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“A relaxed and charming restaurant with incredible views”
Review of Relais La Costa

Relais La Costa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Costa is nestled in a pretty small village on a hillside in Tuscany with breathtaking views across to Cortona, Lake Trasimeno and the Sybelline hills. We arrived in the village hoping we were not too late to find lunch and found Costa - empty but with a willing host, Paolo. A great and reasonably priced menu was complemented by a staggering array of wines. The food when it came was, as very almost always in out of the way places in Tuscany, a tempting mix of the rustic (bicci or picci) and the more refined (bistecca). We had a superb two course lunch and a lovely bottle of red wine. We ate inside because of the inclement weather but stepping out onto the terrace revealed the wonderful broad views - a picture postcard view if ever there was one. I can't wait to return on a warm spring day and repeat the experience on the terrace - although maybe not because I might never leave.

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Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

I am surprised I only the second reviewer, maybe because it is off the beaten track, but is worth the visit. Very reasonable prices for the food and wine. We ate inside because it was a cool night but the terrace has incredible views. The food was fabulous the only complaint is they substituted chicken for pheasant and did not tell us.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

We've been visiting Montefollonico for 10 years and wouldn't pass up an opportunity to sit on their outdoor terrace with the views of the Val D'Orcia and some of the best food at reasonable prices that Italy has to offer. So why when I came to review it, it wasn't even on the list for Montefollonico?! I wrote to Trip Advisor and suggested they be added. A mystery to me.....and they have. They also have lovely rooms and a 3 bedroom apartment and an all inclusive rate for room, breakfast and dinner that really can't be beat, especially in the shoulder of off season. Sitting in their cozy dining room just off the bar and next to the fireplace eating some homemade pasta or roasted lemon chicken in a spicy fra diavolo side accompanyment is wonder. Paulo and his wife Paula are terrific hosts and their mother and brother are busy in the kitchen making incredibly good meals. Don't pass up the chance to go there if you're anywhere in the area. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed June 5, 2017
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