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Ristorante IL Cardinale

Via Piemonte 10 | Loc. La Badia, 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy
+39 0577 922089
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Piemonte 10 | Loc. La Badia, 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Operated independently from the Relais Della Rovere where it is situated, by the waiter and his chef/wife. Outstanding and friendly service accompanied with good ( just not excellent) food. Certainly perfect for the tired traveler who doesn't want to venture into town where excellent options...More

2  Thank Arthur P
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant promised much and delivered little. There was a limited menu which was fine but there were three items unavailable. The food was acceptable but very unimpressive. Perhaps because it was late in the season the restaurant was "winding down"!! Unfortunately we wouldn't recommend...More

1  Thank Pat S
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Sadly we were not able to eat outside as it had been raining but the inside room is perfectly fine and the food also. Risotto was excellent as was the fig and chicken liver pate and the fusilli good too. Charming service though the wine...More

Thank Jane O
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious starter (fig, bacon, chicken pate and prosciutto) and desserts (chocolate cake) but very disappointing pasta - we had three different dishes and all were bland and based on dried pasta - not what we expected in this price range.

1  Thank Ben B
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

we stay at the hotel for two weeks Great dinner, excellent food, with good wine the staff was very friendly, and helpfull a must visit! we will go for sure back!

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were here last summer, but unfortunately it had been raining so the garden was closed; but in the antique abbey you can also enjoy a beautiful prepared dinner, expect just a bit more attention on the way everything is presented. We had to search...More

Thank TravelPim
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We arrived in our hotel rellais de la Rovere and rushed to il cardinale. We were very lucky because we didn't make a reservation and found the last table ✨💪🏻. The staff was absolutely wonderful and the food spectacular ! We had the fettuccini and...More

1  Thank Ada L
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Very elegant decoration and extremely friendly staff. The food is very nice and creative but mostly with local and regional ingredients. The wine list is very elaborate and with more than acceptable prices. Will definitely return here!

Thank Dirk M
Reviewed 23 August 2015

My partner and I stayed at the hotel it was in and dined their our first night. The food was so different and incredible that we ended up coming back two more times despite all the amazing Tuscan restaurants about. We even returned to celebrate...More

Thank Aimee S
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Given 5 of 5, but really want to give more. Stayed at the hotel for 4 nights with 2 nights included in the restaurant but decided to eat here all 4 nights. The waiters could not do enough for you and made excellent wine recommendations.

1  Thank Justin G
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$19 - US$42
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Piemonte 10 | Loc. La Badia, 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Colle di Val d'Elsa
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 922089
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