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La Torre di Monte Oliveto

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Strada Provinciale 451 88 | Loc. Monte Oliveto Maggiore, 53041, Asciano, Italy
+39 0577 707022
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One doesn't ordinarily expect much from restaurants that are attached to relatively remote visitor destinations and, with the Monastery of Monte Oliveto Maggiore being the stupendous place it is, one might not be too disappointed if the food offerings at this place housed in the entry tower to the monastery complex were just average. That said, I wasn't expecting much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The host was very knowledgable, friendly and welcoming. Wines are good - affordable and enjoyable. Small venue but a hidden gem.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We did not visit the monastery to dine, but surprisingly we found they offered food.We had a light lunch, enjoying fresh ingredients on our salads. For dessert we tried the pecorino sheep’s cheese, learned why Italians rave about it. Located inside the 14th century tower, the small restaurant is a most scenic place to dine. Two Italian thumbs up for... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

What a stunning place. We have been back to this lovely place again and again. Some of the best views in the whole world never mind about Italy. This time we had coffee and cake and the coffee was superb and there were a whole range of lovely cakes and home made fruit tarts, superb. there is a wide range... More 

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Gaeta, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visiting the Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey, we stopped with a group of friends for dinner in this restaurant located in such historical and artistic place of Tuscany. Excellent quality of food and wine, service and cleaness provided very carefully.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We dined on salami, salad, open label wine and cake. The cakes were lovely, especially as they kindly provided a mixture of them all, the chocolate similar to sacher, was excellent. Staff were very helpful and efficient. Nice setting after visiting the monastery. Simon Hanley +447828417512

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Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

By the end of the visit of the abbey, exhausted by heat, hungry and tired we decided not to drive away but to try what did not seemed very attractive at first sight: a restaurant located at the entrance of the outer walls of the abbey. Actually, it was a nice surprise: good, polite and quick service by what seemed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Located next to the monastery in a beautiful setting, we had a very tasty meal with great service. The local wine was very smooth, the server was super friendly. The pasta was scrumptious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

We had lunch before visiting the monastery. It was a chilly day so we ate inside. It is a family run restaurant and is lovely and unpretentious. We had a delicious lunch with a carafe of house red wine. They have a large terrace which must be wonderful when the weather is warmer. Would highly recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

We had dinner and breakfast here whilst staying at the abbey's guest house. Despite La Torre being the only eating place on the site for visitors, it is does not exploit its monopoly. The service is welcoming and relaxed, the choice good and the prices reasonable. We had homemade pici which I followed with a not-so-good sausage and beans. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strada Provinciale 451 88 | Loc. Monte Oliveto Maggiore, 53041, Asciano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Asciano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 707022

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