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Il Brandano

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Via Valgelata 18 | Palazzo Brandano, 53020 Petroio, Italy
+39 0577 665169
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was very worried when 31/31 reviews were 5 star, as I've never seen that before! And I was right to be! Difficult to book as a non resident but eventually got in. No idea why it was so difficult as only two tables occupied. However the setting is gorgeous (such a shame rest didn't live up to that) To... More 

Thank Luckyd78
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Il Brandano is not an ordinary restaurant. It's a small, classy Tuscan place of few tables, and it feels like being a guest at someone's private residence. We showed up one evening at the doorstep of Ousmane, the host, with no reservations. Ousmane welcomed us warmly with great hospitality, and we waited at his beautifully-decorated lounge to be seated. The... More 

Thank Michal R
Thessaloniki, Greece
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

It was a great luck to drink some good wine in this glorious veranda, on our way to Pienza. Ousmane is a master of tourism. Top service, quality all over, a step beyond.

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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Okay, I LOVE this place. I happened to find it during my search for small restaurants with a view. To my surprise, we were all blown away with how we were taken care of and the manager cooked us an 8 course delicious dinner. Just amazing. Call ahead of time so they can help you find parking. they are VERY... More 

Thank Kimberly W
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

we did not want a huge meal so we were advised to have a selection of starters which we did. everything was lovely.

Thank triciaowles
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Followed the tripadvisor high rating and weren't disappointed - very, very well presented meals; with high flavor and style. And we got complimentary proseccco on arrival, and two complimentary entrees / appetisers to sample some of the other dishes that we were tossing around as choices. Service was excellent - attentive but not overdone, and informative on the meal and... More 

Thank Greg K
Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

My husband and I, usually with friends or relatives, visit this area regularly. Dinner or brunch at Il Brandano is an absolute "must" for us. Ousmane is the consummate host and his warm welcoming personality will make you feel like you are a long-time and much-appreciated regular. A meal there is always memorable: fresh and delicious and beautifully presented in... More 

Thank 945Catherine
Campobello, South Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

A few weeks ago now I took a visiting houseguest from NYC to Il Brandano for a farewell dinner. Ousmane never disappoints. It is difficult to impress a NewYorker, but impressed she was. As always everything wasexquisite.Thank you for another special evening Ousmane. PS Travel Advisor you just sent me another email asking for a review. I wrote this one... More 

Thank Nan H
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

While we were staying at Palazzo Brandano, we had the pleasure of celebrating our honeymoon meal at Il Brandano. This was actually more of an experience than just a meal. The atmosphere was lovely, the service was outstanding with many special touches and, above all, the food was the best meal we had among many fabulous meals all over Italy!... More 

Thank Ciel K
Stanford, Kentucky
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Il Brandano was a fantastic meal in the land of fantastic meals. Ousmane was a wonderful host during out dinner and there were many special touches. We will absolutely go back to Il Brandano the next time we visit Tuscany.

Thank a7correll

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Valgelata 18 | Palazzo Brandano, 53020 Petroio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Petroio
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 665169
  • This restaurant is at Palazzo Brandano

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?