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“Fantastic experience”

L Osteria del Merlo
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Cetona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

I visited this wonderful restaurant two years ago and on returning in September the experience was every bit as good.
The young chef, a lady is a fantastic chef and on the two occasions I had a meal there on this trip the food was quite simply outstanding. They have an extensive wine list to fit every budget.

All in all a memorable trip

  • Visited September 2013
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New Jersey
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“Great Food”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We happened to be in Cetona and we found Osteria del Merlo. We had a wonderful and delicious lunch and met the owner, Danielle. This is a restaurant that will be on our list of return to places.
Mary Ann and Brando DeOliveira

  • Visited September 2013
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“Amazing restaurant”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We ate here three times in our week at Cetona, it was so good we kept going back. Every meal we had was as perfect as the last.

Wonderfully welcoming owner, always greeting with a smile and happy to offer advice on his amazing selection of wines.

Lovely location, superb food, friendly host, great wine, and such good value. We couldn't keep away.

  • Visited September 2013
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Lennik
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“Great experience!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Tried this restaurant based on the great reviews, and we were not disappointed! Original local dishes at fair prices and an amazing wine list! The setting and service are great as well!

Visited September 2013
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“Excellent in every way”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

We at twice in this restaurant during a week staying in a house nearby and enjoyed it a lot on both occasions with fresh local food and very pleasant service. Particularly good were slices of beef cooked in a rosemary infusion, duck breast with nuts and grapes and a simple brilliant porcini soup. Huge wine list with many very reasonably priced local choices. With a nice little outdoor terrace on lower edge of the old square and properly laid tables this is a very good choice,

  • Visited September 2013
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