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“The perfect Italian eatery”
Review of La Vecchia Osteria - CLOSED

La Vecchia Osteria
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Enzo's "La Vecchia Osteria" was the very first "real" authentic Tuscan eatery I went to on my very first visit to Italy and it is still the gold standard by which I judge others. The food is fresh, made with local rustic ingredients, and served in a perfect location with views over the surrounding countryside. Enzo is a wonderful host, greeting us warmly every time we returned. The delicious dishes that come from the kitchen continue to inspire me even now. I highly recommend the pasta with tomato and basil and olive oil - a simple and wonderful "prima" that is known to our family even now as "Enzo Pasta." Monterchi is a beautiful hillside town right on the border of Tuscany and Umbria, which we found as a perfect base for exploring the area.

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Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We have been to la Vecchia Osteria (known as 'Enzo's' to locals) about a dozen times over the past 5 yrs. We go back because, despite trying many others, we have never found a more enjoyable traditional, local Osteria. Enzo treated us like friends right from the first visit.
The food is simple but very well cooked, traditional Tuscan cuisine.
It is at its best on a Saturday night - full of local families enthusiastically enjoying the excellent local grilled meat and perfect pasta.
We once hired the whole place for 30 friends and family (the night before our wedding). Enzo managed to serve a genuinely excellent three courses, included well cooked steaks. Top stuff.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Our family of 2 adults and 1 toddler ate here last night. We arrived early because we were with our little one. The owner sat us at a nice table and found a decent high chair for our toddler. We had excellent antipasti, pasta dishes and a meat main course. The pasta was excellent. The meat - steak with rocket leaves and local cheese - was good. But not the best steak I've had... But I guess that's the butchers fault? It was cooked very well - rare. They didn't ask us how we like our steak cooked but we like rare so that was ok for us.

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2  Thank Charlotte S
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Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile
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Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile
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