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Frazione Il Merlo N 27, 53031 Casole d'Elsa, Italy
+39 0577 948638
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07:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The service was very good and they made the kids pasta and sausages with tomato sauce. My fish ravioli was just ok and my husband's Quattro stagioni pizza was just ok. The olive oil was ok - and not very nice.

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Thank SKD73
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is the only restaurant in El Merlo. It is a short drive from the center of Casole d'Elsa and a walk or a shorter drive from the Hotel Aquaviva where we stay. The restaurant has now been handed down to the 'children' and is still delicious with many many selections on the menu and every thing is home made... More 

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Thank Karen S
Milan, Italy
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We asked for a dish with salami, ham and other tuscany specialities including crostini and fegatini. The food was not good and we both had stomac ache

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non ci permettiamo mai di scriticare i palati delle persone ma dato che come ha detto lei è il "caso"... More 

Nice, France
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91 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Great Restaurant! We passed by on a Saturday afternoon while on the drive f=down to La Maremma . I just love the local restaurants and this one did not disappoint. They were preparing for a big party but took us anyway. The service was excellent. The menu was vast and we ordered too much as all seemed so yummy! We... More 

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Thank Lyorac
Somerset, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

I great pizza restaurant with lots to choose from. The price was very reasonable and the portions were generous, we read on a previous review about being served scissors with our pizza and it was so cool. I would recommend this place for a cheap evening out with a true Italian feel to it

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Thank Charles H
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Not good, helpings way too large, mushrooms on my pizza out of a tin, couldn't taste the difference in the cheeses on my Quatro Formagio (4 cheese) very sloppy, my mothers dish would have fed an army.

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Thank samanthah904
Bamford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

We were shocked to be told that Vincenzo has retired (well deserved!), but Il Merlo's standards are being maintained by the new owner. The food is still fresh, well-cooked and presented following a very welcome complimentary glass of Prosecco. We look forward to our next visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

2 years since we last came , we drove past Il Merlo on our way in from the airport and booked for our first night. Vincenzo greeted us as warmly as ever - we ended up eating there 3 times over our holiday all meals were of a good standard whether it was the pizza's very generous portions and very... More 

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Thank Michael W
Singapore, Singapore
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50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a villa in Casole d'Elsa for a week and came here 3 times - all were good both in terms of the value a food quality. The staff are also great and they speak good English. The wild boar pappardelle is the best pasta in my mind and they make great pizza. A nice touch is that... More 

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1 Thank BalancedCritic2014
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

From our villa near Volterra we stumbled across this very well attended local & traditional looking Italian restaurant which to our pleasing turned out to be quite superb! Greeted upon our entrance by Vincenzo we found him to be very welcoming & throughout the whole experience nothing was too much trouble. It was quite apparent that many of the local... More 

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Thank George W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frazione Il Merlo N 27, 53031 Casole d'Elsa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Casole d'Elsa
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 948638

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