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Sotto le Volte

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Mediterranean, Gastropub
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Via delle Volte 14/16, 53011, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 741299
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Waiter was very nice. Dishes were perfect. As priviously we had an awful wine, here we tried the wine of the house which was very nice. Thank you so much for the excellent lunch.

Thank Rita D
Boca Raton, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This quaint family owned restaurant is filled with ambience. The Via Della Volte is not to be missed. The tunnel is an amazing walkway with restaurants and shops. We happened upon this wonderful restaurant. The service was the very best and the food was so amazing. I want to go back! The owner brought us an appetizer on the house.... More 

Thank CindyDodson
Kirkland, Washington
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Our visit to this restaurant was wonderful! The service was perfect and the food was incredible. We would recommend this to everyone.

Thank sleeplessinseattle66
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our accommodation, Collelungo. It was a great choice located in a cave. It has a good range of Tuscan cuisine, with a good local wine list, all at a reasonable price. We had the stuffed rabbit, which was delicious, followed by a chocolate soufflé, to die for.

Thank grantasymonds
Trondheim, Norway, Europe
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had lunch at this restaurant in the "tunnel" beneath Castellina. The service was quick and attentive, and the lasagna was good. However, they did try to charge for a bottle of wine instead of a glass, but they fixed it upon remark. I recommend this restaurant for a nice break from the summer heat combined with a good meal.

Thank MariF88
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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224 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Location is great. The food was below average and the service from the owner was mildly rude. He kept butting in on the server at our table. The young man was doing an exceptional job too. If you go don't get the steak, not sure if they know how to cook them.

Thank MrBigWave
1 review
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The atmosphere was very cool and the food was flavorful and unique. My mom and I never wanted to leave our table.

Thank Kate R
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85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stumbled across this place, having been recommended a to visit Castellina during our time in Tuscany. This restaurant is in the old vaults of the castle, so to get to it you have go through a side street and walk along the length of the vault. There are tables outside within the tunnel of the vault, which gives you... More 

Thank Mareofessex
Durham, Connecticut
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Excellent meal and a great wine list specializing in local Chiantis at very good prices. The outside covered dining was in a beautiful vaulted brick walkway with wonderful views of the night sky and rising moon.

Thank Bruce G
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here by chance for lunch whilst walking through Castellina. The food was of a high quality and reasonable value. The wine was also really good as you would expect for the region. The service was excellent and the restaurant is in a great location, good for getting out of the midday sun. As there was a group of... More 

Thank AndyW1664

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Gastropub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via delle Volte 14/16, 53011, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Castellina In Chianti
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 741299

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