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Il Colombaio

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Localita Colombaio SNC, 53031 Casole d'Elsa, Italy
+39 0577 949002
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Il Colombaio is located in Casole D'Elsa, a tiny hilltop town in the Siena area. It is worth the trip if you are in the vicinity. The front room is a high-end trattoria with a very nice menu and delicious food. The back room is a fancier (but not in the least pretentious) restaurant with a Michelin star. Very imaginative... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Who knew that we'd find a Michelin star restaurant in Casole - and this is clearly the best restaurant around! Firstly, the service as you would expect was fantastic. We went for the taster menu (which was delicious, really really fantastic). We had the equivalent of 10 courses (meant to be six) with all the amuse bouche. We went with... More 

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Mariva B, chef at Il Colombaio, responded to this review

One of the best review never read. I don't know how thank you. We are so proud of your fantastic words, we are a very young staff and for that we are so proud .... a lot. We thank you so much and we wish the best for you. Bardotti Maurizio More 

Hamilton, Bermuda
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We called 1.45pm and asked if they would be able to seat us at 2.30, they told us that they would keep the kitchen open even though their last reservation for lunch usually is at 2pm. We loved it from the start. We were served a small bread buffet of home made bread, an aperitif and and 3 small appetizers,... More 

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Mariva B, chef at Il Colombaio, responded to this review

Thank you so so much for your amazing review. Me and all my staff we thnak you very much and we hope to see you again in our restaurant. Best regards Bardotti Maurizio More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We visited this restaurant 12 years ago when we were travelling in Tuscany and happened upon it by chance. We had the most delightful and memorable lunch in a family run environment. When we went back recently with 2 kids in tow, I was hoping to have that same quaint, unfussy family run restaurant experience. My initial disappointment was that... More 

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Mariva B, chef at Il Colombaio, responded to this review

Thank you so so much for your amazing review. Me and all my staff we thnak you very much and we hope to see you again in our restaurant. Best regards Bardotti Maurizio More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing food we were driving looking for somewhere to eat and after a week of traditional Italian this restaurant is amazing. Food so good and staff top quality. This truly was an amazing surprise. Forget the trattoria which I have no doubt is fantastic and go for the leisurely lunch with amazing food. Picture is the amuse bouche - tomato... More 

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Mariva B, chef at Il Colombaio, responded to this review

we are so proud for your amazing words. We thanks a loto for this incredible review. Me and all my young guys are so happy for that. Best regards Bardotti Maurizio More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stayed at The Il Colombaio residence for a week and tried the restaurant the last evening. The food was superb and the staff were very friendly and understanding with the kids. They could choose their own menu and the chef made what they wanted:)

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Mariva B, chef at Il Colombaio, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review......so....we will wait for anothr amazing dinner with us...we are so proud of your fantastic words. Best regards Maurizio Bardotti More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Book a table and ordre MENU’ GRAN DEGUSTAZIONE + wine menu..... and you will be surprised. The restaurant is located long from where you normal are looking for the best gourmet food. Try it......they got 3 restaurants On same location....ask for the gourmet restaurant.

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Mariva B, chef at Il Colombaio, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review......so....we will wait for anothr amazing dinner with us...we are so proud of your fantastic words. Best regards Maurizio Bardotti More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Friendly and welcoming staff who gave excellent service. The food was tremendous from the amuse bouche to my main of sea bass in mussel sauce and ending with a blue cheese semifreddo. We will be back!

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Mariva B, chef at Il Colombaio, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review......so....we will wait for anothr amazing dinner with us... Maurizio Bardotti More 

Sydney
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451 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Il Colombaio is part of a renovated farm complex located just below the hill town of Casole D'Elsa. The complex includes rooms/apartments for rent and another, less formal restaurant, La Sosta. On the day we dined here for lunch the temperature was in the mid 30's so we decided to eat inside rather than on the terrace. There were 2... More 

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Mariva B, chef at Il Colombaio, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your fantastic review....for us is very important make customers happy because we are all young guys. Thank you very much Best regards Bardotti Maurizio chef More 

Michigan
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

This restaurant is located just outside Casole d’Elsa. The food was just terrific. From the first bite of the amuse bouche we knew it was going to be outstanding. The amuse bouche had 3 items: one was a small pasta bird’s nest with a quail egg set on top of the most delicious vegetable soup. There was fois gras wrapped... More 

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Mariva B, chef at Il Colombaio, responded to this review

We thank you very much for your fantastic words. WE hare so happy when we read these reviews....beacuse we are all young guys... See you soon ... Bardotti Maurizio chef More 

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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
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Localita Colombaio SNC, 53031 Casole d'Elsa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Casole d'Elsa
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 949002

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