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“What a gem!”
Review of Maga Mago

Maga Mago
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant with great atmosphere both inside and outside.
The food was perfect, very tasty and typical of the area.
Would highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

The trip up the winding road from Barberino was worthwhile to visit this lovely homely true Italian restaurant. We speak no Italian but they went out of their way to help us with the menu. The chef came out to help translate. We ate the pate followed by homemade pasta with sauce. Both were beautiful. Fresh bread and water was given to us as soon as we arrived. The house wine served by the glass was of an excellent quality.

Thank mandy193
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

We were looking for restaurant open on Sunday dinner close to our location. Mago Mago was one of very few options. So expectations were not so high. in reality it's one of the best restaurants I've ever visited in Toscana with authentic local cuisine and fantastic bistecca alla fiorentina. 100 % must visit place.

Thank mykhaylyuk
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We came there with high expectations as we read so many good things about this place, but we left utterly disappointed.
1. We were asked to sit at a nice free table, one out of 3 free tables. Then we were asked to leave the table and wait outside for approx. 20-30minutes, as this table was reserved. The other 2 tables as well. So we decided to wait. A big mistake.
2. We then waited outside only to realise that they forgot about us. So we asked on a update on the table after 30 minutes, only to be seated at one of the two other available tables which were free 30 minutes ago.
3. It took 10 minutes to place an order. After that we waited for 45 minutes on our food to arrive which hasn't yet. After I got the information that it will take 2 minutes I gave them the ultimatum that if the food is not here we'll leave, the kitchen sent us a starter on the house after 4 minutes.
4. 15 Minutes later we got the food we ordered.
I was not really impressed. The lamb was heavily seasoned with herbs and the meat was too well done. Normally I would expect it medium. The grilled sausages tasted great, but 1/4 of them were raw, so not cooked.
I can appreciate that today was an exception as it was a public holiday in Italy and the restaurant was full (except for the 3 tables mentioned above). But that does not excuse for a lousy service (we didn't even get the bread). I would imagine they knew about all these clients coming due to the reservations they received; hence more staff would have prevented this sad experience.
5. They write the receipts by hand and then calculate it with a calculator.
So, we spent approx. 2h for lunch which was under our expectations.
Overall they get 2 stars as I like the location and the ambience of the place.

Thank Frankfurtreturner
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had a great time and fantastic meal at this restaurant and a memorable conversation with the chef and owner Efram about our lives in Italy, America, and India.

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Thank Yuvraj J
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