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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When in La Buca di Enea you HAVE TO try a plate of ham and sausage and their pasta! Its toscanian and home made and we emptied our plates even though we werent too hungry. :) The host absolutely loves what he is doing and we could taste it in the food. Unforgettable experience!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tiny restaurant is divine. We had to wait a bit, but it was well worth it. We shared by he tomato caprese salad, ravioli, and wild boar. All were excellent. We sat next to the lady who operates the bike rental store next door. She gave us great Intel on Italian cooking and best biking months in Italy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this small restaurant during our 3 day visit in Pienza. We read good critics and wanted to try it out. First of all Antonio, the guy who runs the place, is a fantastic host. All the pasta we tried in the 2 times we ate there (yes we returned for more) were great. Its not a place with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The smallest restaurant I've ever been to - can seat maybe 20 people, but lovely food! Best Caprese (sweetest, tastiest tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella). We had lasagne and pasta with mushrooms for main course. This was followed by a complimentary Grappa, Lemon or Liquirizia liqueur. Highly recommended!

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant recommended to us was closed. We stumbled on this gem by accident. Possibly the best salad we ever had. Tomatoes bursting with flavour. Amazing lasagna too. Cutest quaintest 5 table restaurant. Owner very friendly. After meal he gave us limoncello which I never had before but was excellent. Going back again tonight!

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Kristiansand, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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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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?