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La Merenda

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Piazza Bionda Maria 1, 57022 Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci, Italy
+39 0565 762154
09:30 - 12:00
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Wed - Mon 09:30 - 12:00
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant. We stopped here for lunch after a long drive from La Spezia! Mixed crostini to start. Ragu for me and gnocchi for my partner. We sat in the sun and just enjoyed the world going by.

Thank MichelleB1989
Rome, Italy
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271 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

The only thing anyone needs while visiting Castello di Bolgheri and wishing to have a lunch is to stop at this nice place. Choose the Big Plate with traditional cuts, order housewine and enjoy your stay.

Thank Max120368
Moscow, Russia
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200 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Even though reported as closed in the afternoon, this wonderful little restaurant - a part from that they do carry the super tuscans (red wines) - has shown great flexibility in hosting us this afternoon. Anything was possible, nothing was a problem. The Montepergoli is not yet an Ornellaia, but has the potential to be discovered yet, as another gem... More 

Thank CenturionMember
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

Some years ago I was been in this place a loto of times, yesterday I come back for working lunch In this place I have always lingered for quick meals or snacks. This local / wine / selling local products, has high quality products: cheese, wine and meat. The strong point is not to be found in the elaborate dishes.... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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151 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

Arriving in Bolgheri around lunch time being a crowd of twelve we choose the first restaurant which could accommodate us all. This was a good decision. The Caprese, truffle pasta and wines sold by the glass were excellent. You should not be in a hurry at this restaurant even though the ladies serving us did their best. Service and atmosphere... More 

Thank Lux2000
Tel Aviv, Israel
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

My experience at La Merenda started out a little shaky. I am a vegetarian, so when I ordered the truffle pasta, which a dish I've eaten several times and really enjoyed, I couldn't imagine it would come with pork fat globs on top! When my dish arrived, I realized this wasn't something I could eat. I took it back to... More 

Thank Margols
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

We chose this restaurant simply because of the very warm welcome received even though we arrived towards the end of the normal lunch period. (Staff in two nearby restaurants certainly showed no interest in accommodating us at that time.) As it happened the food was very good overall and I would have no reservation about recommending the Tuscan stew. It... More 

Thank John5570
Milan, Italy
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

Great food (we had a selection of local cheese and fiorentina steak), excellent service, lovely night out in Bolgheri. We'll go again.

Thank SaraDT
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

Had a terrific meal , not only was the food delicious was it was also presented beautifully. The whole place had a serene, peaceful atmosphere in a beautiful setting.

Thank Lela53
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

We had lunch here today. A couple of the restaurants that were recommended by our guide were not open for lunch. La Merenda is a charming local spot in the tiny town center of Bolgheri. The atmosphere was of a rustic, family owned, village restaurant that caters to tourists and visitors. Insalate mista and caprese salad were very good. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
09:30 - 12:00
09:30 - 12:00
09:30 - 12:00
09:30 - 12:00
09:30 - 12:00
09:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Bionda Maria 1, 57022 Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Livorno  >  Castagneto Carducci  >  Bolgheri
  • Phone Number: +39 0565 762154

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?