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Strada Selvamaggio 80 | Strada Selamaggio 80, 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy
+39 0577 920116
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Try this place for a really authentic slice of Italian life. The pasta is spectacular, especially the picci (spelling?), a local Tuscan speciality which are home made according to a secret family recipe (although they will probably share the recipe if you ask nicely :-) The restaurant speciality is meat and they have a great range of enormous steaks -... More 

1 Thank HoratioTurner
Vero Beach, Florida
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Warm and welcoming reception. Lots of food, but found the side dishes to be the most interesting and enjoyable. The meats and pasta were both undercooked and tough. The dessert, torta della nonna, was outstanding! The location was not ideal and when combined with average entrées made this a bit of a disappointment for the evening.

1 Thank askier55
Twyford, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Once again, wonderful environment, excellent service and splendid food. The new chairs afford a more sophisticated interior view.

Thank Stephen H
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

What an unlikely place - situated in an ugly light industry part of this beautiful area of Tuscany but totally worth the going there for the great food. We turned up on a chill March Sunday lunch time, and goodness, we very glad we had booked earlier - the place was packed to the rafters and you could see why... More 

1 Thank SimonVG
Twyford, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

What a wonderful restaurant, typical Italian food and good service. Couldn't recomment a better place to eat!!

3 Thank Stephen H
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

I think it's hard to be a great Italian restaurant in Italy. Competition is so tough. The service here was pleasant and fast. The food was pretty good. But not as good as I would think mama wants it to be. Safe, but not great.

1 Thank PatrickAndMax
Herts, England
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

We would never have tried this except for other reviews in TripAdvisor. It's down a rather un-prepossessing road past small factories, and at first sight seemed to be closed. Fortunately we perserved and were greeted by the most pleasant and enthusiastic staff I think I've ever encountered. Excellent meals for an extraordinarily reasonable price. Very popular with locals and other... More 

2 Thank JohnMiles101
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

this review comes quite late, I last went to L´ástronave a couple of months ago. But now that i´m planning to go to Toscana again and the 1st thing i´m thinking about is returning here. I was went in group, 6 ou 8 people. The staff was very nice, the service quite fast. and the pasta...the past was amazing. and... More 

1 Thank Kitadeazevedo
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

The best pasta I have tried in Italy!!! The family that works there is really friendly, even when we arrived a bit late. This restaurant totally deserves the good reviews!! Food was homemade and really inexpensive. Service was helpful and really nice. A bit difficult to find even with the gps. Definitely we would come again!!

1 Thank martinschnell
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Thank you again for a lovely dinnertimes two :-) Se you again next year - the DKs And thank you for keeping my cap when I forgot it :-)

2 Thank Carsten H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 26
Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strada Selvamaggio 80 | Strada Selamaggio 80, 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Colle di Val d'Elsa
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 920116

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?