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Osteria Il Papero

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Piazza I Maggio 1 | Balconevisi, 56028 San Miniato, Italy
+39 338 430 2267
20:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sun 20:00 - 00:00
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Moscow, Russia
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We love Tuscan cuisine in general but you really get little bored with every local restaurant having more or less same menu. Il papero was a nice surprise having a mix of traditional and excellent things with something different like cool veg dishes and really fantastic soups ( rare to find here). Owners' son is a chef and we believe... More 

Thank NadiaShum
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Most of the food was in itself enjoyable, especially the semi-oriental cod. Not traditional, but we'd had plenty of that. The service was bizarre. Dishes arrived in random order and in a number of cases were forgotten. Some arrived after repeated reminders. One did not. No attempt was made to serve the 4 kids in the group early, let alone... More 

Thank Robin D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A great place if you prefer genuin food and a chef with integrity and pride in his cooking. The chef has a very good vision about what he wants and doesn't compromise with that in order to earn extra money. For example no beer are served since he doesn't think it fits the food. I would truly recommend it and... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Our family enjoyed eating at Il Papero so much we returned the following weekend to try the handmade pasta. Leandro is the chef and serves at the table as well, thus explaining what he's made and where the produce is from. He and his parents run a relaxed and hospitable Osteria with great music, wine list and quirky decor. Prepare... More 

1 Thank Emily S
Paris, France
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem in Tuscany. Everything was perfect. The Tuscany antipasti is wonderful. Go there. Valentine day was really nice!!!

Thank Daniel L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

This place was definetly the worst during our holiday. Started with an explanation what the didn't have, took too much time to prepare, quality of the food was not as it should be, and presentation was awfull. Last but not least the invoice was not correct. Three mistakes! They increased the invoice with over 10 euro. Seems as if this... More 

1 Thank Marco S
Keerbergen, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Me and my girlfriend had an amazing time at Osteria il Papero. The staff is amazing and very kind. We've been in several restaurants in Tuscany, but this was by far the best food we've tasted during our vacation. We went 2 times during our 10-days stay in Tuscany. If we ever come back to Tuscany, we'll definitely eat there... More 

1 Thank Joran89
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Excellent toscan food with a little twist of something modern. A small place so if you are going saturday or sunday you need to make a reservation.

Thank Jette Tosti I
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

First of all, I am a foodie. I love food and I actually go to places just because there is an interesting restaurant there.....that said, I feel it is my duty to share with people this amazing experience at Osteria il Papero. I went there with my husband and his cousins, and Leandro made our meal and moment unforgetable. His... More 

Thank Mi L
Arundel, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

A fantastically well cooked meal and a great restaurant. The Bisteca di Fiorentina is quite possibly the best steak I've ever eaten. This meal compares well to meals I've eaten in expensive London restaurants for the quality of ingredients and the skill of the chef who explained the menu to us and obviously cares about his food.

1 Thank Russelllepage

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza I Maggio 1 | Balconevisi, 56028 San Miniato, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  San Miniato
  • Phone Number: +39 338 430 2267

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