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La Chiusa

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Via della Madonnina, 88 | 53040 montefollonico, 53040 Montefollonico, Torrita di Siena, Italy
+39 0577 669668
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been coming to La Chiusa both to stay and to eat since October 2001. It is always like coming home for me, from the warmth of the welcome from both Umberto and Dania, to the beautiful views, comfortable/elegant accommodations, terrific, high-end rustic dinners, and the exceptional staff, especially Giampaolo and Luigi... it is nigh well perfect. It was... More 

Thank KennyP63
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love coming here whenever in Italy. First time was 1992 and it is always wonderful. We also had the pleasure of cooking with Dania 5 years ago. We have never been disappointed. Food is prepared with the best, freshest local ingredients and cooked and served with love. It doesn't get better.

1 Thank Howard K
Umberto L, Proprietario at La Chiusa, responded to this review

We thank you very much for your kind preference, we are glad to know that your stay with us was as good as it was in the past. we hope to welcome you again in the next future. enjoy your stay in Tuscany! More 

London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Lovely place, we had the pleasure of meeting the owners, Diana and Umberto and they treated us like family, with the best of Italian hospitality. And, as it has to be, 5 stars to the food!

Thank Damian G
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We were referred to the restaurant by the General Manager of our hotel and were sent with a "letter of recommendation" from Marco, a former member of their team who is now working at Hotel Lupaia. Immediately upon walking in the front door, we were greeted by Giancarlo and whisked to the kitchen wherein we were introduced to the husband... More 

Thank Andrew S
Umberto L, Proprietario at La Chiusa, responded to this review

We thank you very much, we are glad to know that you liked the hospitality and dinner. We hope to welcome you again in the next future. We wish you a wonderful stay in Tuscany!!! Dania, Umberto & Giampaolo. More 

New York City, New York
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

One one of our days visiting the Tuscany towns, my friend mentioned to our driver that it was my birthday, so he recommended a "special" place for lunch. He could not have been more right about it. Warmth, charm, extremely helpful proprietor, and amazing Tuscany food and wine. We also took a tour of the kitchen. It is a truly... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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239 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Some 12 years ago, I discovered this wonderful gem on a late summer tour of Tuscany - a 'first date'. My return last week in the late autumn light, with panoramas of Montepulciano and Pienza, has cast a spell - nothing less than 'infatuation'. A wonderful reunion with the urbane Sr. Umberto Lucherini as well as the kind and generous... More 

Thank FadedFoodie
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We recently enjoyed a wonderful dinner at La Chiusa, an authentic Tuscan restaurant a short drive from Montepulciano with great food, a very nice atmosphere, and a warm, colorful and memorable host, Umberto Lucherini, who welcomed us, gave us a tour of the kitchen, and made menu suggestions. Our meal was delicious, and we would strongly recommend this restaurant to... More 

Thank MAtraveler16
Wasaga Beach, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had an incredible dinner here while staying at Hotel Lupia. I ordered the meal and courses as offered on the menu for that specific night. The chef is truly an artist with both food, natural flavours, and kindly shares his passion for thereof when he visits your table. One of the best meals I have ever... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were greeted and treated like family from the moment we arrived! Excellent food and service with such a friendly gracious touch.

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Saint Hubert, Quebec, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 October 2016

One of the best restaurants in Tuscany in all aspects: food, service and locale. Upon arrival we were introduced to Chef as he gave us a tour of the kitchen and showed us his entrées such as duck and beef Florentine. The owner and his table staff were extremely attentive offering excellent advice on the menu and wine accompaniment. It... More 

Thank John Paul M

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$35 - US$142
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Validated Parking
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Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Madonnina, 88 | 53040 montefollonico, 53040 Montefollonico, Torrita di Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Torrita di Siena  >  Montefollonico
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 669668
The pleasure of Tuscany
Fifteen elegant rooms and a gourmet restaurant made out an ancient oil-mill: that is La Chiusa, a characteristic and intimate place to stay in Montefollonico, a countryside guest house immersed into the Sienna province hills.
We are in Tuscany , between Pienza and Montepulciano, on the ridge which divides Val D'Orcia and Crete Senesi. In the early 70's we pioneered to dedicate our lives to host in this part of the Tuscan countryside. We attended, several years later, the opening of the very firsts local guests houses and the rising of the Tuscan holidays as a must.
Unconsciousness, determination or just by chance? We do not know exactly what led us up here. Without any doubt a common and unconditioned passion for scents and aromas, for the tasteful extra virgin olive oil, for Sangiovese wines, salami and cheese of our Siennese land together with the devotion for the ancient culinary learning handed down from mother to daughter as the old land cultivation techniques passed on from father to son. But what mainly spurred us on stepping forward was the confidence that people would soon or later certainly get back to appreciate simplicity and what our definition of hospitality is. Almost forty years later we are proud to say that we were right.
Hospitality at La Chiusa not only means to open our house's doors to the guests, but to share with them our passion through the knowledge of our country.

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