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Il Frantoio

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Via della Madonna 9, 56040 Montescudaio, Italy
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Frist to say is that I love Italian Food and I always expect good food, but here, you really get something special. The food is cooked with love and you can taste it with every bite. Its small but thats what makes it special. Want to taste the real tuscan food from this zone, eat here!

Thank RetoTina
Basel, Switzerland
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This restaurant is set in the beautiful village of Montescudaio in the Tuscan hills. It is a small, family run place. The restaurant with its rustic decor has maybe 10-12 tables. The menu varies frequently and uses only seasonal, regional products. I heartily recommend the salumi plate as an appetizer. Excellent quality. Portion is large and could easily be shared... More 

Thank Tom B
Munich, Germany
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant because it is recommended in several restaurant guides. We all agreed that we disagree with the guides! The dishes were ok but definitely do not deserve any kind of overwhelming words. In general the food is lacking refinement/subtleties. For example, the porcini came raw with a few slices of Parmesan cheese and some olive oil.... More 

Thank A M
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had dinner there last night . The perfect dinner to finish our week of holidays in Tuscany. We have a three year old so by 7pm we try to find an open place, not always easy in Italy! But the owner welcomed us, even though they were not properly open I think. Him and his son were so friendly... More 

Thank Estelle G
Leusden, The Netherlands
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A very long time ago we hd dinner here during our vacation in Montescudaio. We had to make a reservation, because they always were fully booked. Anyway, the food is very good, service is nice and very friendly. Normally I ordered mayonaise to go with fries/baked potatoe, but when I asked for mayonaise the waitress almost got "very angry" and... More 

Thank Roz1961
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130 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and can say that we were very pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is hidden away but obviously people know about it as it was very busy. The menu was not very large but had a range of foods. I opted for the tagliolini with prawns and my husband had the agnolotti which were both delicious and... More 

Thank roxyLancashire
Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stumbled across this restaurant on a Friday evening towards the end of a week in Tuscany. What a beautiful, magical place. We were treated to the most delicious experience of Italian cuisine and hospitality. It made our holiday. The restaurant was full by 8:00 pm and we felt lucky to have secured an early table without booking. The staff... More 

Thank JulieMP
Limerick, Ireland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Lovely setting, wonderful food, real warm & family welcome. Cannot wait to go back next year! This is a family run business and you are made feel part of the family without it being intrustive. I would highly recommend this.

Thank HannahFerris1971
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Wonderful, magic place! True hospitality by Giorgio, signora e Carlo. Amazing food, excellent service, great value. Worth the detour if you visit Toscana. Thank you!

Thank Guillermo_Brachetta
Berlin, Germany
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The owners of this place are really friendly and the Restaurant is very beautiful - but I had the impression that being the top-rated place in the area does not really motivate the owner to keep up to the highest (slow food) standards. Our food was basically good but most of it was not prepared "a la minute" - meaning... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$44 - $59
Mediterranean, Barbecue, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Madonna 9, 56040 Montescudaio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Montescudaio
  • Phone Number: 390586650381

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