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L'Osteria Vecchia da Nilo

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Piazza Garibaldi, 53040 Cetona, Italy
+39 0578 239040
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New York
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150 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean white room, excellent food, pleasant service. Tremendously good local wine available. Go here expecting a traditional meal in traditional surroundings: this is very old world, but they do things properly. The filet of beef was incredibly tender. The creme caramel was one of the best ever.

Thank GiuseppeNYC
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My family and I (8 of us) went to Nilo for dinner on our last night in Tuscany. The fresh pasta, veal, and all courses were delightful. The staff was very welcoming

Thank Diane14_3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We have a farm in Citta della Peive, Umbria and often visit Cetona for lunch. This restaurant is authentic and elegant and one of our favorites in the area. Lovely decor and always excellent food. Go and enjoy!

Thank Matt S
Herzlia, Israel
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We made a reservation for a family dinner and had a great evening with good food, good service and a very pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Arie G
Stamford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We ate outside on the terrace in the main square of this lovely hill town. Excellent pasta dishes with porcini or ragu followed by delicious home made ice cream. Mid priced, good quality.

Thank Joanthanjames
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is one of the handful in the center of Cetona. Some tables overlook the square but on the Sunday night we went you needed a reservation for one. But they easily sat us in the little garden in the back. We ate a range of pastas, soup and salads. Some things were really delicious and some were just... More 

Thank Susan B
Westerlo, Belgium
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This place is just great to dine and have a nice wine. We stayed 4 weeks in Cetona and went to Nilo very often. It is just a great place and waiter are very kind. His food is a true Tuscan experience you can't miss! Don't forget the dolci and gelato!

Thank travellersca
Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by the hotel we stayed at. Absolutely fantastic food, great ambience, lovely staff! Must try the tomato bread soup and burrata and the aubergine zucchini flan. The portions are quite generous too. We could get to the second course though the beef sounded lovely.

Thank IndianPoloPlayer
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Nilo and his staff were accommodating for any last many plans and table arrangements and made every effort to make everyone welcome - equally. They catered to our every whim and fancy even last minute. A wonderful Team. Cesare...Salvatore, Andrea, Danillo, and so many more... Grazie. Gracie a lei Nilo.

Thank Ludolf G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Nilo was so friendly, and Salvatore was so helpful, translating for us and taking good care of us every visit, which turned out to be a lot!

Thank Diane G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Soups, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Garibaldi, 53040 Cetona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Cetona
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 239040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?