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Osteria Il Bandito

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Via Della Croce 5 Loc. Castagnoli, 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
+39 0577 169 8218
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
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19:00 - 21:00
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Sugar Land, TX
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139 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very reasonably priced, good food and right next to the Cantalici Winery. The menu is quite extensive and the food and service were good.

Thank TexasLSUFan
Weston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Let's start by saying that Gaiole does not draw a big crowd. It is a small and charming Tuscan village that does not draw a big tourist trade. That is probably why it retains its charm. Let them all go to Firenze and shop the remarkable Prada outlet. But this Osteria served a delightful dinner with the owner chef paying... More 

Thank LAR1942
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Just coming out of a wine tour in the wine house 300 mts away, ( very good chianti riserva by the way) we stopped in this osteria, the reception was friendly and we had pappardelle al cinghiale ( wild boar) and tagliata ai funghi Delicious, very tasty . We coosed with an incredible panna cotta with frutti di bosco wow... More 

Thank Worldrun
Rome, Italy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We arrived for dinner with six guests and had a woderful meal. The host was very helpful and very friendly. I´ve visited the resaurant for the last few years and always enjoyed my visit.

Thank Tennishose
Stockholm, Sweden
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I had dinner at Osteria il Bandito together with my partner during our L'eroica week in Gaiole. The place is really little, cosy and very unpretentious. It's run by a family (mother, father and their sun). Extremely welcoming and warm! The food is local, rustique and at a very affordable price. They also have some very good wines (in bottle... More 

Thank Yordanka Y
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Great food. Beautiful view from the balcony. Nice hosts. I ordered grilled chicken which was very tasty, my wife ordered beef with vegetables. We drank Italian beer and enjoyed this meal very much. I would recommend visiting this osteria while its not rainy so you can dine on the balcony and enjoy the amazing landscape

Thank Yariv P
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We love this little restaurant. The views from the terrace are so Tuscan. Fabulous. And the food is great too. This is our third visit to Tuscany and we always include this osteria during our stay. We would thoroughly recommend it, especially eating out on the panoramic terrace.

Thank Anne H
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious and authentic food. There is also a great view and friendly service! Definitely recommend this place for pasta!

Thank cassb55
Ubud, Indonesia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It is a little Tuscan restaurant. It is perfectly pleasant and if you pick an outside table you can get a great view. The food, though nothing special, is fine. It's a place to drop in for lunch.

Thank JAmesFentress
Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This was our second visit. We came last year and made a note to return. Like many other roadside places in the small towns everything seems to be local. The house wine is from 5 Km as an example and a great match and value against the food. We had the bruschetta and caprese salad to begin and all excellent.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Della Croce 5 Loc. Castagnoli, 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Gaiole in Chianti
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 169 8218

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