the comforting home cooked food warmed the stomach. Overall, this was a... More 

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Naples, Italy
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We spent a day in Pienza and a highlight was lunch at La Buca di Enea. We had the special cheese platter with a bottle of wine, and everything was delicious.

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Thank Ajnbartlett
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Tiny little restaurant tucked away on a side street, but well worth the visit. Fabulous food and wine and the owner treats you to a bottle of Limoncello at the end of your meal. When we returned the following day, we received a bottle of Grappa, as well as Limoncello! By our third visit, we ordered two glasses of Brunello... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Buca, 10, 53026, Pienza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Pienza
  • Phone Number: 0578/748653

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