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La Buca di Enea

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Via della Buca, 10, 53026, Pienza, Italy
+39 0578 748653
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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282 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

La Buca di Erea is a tiny restaurant. Our party of 12 booked out the restaurant completely. The bruschetta were the best we encountered in our two weeks in Tuscany. A superb salad was served and we all had different pastas – pici, tagliatelle and ravioli. A pear tart finished the meal and complimentary Grappa and Limoncello were served. Host... More 

Thank Richard A
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is the same for lunch and dinner. The owner/chef is very engaging. Excellent Duck Ragu, Boar stew, vegetable soup, Tagliatelle with mushrooms and more. There are several charcuterie type platters which are also excellent value. It is a small restaurant but the value is large. It is also clean.

Thank Don M
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tiny place in Pienza is a gem! First night my husband had wild boar stew and the owner paired with a very fine Montepulciano wine. He was over the moon and insisted every day that we must return. On our last night we returned and he had wild boar over pasta with a Brunello from Montalcino. Happy camper! I... More 

Thank Citygirl782
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a small little place in Pienza so best to make a reservation. The food is simple but delicious Tuscan. Don't miss the grilled veggies and the cinghale is wine. House wine is good too,

Thank cattivojo
Diablo, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

La Buca di Inea was a truly memorable dining experience. My wife and I had a truly outstanding meal while on our trip to Italy. We shared a green salad with tomatoes that was as large as it was good. It was big enough for four people at a very reasonable price and was very fresh and delicious. My wife... More 

Thank DiabloTravelers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing lunch here. A small little place, great food. We had a selection of cheeses to start which was amazingly good and then had the lasagne and Picci all'aglione. It was the best lasagne we ate and the Picci was perfect too. A must go!

Thank Karin G
Quebec City, Canada
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Just had a terrific meal at Antonio and Gabriella's place. We liked it so much, our best meal in the region, that my girlifriend asked for a picture with Antonio! Crostini with tomatoes, garlic and oil was the best we ever tasted, the picci were delicious and service was fast and efficient yet not pushy at all. It's a tiny... More 

Thank Mister_Simple_Truth
North Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Found this lovely little place in Pienza and had a lovely authentic rustic Italian lunch - exactly as it should be! Would definitely recommend.

Thank Cat_uk_86
Charleston, SC
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We stopped in here for an early dinner one night. Upon trying to open the door, it was locked. In the same instant, the owner came up behind us and unlocked the door, seated us, took our order and cooked our dinner!! He could not have been more pleasant. our dinner with the parings, were all very good! My husband... More 

Thank GoClemson
Moraine, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Excellent, excellent food and vino! Small place, best to call ahead if it's already evening. This was recommended to us by our hosts at Cretaiole and it did not disappoint. Reasonably priced, outstanding in every way.

Thank Janet S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Buca, 10, 53026, Pienza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Pienza
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 748653

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