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“Fantastic meal !”

Trattoria La Buca delle Fate
Ranked #18 of 54 Restaurants in Pienza
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Fantastic meal !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

During a recent stay in Pienza, our group of 6 came for dinner at this very cozy establishment. I really enjoyed my meal immensely. I had Cinghiale (wild boar), which I frequently order while in Tuscany. We loved everything about our dinner that evening. Especially the gesture at meals end of bringing out to the table their local Vin Santo and Grappa as a digestive. Little things like this tell you a lot.

No real outdoor dining that I saw...
Prices were very fair. Food excellent.

  • Visited October 2012
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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Delicious Tuscan food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us by our Italian host-owner of Agritourismo and it was a spot-on! The genuine Italian food, home-cooked pasta, delicious meat dishes and most of all - fenomenal domestic vine, made us come back couple of times during our week-long visit to Pienza. After tasting some of the best Tuscan food here, we can never again eat in the Italian restaurants back home in our country without feeling sad that Pienza is so far away...

  • Visited May 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“American style eating in Tuscany”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

The food here is decent, but the service is rushed. We're used to leisurely eating in Italy, but the pace reminded me of an American chain restaurant. Most of the patrons were American. It was a very good value for the price. Large portions; OK quality. We're frequent travelers to Italy, and the place doesn't meet my "authenticity" criteria. But it's very busy, so some folks must enjoy it.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Good food, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

We went on Saturday night with no reservation and were seated at a sharing table and shortly joined by a young couple from Genoa - we had a great time. The food is lovely, well cooked typical Tuscan fayre - we shared a few antipasto dishes followed by Tagliata. The Genoan couple ordered a Florentine steak and it looked amazing! The Brunello wine was delicious and the service excellent - would definitely recommend.

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Worcester,PA
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“A lovely surprise of a restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Visited Pienza for the day. Travelling alone, I had coffee and a bun and then toured the Palazzo Piccolomini. Asked the docent for a restaurant recommendation for lunch and he suggested La Buca delle Fate. He was spot-on. The food was just what I was looking for. Delicious and local. Excellent service and excellent food.

  • Visited July 2012
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