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Il Frantoio Restaurant

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Via del Castello, 38 | Piazza Del Duomo, 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy
+39 0577 923652
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Today
19:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 00:30 - 14:30
Fri - Wed 19:30 - 22:00
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the village for one month and frequented Il Frantoio often Pietro and staff are amazing and service is top-notch. They are flexible about substituting or making to share dishes for a group. The food is amazing. The starters - the pate, octopus salad, and brochette\i are highly recommended. All the pasta is delicious and homemade. We had... More 

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Thank Cindy B
Florence, Italy
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delicious lunch of risotto with ortica, cooked perfectly then lamb and tagliata, both very tasty. The atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant in an interesting space. The staff were very professional, friendly and perfectly attuned. We were impressed.

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Thank Chip319
San Francisco
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The restaurant is in a refurbished olive oil processing building, which still has some rooms and items from the old mill. We were able to compare white (fall) truffles with black (summer, etc) truffles – both dishes being prepared using the same very good tagliatelle pasta. Desserts and polpo antipasta were also very good. The lay-out of the tables in... More 

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The restaurant is underground - an old oil press under a seigneurial palace, cool in summer. The chicken liver paté was as smooth as goose paté - with nut crumbles to provide texture. The guinea fowl surprisingly melted on the tongue; the lamb copious and well roasted. The latte in piedi dessert a glorious dinish.

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Thank aldo m
Barcelona, Spain
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

On a very hot Tuscan day we found this very charming restaurant, which looks like an old cellar. Very nicely decorated place, charming service an great music. We ate an amazing bisteca fiorentina. Desserts were also great!

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Thank Frones
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We spent the last night of our two-week honeymoon at Il Frantoio for a cooking class and dinner! It was AMAZING! Learning how to cook fresh pasta, appetizers and a dessert was the perfect way to end our trip. It was so cool learning from an Italian chef! Jacopo was great! If you want a fun, authentic experience this is... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Attentive and knowledgeable staff and well presented, well cooked food. I only wish we had stayed longer and had time for a second visit. Sadly, they were closed on our last night : (

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paris
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is in an old building absolutely beautiful. Maybe an old place to make olive oil. The whole dining room is very nice and the decoration is OK. The food is very disappointing, not so much choice and our risotto was under cooked. Staff is nice.

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Thank QueshuaParis
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Colle di Val d'Elsa is a very small Tuscan hill town and we did not expect to find such a lovely restaurant there. Unusual decor, excellent food. We asked for a couple of things not on the menu and they readily provided them. Traditional Italian atmosphere. Menu included some surprises like dishes featuring wild boar and rabbit. Pasta was home... More 

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Thank Virginia S
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

This is a really unique restaurant set in an old olive old factory in the old walled town. The food was nice, but could be better with attention to detail. My quail could have benefited with a bit of gravy or jus.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$43
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
00:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Monday
19:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 22:00
Friday
19:30 - 22:00
Saturday
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Castello, 38 | Piazza Del Duomo, 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Colle di Val d'Elsa
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 923652

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?