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La Grotta di Tiburzi

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US$21 - US$37
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Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Tuscan, Central-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed May 14, 2022 via mobile

Hands down the best pasta I’ve had during my trip of Italy - and I’ve eaten some amazingly delicious pasta! We came across this very cute restaurant while trying to buy fish. The very sweet couple who own the place helped with some advice then...invited us to see the restaurant. From the outside it looks like a cute local restaurant. However, once inside you are greeted with a gorgeous dining area encased by a unique cave (grotto) and water well from historical times! A good menu and what felt like it would be an authentic approach to cooking was exciting. We continued on our quest for fish but decided to come back later in the evening. Later that evening we turned up around 930pm - and were warmly welcomed in. We sat in the cave dining room and ordered cacio e Pepe and the pasta with bottarga (fish eggs). Both were unbelievably delicious - the best we had all trip (and we’ve eaten at some amazing restaurants in Rome - amalfi - Tuscany - some with Michelin stars). Beyond the food, the family that runs the place were just so warm, welcoming and ran the place because they want people to be happy eating their home style cooking! We definitely felt the love and passion that went into our pasta. Chuisdino is a small quaint town that is part of the Siena region - probably lesser known then some of the other towns. HOWEVER, this restaurant is out of this world and worth a detour just to eat the food and check out the cave and meet the lovely family that run this restaurant. Go here if you want authentic, delicious food that you will dream of days, weeks, months! I’m already thinking of when we will go back so I can have the pasta with bottarga again! YUM!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed September 2, 2021

We were told at the door, no tables outside available...no one was in the restaurant, inside or out. They said they didn't have a table set inside although they were already open for 30 minutes! She also told us if we want to see a...menu, take a picture of the chalkboard outside and bring it in with us! If this was any indication of the service we would receive and have to pay for it, just wasn't worth the aggravation!!! I wouldn't recommend any restaurant, good food or not that treat their guests like that before we even entered the door!!! .More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

A little gem of an Osteria off the beaten path in a quaint small village of Chiusdino, Italy. We were at the site of the San Galgano, the Hermitage and the small village of Chiusdino where the tale of the San Galgano, the small church...and the storied head of San Galgano is the relic. We enjoyed a light meal of salad, naked spinach balls, and desert. We loved the meat and environment of the Osteria and Village. This is a necessary stop if you have made the trek to the Hermitage.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

We are here traveling with 8 friends. The restaurant easily accommodated our party of 10, with prior reservations confirmed via email. This is a wonderful find in a quaint medieval city, which you should explore. The food was outstanding, pasta amazing. Service was great and...attentive. These 3 ladies have a process that you should check outMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019

Excellent lunch in this cozy restaurant in beautiful Chiusdino. Their speciality pici with crumbs were just delicious as well as the house wine and everything else we had. Excellent price quality ratio. I would definitely go back if in the area!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

well worth a visit and he was right. The restaurant is small and the staff are very friendly and efficient. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. We went twice in the four days we were in the area.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 28, 2019

Excellent food ,very friendly staff who looked after our party of 21 very well.This included 3 vegetarians & 1 coeliac meal.Would highly recommend a visit for an authentic taste of Italy

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

If you are going to San Galgano and then to its museo in Chiusdino, treat yourself to a meal here. La Grotta di Tiburzi is an example of finding the best meals in out of the way villages and towns. When you order pasta, the...pan it is prepared in is brought to the table and then plated, hot and steamy. We had crostini misti, cacio y pepe and a ragu pasta. All was excellent. Wish we could return.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

Best lunch this week in Italy. Good service. Great food. I had the fried vegetables and custard of muscaponi. May fate balls were good which is a spinach ravioli without the pasta. All yummy with the red wine

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

This restaurant is located inside a grotto! What fun! The food was very good and the staff very attentive. We had a group of 14 and everything went smoothly!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited La Grotto on the back of it's positive reviews, and it didn't disappoint! We were treated to traditional Tuscan cuisine in a small restaurant in a cave underneath a house, at the top of a hill in Chuisdino. Service and food were both...excellent, house wine was fantastic and so cheap. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Thirteen of us had lunch at La Grotta and it was a delightful experience. Excellent house wine and bottled water were on our tables as soon as we arrived. We had a set menu because of the size of our group starting with fresh garden...salad, followed by the best fried vegetables. Next came malfatti or gnudi, little round balls that would normally be wrapped in a ravioli pasta. Dessert was a delicious mascarpone slightly sweetened. Service was very good and the price was very reasonable. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

This place is a cool grotto with brick and stone. I thought the atmosphere was cozy and relaxed, and the food incredible. My husband and I ate here on our wedding night and I'm so glad we did. I read a few reviews after we...had eaten there to see what others had said and I noticed a few people saying that service was slow. I'm not sure if that was an off night for the restaurant, or if they were tourists not used to the slower pace of the Italian dining experience. I did not find the service slow. I actually prefer the Italian dining experience of seperated courses with enough time to enjoy your food and each other's company between them. The wait staff doesn't hover, they don't constantly interrupt with innane questions while you're mid-sentance, and they are making your food fresh after you order it. All-around great experience here.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the heart of the small historic town of Ciusdino. The food is perfect, the service is quick and courteous. Very good wines. Very reasonable prices

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Incredible place - super nice and helpful staff, delicious, simple and affordable food, genuine tuscan atmosphere and ‘No service’ of your mobile carrier - you can enjoy your meal without constant checking what’s in on FB on your phone. Must visit and feel 👍

Date of visit: August 2018
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La Grotta di Tiburzi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5