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La Grotta di Tiburzi
Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Chiusdino
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $41
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The "Grotta di Tiburzi" is a small Wine Bar Restaurant run by Mariangela and her daughters Bianca and Ada. It lies in the historical center of the medieval small town of Chiusdino (Siena) within easy reach of the Romanesque Abbey of Montesiepi and of the Cistercien Cathedral of San Galgano. Galgano Guidotti was born in Chiusdino where his home, turned into a chapel nowadays, can be visited. Chiusdino is perched on a small hill overlooking the "Alta Val di Merse", an age-old route through the "Colline Metallifere" leading from Siena to Massa Marittima and the nearly Maremma, once a land of malaria and bandits. The management therefore has rightly chosen to call the restaurant for the bandit's name. The restaurant which is located in Via Paolo Mascagni n.15, Consists of three distinct rooms adorned with structures and decorations typically medieval, such as arches vaults and settling tanks for water storage, besides a natural cave with even temperature. The rooms were once used as a distillery until the mid-1900, nowadays however they can sit up to 25/30 guests around wooden and marble tables. A cosy homely atmosphere welcomes you to enjoy the typical Senese cooking, still firmly bound to tradition and to taste some excellent red wines, such as "Chianti", "Brunello di Montalcino" and "Nobile di Montepulciano".
Reviewed June 8, 2014

It's worth going to Chiusdino just to eat here. The restaurant was full when we arrived for a late Sunday lunch on a hot day but the welcome was friendly and we were able to move some chairs to the shady side of the street to enjoy a drink while we waited for a table. I can't fault the food in any way.....simple fresh and local food, freshly prepared and beautifully presented. It's a charming family business and we hope to return..

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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Cute place, delectable food. Fried vegetables sublime, friendly with terrific service, mixed salad and orange salad also delicious. Love this small place, deserves it's ranking of first in area. Cave atmosphere charming. Staying in area keep returning, all good

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Reviewed May 3, 2014

The restaurant is situated in the centre of Chiusdino, in a lovely street. Part of it is situated in a cave, and it has lovely decor. The owners are extremelly nice, welcoming their guests in a relaxed, friendly manner. We ordered frittelle di verdure miste and tagliata con radicchio, and both were delicious. Same goes for desserts. We spent a lovely evening in the Grotta, made even more magical by the rain and bitter wind outside. Tuscany at its best.

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1  Thank bluejules2012
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

Great homemade food in the charming little village of chiusdino. Excellent spaghetti pomodori and delicious bisteca! Friendly service in a family owned little restaurant.

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Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Lovely dinner. Testaroli vegetarian was great. Friendly service and advice. food was very money worth. And the city is pretty

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