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“Food is OK, nice staff and service”

La locanda di Merlino
Ranked #11 of 26 Restaurants in Sarteano
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Kent, England
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179 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Food is OK, nice staff and service”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Situated just outside the square past Sarteano's only set of traffic lights is this basic and little outdated restaurant. There is a tiny 'outdoor' area with plastic tables/chairs. Inside is more traditional, but again basic as in so many Italian restaurants round here.
The food was served quickly but everything was far too salty for our tastes. Its the only place I have seen locally that serves chips - so if that's a requirement for your children you will be happy here! I think mine welcomed it as a change to a fortnight of pasta!
Dishes range from some of the traditional local pastas and main courses (rabbit/wild boar beef meatballs) to very large pizzas - not the bast we have had in the area, but at least it came quickly!!
On the drinks front they had a good selection of beers including some really unusual local brews (pricey at €12 a bottle) and some higher quality versions of the popular Moretti. Wine choice was fair and the carafe of house wine we went for was surprisingly quaffable! Worth a trip if you need a change of scene and/or a lower cost option to other local establishments.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nothing to remenber”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

The food is okay but we had far better pizzas other places.

The room is somewhat old and not to charming.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Just awesome!”
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Nice restaurant! Been there twice in one week. Once for lunch with my wife and the other time with my family. 4 adults and 2 kids.
Both times the food was just excellent. Well prepared and good quality. Ambience is nice as is the service.
I would highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited July 2013
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