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“You don't get what you order”
Review of Osteria dei Poeti

Osteria dei Poeti
Ranked #8 of 92 Restaurants in Volterra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $70
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 15, 2013

The Osteria dei Poeti appeared quite charming at the beginning but the resume is poor.
First dish local pasta with coniglio was ok. Second dish beef osteria style was a disappointing one.
We received not a tender filet rather an old piece of meat covered by sauce. The service determined this tiny piece of mostly grey, inside little bit red cooked to be what they sell as filet. They ignored our complaint but seemed not comfortable with the situation. Bad to poor to sell a dummy for an orgininal at a price of 22€ each. We left no tip for this kind of behaviour!

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Thank 99Shelly
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Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

We had a good dinner in this nice environment: the atmosphere was calm and relaxed, the service very good. We recommend this restaurant to young and less young lovers.

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Thank LeonardoR1982
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Maybe the night before, New Years Eve, made them tired, but the service was not good or attentive or friendly at all. And the food, uninspired, did not make up for it. Dessert looked wonderful but I was so frustrated I gave up on it. (Which is quite the statement, because I love chocolate.)

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Thank tonytravel163
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

We escaped from Firenze and our noisy piazza to lovely Volterra for New Year's Eve. But New Year's day we were stranded without a bus or a train home. So we wandered and discovered this traditional trattoria. We were the first ones in and had to wait while they collected themselves but the walls were covered with old photos and souveniers so we were entertained. The waitress who took our order for truly traditional dishes had the face of a greek goddess. As we were half way through our meal other diners, older, local, obviously regulars began to arrive. The conversation was rather an inclusive general interaction. We ate lovely food and drank nice wine and enjoyed being part of a traditional holiday long lingering lunch. Don't be in a hurry, talk to the wait staff and enjoy the ambiance. We are going back again.

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Thank Kimberly B
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Pretty setting and the presentation of the food would rival any magazine cover--just don't eat it ! Why couldn't it have tasted as great as it looked? Salads looked so fresh and colorful, but were worse than the most ordinary salads of any greasy spoon diner. Entrees were absolutely inedible ! I would have been very embarassed to have served the bread they put on the table-you could have used it to hammer a nail into any sort of wall, including brick. Service was very slow and almost surly. Fled to a gelato shop afterwards to keep from being hungry.......

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Thank marcy46
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