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La Chiusa

Via della Madonnina, 88 | 53040 montefollonico, 53040 Montefollonico, Torrita di Siena, Italy
+39 0577 669668
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
5 days ago
“Destination Restaurant”
5 days ago
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Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Via della Madonnina, 88 | 53040 montefollonico, 53040 Montefollonico, Torrita di Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

To reach La Chiusa, you have to go uphill on a winding road. You are then rewarded by a destination restaurant. with a panoramic view of the valley, local fresh animal and farm products, menu crafted by suave, friendly Umberto Lucherini who has owned this...More

Thank tchan25
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent Restaurant! The owner is a character and he can tell you so many interesting stories! Food is excellent and children are very welcome! Don't miss this characteristic and excellent Tuscan restaurant!

Thank gordonadvisor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming to La Chiusa both to stay and to eat since October 2001. It is always like coming home for me, from the warmth of the welcome from both Umberto and Dania, to the beautiful views, comfortable/elegant accommodations, terrific, high-end rustic dinners,...More

1  Thank KennyP63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming here whenever in Italy. First time was 1992 and it is always wonderful. We also had the pleasure of cooking with Dania 5 years ago. We have never been disappointed. Food is prepared with the best, freshest local ingredients and cooked and...More

1  Thank Howard K
Umberto L, Proprietario at La Chiusa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We thank you very much for your kind preference, we are glad to know that your stay with us was as good as it was in the past. we hope to welcome you again in the next future. enjoy your stay in Tuscany!

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Lovely place, we had the pleasure of meeting the owners, Diana and Umberto and they treated us like family, with the best of Italian hospitality. And, as it has to be, 5 stars to the food!

Thank Damian G
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We were referred to the restaurant by the General Manager of our hotel and were sent with a "letter of recommendation" from Marco, a former member of their team who is now working at Hotel Lupaia. Immediately upon walking in the front door, we were...More

Thank Andrew S
Umberto L, Proprietario at La Chiusa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

We thank you very much, we are glad to know that you liked the hospitality and dinner. We hope to welcome you again in the next future. We wish you a wonderful stay in Tuscany!!! Dania, Umberto & Giampaolo.

Reviewed 3 January 2017

One one of our days visiting the Tuscany towns, my friend mentioned to our driver that it was my birthday, so he recommended a "special" place for lunch. He could not have been more right about it. Warmth, charm, extremely helpful proprietor, and amazing Tuscany...More

Thank AndiNYC
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Some 12 years ago, I discovered this wonderful gem on a late summer tour of Tuscany - a 'first date'. My return last week in the late autumn light, with panoramas of Montepulciano and Pienza, has cast a spell - nothing less than 'infatuation'. A...More

Thank FadedFoodie
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We recently enjoyed a wonderful dinner at La Chiusa, an authentic Tuscan restaurant a short drive from Montepulciano with great food, a very nice atmosphere, and a warm, colorful and memorable host, Umberto Lucherini, who welcomed us, gave us a tour of the kitchen, and...More

Thank MAtraveler16
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had an incredible dinner here while staying at Hotel Lupia. I ordered the meal and courses as offered on the menu for that specific night. The chef is truly an artist with both food, natural flavours, and kindly shares his passion...More

1  Thank JasonRuttan
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Jan D
Is Massimo still at La Chiusa? We haven't been for several years but are thinking of returning next year for our 25th wedding anniversary. He always looked after us so well in the restaurant.
1 August 2016|
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Response from Margaret Ann B | Reviewed this property |
Marco took great care of us! The other person was John Paul as well as the owner, Umberto. I do not believe Massimo was there
Is there a way to see the restaurant's lunch and dinner menus, wine list, and price list?
19 April 2016|
Response from Umberto L | Property representative |
Dear Sir, if you could give us your email address, we would be glad to send you a copy of our menù and wine list. Warm regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 142
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Madonnina, 88 | 53040 montefollonico, 53040 Montefollonico, Torrita di Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Torrita di Siena  >  Montefollonico
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 669668
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The pleasure of Tuscany
Fifteen elegant rooms and a gourmet restaurant made out an ancient oil-mill: that is La Chiusa, a characteristic and intimate place to stay in Montefollonico, a countryside guest house immersed into the Sienna province hills.
We are in Tuscany , between Pienza and Montepulciano, on the ridge which divides Val D'Orcia and Crete Senesi. In the early 70's we pioneered to dedicate our lives to host in this part of the Tuscan countryside. We attended, several years later, the opening of the very firsts local guests houses and the rising of the Tuscan holidays as a must.
Unconsciousness, determination or just by chance? We do not know exactly what led us up here. Without any doubt a common and unconditioned passion for scents and aromas, for the tasteful extra virgin olive oil, for Sangiovese wines, salami and cheese of our Siennese land together with the devotion for the ancient culinary learning handed down from mother to daughter as the old land cultivation techniques passed on from father to son. But what mainly spurred us on stepping forward was the confidence that people would soon or later certainly get back to appreciate simplicity and what our definition of hospitality is. Almost forty years later we are proud to say that we were right.
Hospitality at La Chiusa not only means to open our house's doors to the guests, but to share with them our passion through the knowledge of our country.
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