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Osteria Del Vicario

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
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  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 05/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$45 - US$136
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Italian, Contemporary, Tuscan, Central-Italian
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Reviewed 6 September 2021 via mobile

We had a perfect and very romantic evening at the restaurant of Eleonora and Erik. The food was very good, the service was perfect and we had a very nice private table with a great view. As I made a marriage proposal to my girlfriend,...I was in contact with Eleonora before and she organised a perfect romantic setting for us :-) It was an unforgettable evening!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 12 September 2020

We visited here nearly 20 years ago and still cite it as one of the most memorable meals ever sitting out on the old stone terrace admiring the view, eating fabulous food and listening to a play being enacted in the village square. Delighted to...finally have tracked it down on line and cant wait to return!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Osteria D, Proprietario at Osteria Del Vicario, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2021

Dear wanderlustbelfast, Thank you really so much for your feedback! We are so happy that you came back and you enjoyed as the First Time. We can t wait to see you soon again! Best Regards Osteria Del Vicario

Reviewed 2 August 2020 via mobile

Where to begin.. beautiful location- waiter well mannered and professional but many odd inconsistencies. sign at the door says ‘we appreciate silence’ but there was an outdoor cinema to disrupt our peaceful and blissful terrace. This was a real disruption! You are obliged to get...two dishes each (note: dessert does not count) and this is not obvious until you are sitting with menu in hand. Never seen this rule anywhere. Portions very small - ingredients not too fresh. No amuse bouche! We were very disappointed because it appeared to have the potential to be a beautiful evening. I do not recommend it.More

Date of visit: August 2020
950osteriad, Owner at Osteria Del Vicario, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2020
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Buonasera Sig.ri Comana, Ci dispiace evincere dalla recensione che la vostra non sia stata una serata positiva. A costo di...More

Reviewed 18 February 2020

My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon in October 2019. It was beyond our expectations. We loved every moment of it. The monastry was in a perfect location with views of the town and countryside. The food, including the breakfast was delicious and...everything was done to meet our dietary requirements. It was the best dinner we had during our stay in Italy but not the most expensive! However by far the standout was the owners. Their hospitality was so warm and they were incredibly helpful. They made us feel so welcome and relaxed. It was hard to leave and we would definitley reccomend this to anyone wanting a stay in the countryside.More

Date of visit: October 2019
950osteriad, Proprietario at Osteria Del Vicario, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Dear Mrs Ellen, Thanks a lot for your feedback, your words are very important to us! We really appreciate that you used a bit of your time writing something about your experience and we are very happy that you have had this amazing time for...More

Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

This fine restaurant in Certaldo Alto gives you a real Tuscan feeling with typical Tuscan food. Each dish has a story and will be eaten with great pleasure. The host and hostess have a very good knowledge of ingeredients and wine. They also give advice...about the food or wine. They are very gentle and it’s a nice place to visit/spend the evening. Thank you very much for this fantastic experience/evening Erik & Eleonora! Geert & KarolienMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Osteria D, Proprietario at Osteria Del Vicario, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2019

Dear Geert & Karolien, Having you few times for dinner was absolutely fantastic! Thanks for trying new things and to trust in some advices! We enjoyed very much the service with you and your relatives. We are really looking forward to seeing you soon in...More

Reviewed 3 August 2019

Superb location in an idyllic village. Romantic atmosphere. Different menus and possibility to order à la carte. Local dishes of a gastronomic level with local products. Very well advised and explained, and so is the wine. But what impressed me the most was the hospitality!...Absolutely to recommend, and that’s the reason our group went back 4 times! Price/quality is excellent for such a gastronomic level. Thank you Eric and Eleonora, you made our holiday! Cédric and StefanieMore

Date of visit: July 2019
Osteria D, Proprietario at Osteria Del Vicario, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2019

Dear Cédric and Stefanie, Thank you really very much to all of you for the wonderful kindness during your dinners. It has been great to have had the chance to know you and to give few good dining experiences! We are really looking forward to...More

Reviewed 28 May 2019 via mobile

Had lunch at this place today. What a wonderful discovery. Tucked away at the top of the old part of town next to the Palazzo Pretoria, the Osteria del Vicario (a converted old monastery full of atmospheres) is a hidden treat. We had to eat...inside due to the inclement weather but there is a terrace with views for better weather days. Food is imaginative and cooked to order so everything is fresh. Menu changes daily depending on what is available. Run by a husband and wife. A place not to be missed. Five rooms on site for those wishing to stay over.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Osteria D, Proprietario at Osteria Del Vicario, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2019

Dear 375maggiel, Thank you for your nice words, we will be happy to have you back soon. Best Regards Osteria del Vicario

Reviewed 10 May 2019 via mobile

Great food. Fabulous views. A little on the expensive side but really good for "foodies" or for a special occasion. Nice to sit on their terrace with a glass of vino and just enjoy the views!

Date of visit: May 2019
Osteria D, Proprietario at Osteria Del Vicario, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2019

Dear 303kathrynh, Thanks a lot for your feedback! We are really glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the food! We are looking forward to seeing you very soon on our terrace! Best Regards,

Reviewed 12 March 2019

We were in Certaldo for one night and had dinner here. The restaurant is unique, charming and very very cosy for a fine dining place. We had amazing service as well with the wine and drinks recommendation. Everything was delicious. I eat mostly seafood and...vegetables so was happy to see that this restaurant had a few seafood dishes. It was one of the nicest restaurants we went to in Tuscany, and we went to all the bigger towns, San Gimignano, Siena, Colle Val D’elsa Etc.... Certaldo is small but authentic and real. Nicer in some ways then the tourist traps ( looking at you, Florence). Don’t expect to find a Prada store here...Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Osteria D, Proprietario at Osteria Del Vicario, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2019

Dear Mellow_min, Thanks a lot for taking time sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! We are very happy that you enjoyed our menu and the wines! We are really looking forward to seeing you soon in the summer, perhaps in our sunny terrace! Thanks a lot!...More

Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

A very elegant place with a refined menu. However, possibly because it’s low season, the dishes did not live up to expectations, and the place seems to be focused on extracting your money, rather than feeding you well. You MUST choose two dishes if you...want to go by a la carte menu. I am not certain you can oblige your customers legally to do it, but here we are. The arancino with prosciutto and cheese, served as the chef’s compliment, was indifferent as any you can find in a fast food joint. The topinambur blended cream soup with pieces of fried topinambur was delicious though minuscular. My risotto with scallops arrived with a single scallop in the centre and was nothing ti write home about. Add a glass of an ordinary Vernaccia, a coffee and a bottle of still water - 56 euro seems to me almost a rip-off (compared to exquisite food I usually get for less here in Tuscany). Sorry, not sorry.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Towise, Proprietario at Osteria Del Vicario, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2019
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Dear Martamelia, First of all I'd like to say that the menu and its rules are outside the door as...More

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Osteria Del Vicario is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5