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Taverna Etrusca

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Piazza del Pretorio 16, 58010 Sovana, Sorano, Italy
0564/614113
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Reading, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

After a long walk and a shower we went here for dinner. The staff were friendly and the food was local rustic and tasty. A lovely log fire and good house wine completed the evening. We were given some lemonchello to go with our coffees afterwards. As this was so good we went there the following evening as well.

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Thank Jill G
West Sweden, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Nice service and Food. The Food taste very good and They have a nice meny. Next time i am in Italy i be back to Sovana and the restaurant

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Our misfortune to have been booked for meal during our walking holiday here was not something we want others to suffer. The vendor was simply disinterested interested in our party as a whole. The food was less than average, my grilled cod ( tail end butterfly opened with the bones) arrived blacked and was served by the manager, who did... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

This restaurant should have been great. The location with three thousand years of history all around is amazing. This building looked atmospheric and we had high hopes after checking into the very indifferent hotel they are associated with. It wasn't to be - the restaurant was cold - that refers to both temperature and staff. The food was totally unacceptable... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Food was good and it was served by a very friendly waitress. There was an English version of the menu so ask if you need one. We have found with many meals in Italy that we can share the pasta dish and then order an entree each. We always get the house wine at restaurants which is excellent and the... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

We had never heard of Sovana let alone this restaurant/tavern. It was booked by the agent as part of a walking holiday and we stayed here for two nights. How fortunate we were. The service was outstanding - the owner did everything he could to make us feel welcome including inviting us to have dinner on his private terrace on... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

I would just like to say that my pasta dish was great but everything else was a let down. 1. They delivered the wrong dish, but to make it easier my brother in law accepted it. 2. The vegetable dish was really small and drenched in oil. 3. We had to request bread for the table which is automatically charged... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

We ate here several nights in a group--they just aren't equipped to deal with 18 of us together. One night 3 of us went and the service and food was outstanding--the steak was terrific!

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London
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233 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

It is somewhat dark inside with minimum lighting. It was also quite chilly, in fact all the other clients were well wrapped up too. The pasta dishes were very good, but hardly abundant. The same for the meat dishes and the vegetables. Again all very tasty but extremely small portions, served on huge plates. The wine was excellent, and thank... More 

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Connecticut
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

This is a relaxed and wonderful place to dine. My wife and I enjoyed a simply marvelous dinner and would recommend the Taverna Etrusca as a wonderful restaurant. My wife enjoyed a dinner of gnudi con tartufi neri (tasty ricotta and spinach with a delicious sauce of delicate herbs). I ordered pici (faro) al maremmeno served con ragu al chingali... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$74
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Pretorio 16, 58010 Sovana, Sorano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Grosseto  >  Sorano  >  Sovana
  • Phone Number: 0564/614113
Description
Taverna Etrusca sits in the corner of the splendid Preotorio Piazza, in the enchanting medieval town of Sovana, part of the Maremma Collinare. The old thirteenth century Palazzo del Pretorio that houses Taverna Etrusca was carefully renovated so that the restaurant continues to reflect all the beauty and authenticity of the original structure. Outside the coats of arms of the commissioners who ruled Sovana between 1484 and 1686 remain as symbols of the building’s illustrious past. Inside the restaurant’s atmosphere is intimate and refined, while still maintaining the strong architectural elements of the 13th century through it’s exposed beams and terracotta floors. Just off the main dining room is a small niche with one, very romantic table, allowing guests to dine in ultimate intimacy. During Spring and Summer, diners can enjoy the beautiful Tuscan weather on the alfresco terrace, where everything tastes better.

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