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L Osteria del Merlo

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Via Sobborgo 1, 53040 Cetona, Italy
+39 0578 238299
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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19:30 - 23:00
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Tiverton, RI
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is consistently the best eating in Cetona. The service continues to be attentive and helpful. The variety and quality of all of the courses is excellent. It remains the top of my list

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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 traveled to Italy and we had dinner at Merlo the first night. A wonderful restaurant and all courses were delicious.

Thank Diane14_3
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were a loud group of 9, the service was excellent and the food was incredible. A wonderful and memorable evening. one of the group spilled wine on his shirt and the head waiter was over with talc and a brush to try to remove it or at worst not let it set in. The food was superb, highly recommend... More 

Thank Canuck1953
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had lunch here on a Tuesday when most of the restaurants were closed, and two local restaurant people (a server and a bartender) recced it. It's in an actual tower right off the main square in Cetona, very pretty. Very small too-- maybe 8 tables. The staff was quite attentive, and the owner greeted us. We had the pici... More 

Thank alira
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had a family dinner, the restaurant terrace is cozy, the food delicious and the staff were attentive. We were a pretty loud group, 9 of us, but the atmosphere allowed this and the staff were completely fine with it. I would recommend this restaurant if ever you are in Cetona, a charming little village in central Tuscany.

Thank 299Tish
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying that it is an excellent idea to have a reservation for this, and any restaurant in Cetona. It is a small town with only a few restaurants that fill up with tourists and locals, even during the week. In fact, the night we went to this restaurant the one next door was closed to the... More 

Thank Susan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Visited as a group of 8 and had a fantastic evening. Food is great and very reasonable. Service also very good. The waiters don't hover over you and a meal takes an entire evening. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Jonathan K
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The restaurant looks beautiful, the food looks great and I have heard nice things about the owners and chef. Unfortunately we came to the restaurant and were not greeted by anyone. We waited and were pointed with a grunt to our seats. The waiter was terse and not helpful, but in fairness it could have been a language issue. Eventually... More 

Thank Ludolf G
palminella, Proprietario at L Osteria del Merlo, responded to this review
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Caro ludolf, il tuo commento arriva troppo tardi...il vostro comportamento risulta ad oggi come arrampicarsi sugli specchi.....sorrido e come sempre... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We booked this restaurant for our last evening as a group in Cetona. The waiter was not attentive or interested and seemed annoyed at questions. The menu was limited and pricy. We didn't stay for dinner, and went to another local restaurant that was fabulous.

2 Thank Diane G
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Cari signori, ricordo benissimo il vostro gruppo di otto persone che prima di leggere il nostro menù è andato a... More 

Concord, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We descended on Osteria del Merlo with 12 people. We reserved a table on the outside patio just off the Piazza Garibaldi and it was waiting for us when we arrived. The staff went above and beyond to make our experience a great one - I can't say enough about the hospitality provided. The menu is very reasonably priced for... More 

Thank Jeff R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sobborgo 1, 53040 Cetona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Cetona
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 238299

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