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La Grotta di Tiburzi

Via Paolo Mascagni 15 | Old Small Town, 53012, Chiusdino, Italy
+39 0577 752948
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (10 reviews)
“orange salad” (3 reviews)
“french fries” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Via Paolo Mascagni 15 | Old Small Town, 53012, Chiusdino, Italy
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really great experience, right from the ambience (inside a grotto), thruough the whole meal. We were just walking by at lunch time, and decided to try it (saw the tripadvisor excellecne award stickers in the window). Really glad we decided to try. Initially we...More

1  Thank Danny S
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We traveled to Tuscany for a week long wedding and this was by far the best restaurant we visited! We ordered like 9 different dishes and they were all exquisite. If you are in the area, make sure you do not miss this little jewel!

1  Thank eileen j
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We liked everything about our lunch here. The house wine, the food, and the service. And it was in a cave!!! Some reviewers have complained that it is small, and that it has one server; well yes, it is a small place. We were not...More

1  Thank SaltLakeCityPortia
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Upon recapping with my family our trip to Italy and Croatia, most of us decided that this was the most memorable meal we had; and I must say we had many, after all it is Italy! It took us several days of trying to go...More

1  Thank Annabel H
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We were told of a great wine list and wonderful food. We found the food but the wine list ! Food was good and fresh with pastas served out of the pan straight onto the plate which we all liked. Make sure you ask for...More

Thank Nickjcthompson
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I checked our phone for a recommended restaurant in Chiusdino and found this gem. The street it is on was beautiful and covered with flowers in bloom. We had a delicious meal in an old grotto setting. We had a large salad,...More

Thank vonhouston
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Friendly atmosphere with great food. Our lunch started with appetizers of deep fried zuccini, onion and potato followed by a fresh salad w/delicious cut tomato. Next we had a specialty of spinach gnudi with grated cheese - this was wonderful. Desert included a refreshing cold...More

1  Thank Duane C
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Restaurant run by four women, offering home style cooking. A small menu but well executed, using only the freshest of local ingredients. If you're expecting a formal dining experience, find another. What we got was great food, and friendly service. I can certainly recommend the...More

Thank khe0ngw
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Run by three women, this restaurant produces decent food but with no concept of how to organise a kitchen so as to deliver several dishes to a table at roughly the same time. Our table of four started with some sharing dishes comprising a couple...More

Thank AirmilesAlways
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Found this place when wandering around Chiusdino! What a brilliant find! The staff were so friendly and attentive, they spoke perfect English. The food was amazing and so fresh! We had the meat and cheese plate to start which was a little of everything to...More

1  Thank fiona w
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$43
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Paolo Mascagni 15 | Old Small Town, 53012, Chiusdino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Chiusdino
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 752948
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Description
The "Grotta di Tiburzi" is a small Wine Bar Restaurant run by Mariangela and her daughters Bianca and Ada. It lies in the historical center of the medieval small town of Chiusdino (Siena) within easy reach of the Romanesque Abbey of Montesiepi and of the Cistercien Cathedral of San Galgano. Galgano Guidotti was born in Chiusdino where his home, turned into a chapel nowadays, can be visited. Chiusdino is perched on a small hill overlooking the "Alta Val di Merse", an age-old route through the "Colline Metallifere" leading from Siena to Massa Marittima and the nearly Maremma, once a land of malaria and bandits. The management therefore has rightly chosen to call the restaurant for the bandit's name. The restaurant which is located in Via Paolo Mascagni n.15, Consists of three distinct rooms adorned with structures and decorations typically medieval, such as arches vaults and settling tanks for water storage, besides a natural cave with even temperature. The rooms were once used as a distillery until the mid-1900, nowadays however they can sit up to 25/30 guests around wooden and marble tables. A cosy homely atmosphere welcomes you to enjoy the typical Senese cooking, still firmly bound to tradition and to taste some excellent red wines, such as "Chianti", "Brunello di Montalcino" and "Nobile di Montepulciano".
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