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L Osteria del Merlo

Via Sobborgo 1, 53040 Cetona, Italy
+39 0578 238299
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Via Sobborgo 1, 53040 Cetona, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a divine meal here for 8 adults while staying near Cetona. Everything was exceptional - and very reasonable for the quality. At the end of the meal we thoroughly enjoyed meeting the all female chef squad. Bravissimo!

Thank jdrobbo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As with all the restaurants we have visited in Italy, the owners and staff are friendly and delightful. We had a lovely bottle of wine and shared (with quite a bit left over) a magnificent steak. Warning- even "medium" comes out red in the center....More

Thank Dst727
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Driving around the area we checked online for the most recommended place for lunch near Cetona. L Osteria del Merlo came up highly recommended and after finding a parking spot in the charming, narrow lanes of Cetona, we stepped into the restaurant. The service here...More

Thank Byram D
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is consistently the best eating in Cetona. The service continues to be attentive and helpful. The variety and quality of all of the courses is excellent. It remains the top of my list

Thank Reviewer_161231
Reviewed 30 October 2016

My family and I traveled to Italy and we had dinner at Merlo the first night. A wonderful restaurant and all courses were delicious.

Thank Diane14_3
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were a loud group of 9, the service was excellent and the food was incredible. A wonderful and memorable evening. one of the group spilled wine on his shirt and the head waiter was over with talc and a brush to try to remove...More

Thank Canuck1953
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had lunch here on a Tuesday when most of the restaurants were closed, and two local restaurant people (a server and a bartender) recced it. It's in an actual tower right off the main square in Cetona, very pretty. Very small too-- maybe 8...More

Thank alira
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had a family dinner, the restaurant terrace is cozy, the food delicious and the staff were attentive. We were a pretty loud group, 9 of us, but the atmosphere allowed this and the staff were completely fine with it. I would recommend this restaurant...More

Thank 299Tish
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying that it is an excellent idea to have a reservation for this, and any restaurant in Cetona. It is a small town with only a few restaurants that fill up with tourists and locals, even during the week. In fact,...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Visited as a group of 8 and had a fantastic evening. Food is great and very reasonable. Service also very good. The waiters don't hover over you and a meal takes an entire evening. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Jonathan K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sobborgo 1, 53040 Cetona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Cetona
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 238299
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