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“Good athmosphere, bad experience”
Review of Osteria la via di mezzo - CLOSED

Osteria la via di mezzo
Price range: $14 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: This is a charming little local restaurant on the main street of the old medieval center of Buonconvento in Tuscany. Very good local cuisine.
Albertville, France
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good athmosphere, bad experience”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

The dining room is very nice, even beautiful, but the service was awful, she try 3 time to make us take water (wich was'nt free of course). At the end we paid more than we should.
Clearly we were stolen there!
You can go for the decors but not for the people...

  • Visited May 2013
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3 Thank Nicolas D
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Alberta, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great food, poor service”
Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

The food at this restaurant is tastefully decorated inside and has quite a few tables. The food was very authentic Italian, and very very tasty. The only negative for us was the service as our (female) server was very unfriendly and in fact was really quite grumpy! However the food sells itself so its still worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank TreckingLee
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Amazing restaurant. We ate at Osteria La Via Di Mezzo three times in a row during our recent trip to Tuscany because the whole experience was so nice. Outstanding food and service, excellent atmosphere, great wines, and all at very reasonable prices. Wish we could have brought it back with us to Geneva!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Brian S
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Stratford, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely little gem in Buonconvento”
Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

Excellent food, good wine list (we tried 12 Uva -- very nice). The chef and sister (front of house, Margarita) were extremely attentive and provided us with a sampler of their fresh fish, boar, and calamari. And the chocolate pie is amazing. Price with two bottles of wine was 50 Euros each (for three of us) -- very good deal.

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Thank StratfordColonial
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san francisco
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“delicious!”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

In our few days in Buonconvento, we ate here twice! If you are yearning for the old-fashioned pasta the way grandma made it, come here! Delicious and reasonably priced. We even arrived just after closing one day and they graciously opened up the restaurant just for us.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank mstephenson176
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