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La Buca di Enea

Via della Buca, 10, 53026, Pienza, Italy
+39 0578 748653
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bruschetta” (29 reviews)
“wild boar” (24 reviews)
“pici” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
$$ - $$$
Via della Buca, 10, 53026, Pienza, Italy
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

As someone who has lived in Rome, Italy for 3.5 years, I am getting increasingly hard to impress but this place did it! First off, we didn't have a reservation and were a party of 8 and they were able to fit us in! It...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank martinof138
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

The food here is really good. Traditional local dishes simply but perfect Loved the relaxed atmosphere. Down a side street opp the bike rental shop. My favourite was the local pecorino cheese melted with honey and walnuts. Divine

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cazzie07
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This restaurant had been recommended by the place we were staying, so our expectations were pretty high. When we arrived we were the only ones there, so you would have thought we'd be greeted and approached right away. We were not. Eventually the owner (and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Delicious food .New owners are great and really super pasta and meats. It has a charming atmosphere .Pienza has many really good restaurants and this is one of them. We shall return next year to enjoy their authentic Tuscan food.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ProvenceFan001
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Love the husband and wife team of Emilio & Joelma. Great spicy garlic sphagetti, warm sheep cheese with walnut and honey and warm bread with chick peas! Topped it with beautiful wine and cappucino! Great personal service too. Google doesn't show ristorante name too well....More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Patrick C
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Excellent dinner in busy restaurant with friendly staff. Although full we were not kept waiting. Had the wild boar which was excellent followed by a home made dessert. Reasonably priced. Would go back again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PMB54
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

In seeking a quiet place to have lunch.......we stumbled upon La Buca di Enea. A small cafe down a side street away from the day trippers that were sauntering up and down the main thoroughfare. The two outdoor and 3 indoor tables that were set...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank JVK084
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

After completing a 50 mile ride and 3,200 feet of climbing, we needed a solid meal. This hit all the marks. The pasta cinghale was great. The owner was really friendly. And we stayed for three hours, slowly devouring one course after another,enjoying the vino,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We were looking around Pienza for lunch and found this place on Google Maps, which was very lucky because it was away from the main piazza and we would not have found it otherwise. Everything was great. The food was delicious, starting with a crostini...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bssc81
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Owner does everything, takes orders, runs food, rings you up. Tiny restaurant, maybe 10 tables? We had to wait a little while but totally worth it, You have to try the pappardelle al cinghiale. Pasta with a wild boar ragu. Its one of the best...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank David F
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August 24, 2016|
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Response from Sunfloweramara | Reviewed this property |
On second thought, i think the have 3 tables for 4 and one small so you may just fit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, 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: +39 0578 748653
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Locale accogliente dove si possono gustare ottimi piaci della tradizione pientina, s condì piatti tradizioneli ed ottimi taglieri di pecorini e salumi, nonche crostoni, bruschette e fondute
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