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“Only if you want an authentic regional meal”

L Osteria del Merlo
Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Cetona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 15, 2013

This place was the best find of our whole trip. Let me put it to you this way....this is where the locals eat. Enough said. Amazing!

Thank Jesus A
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is a great find which we stumbled on returning from a trip to Sicily travelling back to Parma. The food is freshly prepared with local ingredients and within traditional tastes and is delightful not only because of the friendly and engaging owner and his daughter who is the Chef, but also because of their intense passion for the local fresh ingredients and the delightful wines. Be prepared for an unrushed and relaxed lunch or dinner here and be patient because nothing is prepared en masse. Very reasonable prices and will definately be returning here again!

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Thank Nicholas R
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Merlo offers an innovative take on Tuscan cuisine. Well served, presented, and flavorful, this tucked away little osteria is a god find.

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous restaurant, atmospheric setting and very friendly staff (with great English, for those with less than excellent Italian). The food was simply wonderful, haute Italian, I had the most lovely duck with a peppered potato cake. Lovely selection of wine too, including by the glass.

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Locals say the best restaurant on the piazza is Da Nilo. Da Nilo is very good, but I found Merlo even better. The restaurant is located in a renovated prison tower and tucked away near the end of the piazza.
The chef had several creative and savory offerings when we were there in early September 2012.
Try the tomato confit as an appetizer, it's a wonderful take on a typical caprese salad. All of the entrees looked good, we tried the Pici pasta dish, the salmon, and the steak. As a side dish, the zucchini flan is perfect. On the dessert menu, definitely try the cupcake! Yum!
Three of us had dinner, wine, and dessert for 120 Euro.

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