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“Wonderful experience! Great food.”

Osteria Ristorante San Vivaldo
Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Montaione
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 2, 2014

It was suggested by a Canadian couple who reside in a villa near San Vivaldo, to tour the Sacro Monte di San Vivaldo monastery and then lunch at Osteria Ristorante in the village. What a great tip! We thoroughly enjoyed the lively and friendly atmosphere, interesting and joyful decor, and particularly the owners' whistling abilities. It is the perfect place for a group of friends.

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Thank Mike F
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

This restaurant has a great atmosphere where people draw on their place mats and the most imaginative ones adorn the walls.

The staff are friendly and casually dressed which gives it a laid back feel. The portions are generous - we shared a starter and the meat dishes are very large but do save room for pudding - we had panna cotta and warm chocolate torte which were both delicious.

Overall it cost 60 euros for 3 1/2 courses each for two plus house wine/beer so good value for money

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Thank Margaret T
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

No complaints here, the service was good and very friendly. The food was well cooked and ample. When we were there (end September) there were far more tourists than locals there. The dining room is a little primitive but this is a local, rustic sort of place, so that is OK.

Parking is difficult.

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Thank Lynn F
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Good local food and great atmosphere - if you want a fine dining experience with silver service then look elsewhere - but you will get good home cooked food here and is well worth a visit. Suggest book in advance as gets very busy.

Thank David B
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

1.You surely need to reserve in advance no matter what day of the week.
2. Skip lunch if you want to taste a range of the delicacies.
3. Portions are big so order carefully, share a couple of them.
4. Great starters- you can't go wrong with any of the selection.
5. Recommendation for main- Montaione beef stew is outstanding (Rabbit stew available too).

The owner truly enjoys having guests. Is assisted by two young ladies who don't seem to share the same joy of welcoming guests but are still doing their job fine. Lunch is less crowded but still booking is a good idea to avoid disappointment.

Attached to the restaurant is a small deli with all the essentials-oil, bread sugar, salami, cheese, fresh milk, ice cream etc.

Strongly and warmly recommended!

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Thank mowgliguru
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