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“Fantastic - Multiple Times”
Review of Osteria del Borgo

Osteria del Borgo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed November 29, 2013

The 3rd time now (over 18 months) that we've had a great meal at this small and cosy restaurant in the little village of Mensano. Last night 8 of us were treated to a wonderful display of Roberto's sisters cooking - from the crostini, superbly fried vegetables (amazing pumpkin) and cold meat antipasto selection, through ravioli w ragu antico, field greens soup, pork spareribs, sauteed wild field greens and desserts - to die for tiramisu and chocolate salami (thin slices of cylindrical dark chocolate and small imbedded biscotti pieces) - everything was great. The most delightful dish however was the pear and cheese pasta - similar to tortellini, but more delicate. All accompanied by an extremely drinkable 2009 vino nobile. Roberto's service was delightful - even taking us into the kitchen to explain the preparation / cooking of one of the dishes. Definitely a restaurant worth visiting - a hidden gem.

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Thank Rocknrareair
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Following up on reviews on trip advisor and a recommendation from the concierge at our hotel we came here for dinner. Dinner was so good the first night that we cancelled our reservation for the next night at another local restaurant and returned here the next night for their special white truffle dinner.
The restaurant is located in a small quaint hilltop town in the Tuscan hills. Although this entry says it is in Casole d'Elsa the restaurant is actually located in Mensano. The phone number is 0577-963911 and the address well let's just say if you get to Mensano you'll find the restaurant.
The food and the service were both excellent. Everything was freshly prepared, made with local ingredients and both good to eat and beautiful to look at. The wait staff was extremely helpful and informative as well as just plain fun to talk too.
Rather than trying to describe all the dishes I will just stand by the statement that everything was delicious and let the pictures I post speak for themselves.
On additional comment, when we went back the second night my GF had the special truffle dinner which was a ridiculously unbelievable meal for a price that was insanely low. It included an appetizer course, a pasta course, a main course, a dessert and two bottles of wine for I believe 70 euros and everything but the wine and the dessert was made with delicious local fresh white truffles. I of course had the rabbit stew and a pasta and just tasted all the truffles and drank the wine.
Get out the GPS and find this restaurant, do yourself a favor.

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Thank soundsource
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Roberto, his sister Alba and head waiter Jean Antoine run a tight ship offering seasonal specialties and impeccable service far beyond what one would expect to find in a local Osteria. Even a dish as mundane as Pici Cacio e Pepe is elevated to a level well above its peasant roots.

Thank Mark Z
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

The best meal of our stay in Tuscany. Outstanding food, a great welcome, and a lovely atmosphere in this gem of a restaurant situated in a beautiful hilltop village. The proprietor speaks very good English as a result of his love for Liverpool FC and The Beatles! Not to be missed if you're in the area.

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Thank Emyr Wynne J
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed in Radicondoli, Tuscany for a week and this restaurant was recommended to us by our host. We wondered around the little village Mensano prior to dining, which is a nice experience in itself. Once we entered the Restaurant, staff were so welcoming and helpful. Menus were translated, dishes and wine recommended. We ate a selection of starters, mains and desserts and the food and service were fantastic. We are hoping to be back. What a great experience!

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