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Osteria L'Upupa

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Via Augusto Conti 15, 56028 San Miniato, Italy
0039 0571 400429
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small magic place in the historical center of San Miniato. Go there to experience the Tuscan hospitality and the unbeatable authentic food. This small family business is run by the nicest and friendliest team you can expect. The owner is a car lover which you can see everywhere in the small restaurant. We are a family with 3 boys... More 

Thank busyhans
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seemingly just a two man (father and son) operation the continuous stream of beautifully prepared and presented food emerging from the tiny kitchen is amazing. We dined here twice during our five day stay in San Miniato and on both occasions the tiny restaurant was full to capacity yet service was prompt and friendly e.g the young waiter greeted us... More 

Thank greytraveller29
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great time at l'upupa. Small restaurant with typical toscanian dishes. Great service, only eight tables. Very friendly waitress and cook. Truffles were amazing.

Thank Don J
New York City, New York
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417 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Whether you are staying in San Miniato or just in the area, you must try out Osteria l"Upupa. We chose to have dinner here when we arrived in San Miniato, basically based on the fact that it is one of the few places open on Sunday evening. What an excellent meal! Gnochettini with pear and walnuts, Tagliarini with black truffle,... More 

Thank Trotpeg
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We had lunch at L'Upupa while travelling through Tuscany. This is a cute little place off the main street of San Miniato. The restaurant is quirky and authentically Italian. With about 8 tables, it is cosy and really charming. The place is decorated with lots of Italian memorabilia. Our waiter, and owner, prepared a delicious lunch of fresh mushrooms that... More 

Thank gallitassi
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I had a late dinner in this tiny family restaurant! The main theme is around truffles and local food! If you want pizza, go somewhere else. But the you will miss this true gem! Try the steak with truffle and rosemary baked potato and have some house wine! Great experience! I want to go back!

1 Thank ConAn2001
Tuscany, Italy
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127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is a good place to go if you like truffles; if you don't, you may wish to give it a miss since the odor of truffles is part of its ambiance. It features typical Tuscan country fare. Fore example, we chose the house antipasto and it included one plate with horse meat and another with tripe. The latter was... More 

1 Thank melrock
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We were lucky to get a table here as we didn't book. We soon learnt that you need to book in San miniato! The staff were very accommodating considering and got us a table immediately. We tried the White truffle risotto at 30 euros, which we later realised was quite pricey for the local area and we felt the flavours... More 

Thank frydayuk1
York, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

You won't leave L'Upupa hungry. It delivers good honest Tuscan fare, well cooked with excellent local ingredients, in full accordance with its image. The house wines are very acceptable and excellent value. Having dined there on a Sunday night it was clear that this is where the locals go to eat, and they're not disappointed. This is not the place... More 

Thank Julia C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We (my family including two children age 3 and 4) had lunch and dinner in this beautiful small restaurant 4 (!) times this week. We could eat here all year long. The service is so kind and the dinner is so great. We cannot pick one thing, because everything was delicious. So this is really a MUST GO in San... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Augusto Conti 15, 56028 San Miniato, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  San Miniato
  • Phone Number: 0039 0571 400429

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