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“One of the Best Meals in Italy!”

Osteria di Montegonzi
Ranked #3 of 23 Restaurants in Cavriglia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Walnut Creek, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“One of the Best Meals in Italy!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

With a group of fifteen, the owner of our rented villa secured a reservation and worked with the restaurant to create a menu that would meet all of the dietary requirements of our group (beef or pork, etc.) in advance of our vist. After an email exchange we landed on a menu that was outstanding. The restaurant is tiny and all of the ingredients are purchased fresh. We started with crunchy pecorino cheese & salad, then moved on to hand-made pappardelle with duck sauce (the best dish during our trip to Italy which I am still craving), then moved on to chicken breast filled with cheese, grapes and chestnuts with potatoes and finally ended with a chocolate cake, which was flourless and decadent. AT 35 euros per person, the meal was a great value. Our server was lovely and worked diligently to take care our large group. The chef came out to meet us and was given an ovation for the meal he prepared. Not to be missed if you are in the Montegonzi/Cavriglia area, but be sure to make reservations especially if you have a group larger than four people.

  • Visited October 2012
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Book to avoid disappointment”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

A really wonderful little restaurant. The food is truly delicious and reasonably priced. The courgette cake was the best vegetarian starter I have ever tasted. Do book though as it is small but very popular.

  • Visited August 2012
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Toronto
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Fun dinner and great view”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

There were a dozen of us for dinner in this tiny town's main restaurant. The owner of our rented villa made the reservation for us. I thought that we were going to get a ho-hum meal since, due to our number, we were going to have a prix-fixe meal. I was wrong! The food was excellent. Our waitress was charming and fun, and in Italy where a service is not a priority, this only helped to impress me. Another thing that blew me away was that the food was not expensive at all. Considering what we've paid at other restaurants in the region, we were almost shocked. The view over the valley, really can't be beat. I'd gladly go back again.

  • Visited July 2012
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north carolina
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13 reviews
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“Like, like, like, like!!!”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Fantastic view, great food and lovely service. Had a fresh light salad of pear with cheese and than an awesome steak. They gave my pregnant wife great advise what to eat and what not. Wish we could eat there every week....

  • Visited July 2012
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best food i've tasted in Tuscany. Ever.”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Sweet little village with a great osteria. True Tuscan food, fabulous staff and a magnificent view over the valley. Make sure you try the 'Peposo' stew, one of the best things I've ever tasted. The Tuscan mix (miste Toscana) as starter/Anti-pasti, is great. We really felt like we were treated like king and queen here! Great kitchen, passion for food is all over the place. Yum yum yum!

Visited July 2012
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