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La Grotta di Tiburzi

Via Paolo Mascagni 15 | Old Small Town, 53012, Chiusdino, Italy
+39 0577 752948
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“potatoes” (4 reviews)
“crostini” (3 reviews)
“mixed salad” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Paolo Mascagni 15 | Old Small Town, 53012, Chiusdino, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told of a great wine list and wonderful food. We found the food but the wine list ! Food was good and fresh with pastas served out of the pan straight onto the plate which we all liked. Make sure you ask for...More

Thank Nickjcthompson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I checked our phone for a recommended restaurant in Chiusdino and found this gem. The street it is on was beautiful and covered with flowers in bloom. We had a delicious meal in an old grotto setting. We had a large salad,...More

Thank vonhouston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly atmosphere with great food. Our lunch started with appetizers of deep fried zuccini, onion and potato followed by a fresh salad w/delicious cut tomato. Next we had a specialty of spinach gnudi with grated cheese - this was wonderful. Desert included a refreshing cold...More

1  Thank Duane C
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Restaurant run by four women, offering home style cooking. A small menu but well executed, using only the freshest of local ingredients. If you're expecting a formal dining experience, find another. What we got was great food, and friendly service. I can certainly recommend the...More

Thank khe0ngw
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Run by three women, this restaurant produces decent food but with no concept of how to organise a kitchen so as to deliver several dishes to a table at roughly the same time. Our table of four started with some sharing dishes comprising a couple...More

Thank AirmilesAlways
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Found this place when wandering around Chiusdino! What a brilliant find! The staff were so friendly and attentive, they spoke perfect English. The food was amazing and so fresh! We had the meat and cheese plate to start which was a little of everything to...More

1  Thank fiona w
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Whilst visiting the San Galgano Museum in Chiusidino, we stumbled across this little gem looking for lunch. The daughter of the owner was so passionate about the food, and was very theatrical when describing how it was to be prepared. The dishes we chose were...More

Thank gcpietrf65
Reviewed 17 March 2017

While walking in Chiusdino we came across this restaurant hidden away in one of the narrow streets. we were immediately greeted warmly and shown to a table where were were given menus to make our choice. While waiting for our food we even had a...More

1  Thank Pacik_V
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, wonderful host and an amazing setting! Had the steak dish. Ask for it well done. They like their meats raw in Italy.

1  Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 7 November 2016

One of the best restaurants in the area, interesting presentation of meals, although could the size of the dishes could be a little bit bigger comparing with other restaurants in the area :) the best thing is that restaurant is located in grotta (cave) in...More

1  Thank iiievute3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Paolo Mascagni 15 | Old Small Town, 53012, Chiusdino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Chiusdino
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 752948
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The "Grotta di Tiburzi" is a small Wine Bar Restaurant run by Mariangela and her daughters Bianca and Ada. It lies in the historical center of the medieval small town of Chiusdino (Siena) within easy reach of the Romanesque Abbey of Montesiepi and of the Cistercien Cathedral of San Galgano. Galgano Guidotti was born in Chiusdino where his home, turned into a chapel nowadays, can be visited. Chiusdino is perched on a small hill overlooking the "Alta Val di Merse", an age-old route through the "Colline Metallifere" leading from Siena to Massa Marittima and the nearly Maremma, once a land of malaria and bandits. The management therefore has rightly chosen to call the restaurant for the bandit's name. The restaurant which is located in Via Paolo Mascagni n.15, Consists of three distinct rooms adorned with structures and decorations typically medieval, such as arches vaults and settling tanks for water storage, besides a natural cave with even temperature. The rooms were once used as a distillery until the mid-1900, nowadays however they can sit up to 25/30 guests around wooden and marble tables. A cosy homely atmosphere welcomes you to enjoy the typical Senese cooking, still firmly bound to tradition and to taste some excellent red wines, such as "Chianti", "Brunello di Montalcino" and "Nobile di Montepulciano".
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