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Osteria Il Papavero

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Localita Barbischio 15, 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 749063
12:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 21:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a huge trekking trip and we were really hungry. We passed the village Barbischie and sah the little Osteria. We decided to stay a little and then go on. We didn't expect that the food was soooo good. Try the pici!

Thank Sandra E
Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Little trattoria with Perfect food and service, suggest to try the grill octopus and beef stew in chianti sauce.

1 Thank nokinyuli
Zagreb, Croatia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing! Great food and, of course, wine, very helpful and pleasant staff, great service, beautiful surroundings. Prices are reasonable. Worth to visit regardless of where you are located in Tuscany!

Thank ZagrebAna2014
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining at Osteria Il Papavero this evening just a short drive from our hotel, Castillo di Spaltenna. Our host and hostess could not have been more accommodating, explaining the wine list and menu in English to us. The vegetarian pasta dish and traditional beef stew we ordered were wonderful. The dessert sampler was outrageous. Dinner... More 

Thank Laurie S
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Andre is the owner and Chef of this small restaurant that can accommodate no more than 16 persons. It is tuck in the middle of the Gaiole in Chanti town square, about an hour drive out of Florence. We were staying at the Castillo di Spaltenna and this restaurant is a 10 mins walk from the hotel. We had a... More 

1 Thank Chris2016SG
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Excellent service. The host went over all the menu with us, explaining every detail patiently. The food was very good (the best meal we had during our 8 days visit to Italy). Great value for a reasonable price. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Itay K
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Ate here on our honeymoon. Loved this place. It literally feels like you are in someone's home. We ate outside overlooking the valley, the view is incredible. Food was great. Wish we could go back.

Thank Leah J
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Always love going to I'll Papavero when traveling in Chianti. Their authentic and hearty Tuscan dishes are a delight.

1 Thank Ron S
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Never expecting to find such a jewel in a tiny remote spot. The presentation was 1st class, food was definitely gourmet, and the prices very reasonable. A great experience. They are closing Nov 1st for the season, we are disappointed as we would return many times, as we are in the area for a while.

1 Thank susanhopem
Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I really felt like a local dining at this off-the-beaten-path Tuscan gem. In fact, my mother said that this was her favorite restaurant from my family's entire two-week stay in Italy. Not to be missed, if you are staying at one of the wine estates in the area. This restaurant is a little hard to find, which is part of... More 

1 Thank 159lukew

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$22 - US$39
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Localita Barbischio 15, 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Gaiole in Chianti
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 749063
This year to l'OSTERIA IL PAPAVERO you can find our tipical tuscan light lunch and good drinks!! In the afternoon 2:30pm-7:00pm we wait for you!!!

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