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“So good we booked an evening visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante 13 Gobbi

Ristorante 13 Gobbi
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Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“So good we booked an evening visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Read about this in local tourist guide and decided to visit. Brilliant restaurant, especially the pasta mixed in the pecorino wheel. We enjoyed it so much for lunch we decided to book a table for the following week for dinner to try some more of the menu. The small town of Montefollonico where the restaurant is based is also worth a trip.

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florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best adult Mac and Cheese ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

It is probably a crime to call 13 Gobbi's signature dish, with fresh home made pasta tossed in a wheel of pecorino cheese Mac and cheese, but I think of it that way, and it makes me happy! All of the dishes at 13 Gobbi's are very good, the location in Montefellonico is wonderful. In the winter the interior is cosy and in the warner months the outdoor patio is beautiful. If you are in the area you should definitely eat here.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Warsaw, Poland
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“One of the best meals of my life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

13 Gobbi has been recommended to us by our friends. We particularly planned our trip around Tuscany to stop at Montefollonico for lunch. It's a very small town, placed in between the hills close to Montepulciano. Most (if not all) tourists will opt for the more popular location and probably continue to Montalcino for the later part of the day.

The restauratn served large portions of simple but very tasty and aromatic food. It's a casual place, but offering the quality of a Michelin star location.

We have tried two different starters - carpaccio is very filling, the slices are quite thick however the quality of meat is so high that it doesn't cause any trouble to bite your way through it.

For the main course, if you're there only for one day, go for the house special pasta. Prepared and served to you by the chef himself. Something that can't be missed when you visit that place!!! An absolute trademark!!!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Spruce Head, Maine
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Please come to Maine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

I wish this restaurant was in my backyard! Restaurant was full at lunch so the waiter set up a table for four in the back garden. It was perfection! The prosciutto with melon, strawberries and balsamic was to die for. Then the pasta made in a large wheel of hollowed out cheese was beyond description. No reason to go to this town other than to have lunch but a wonderful stop from Montepulciano to Pienza.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Naples, Florida
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A new Discovery!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

We have travelled a bit in Italy - and spent a fair amount of time in the vicinity of Montepulciano, tec. When we set out on a sunny day yesterday, my wife asked me to find a place we hadn't been. I found great reviews of Montefollonico so that's where we headed. We were very impressed with the little town - totally authentic and not a tourist t-shirt stand to be seen. We were even more impressed with the lunch we had at Risorante 13 Gobbi. The recommendations on TA were great so we had expectations and these were met in full measure.

We ordered vino rosso di cassa - 8E / bottle - wife had specialty of the house - pici (tuscan spaghetti if you will) with pecorino (sheep) cheese. This dish comes out in a bowl and is then finished inside of a pecorino round as he shaves off small pieces from the round and blends it into your pasta. I had the gnocci (said "crepes" on the menu ) with vegetables - best gnocci my wife has had in 15 years - which includes having lived in Italy for 3 years of that time. Two pastas were 18E total. Since it was lunch we kept it light and kept to our pasta dish - no meat or dessert courses. The inside dining looked very elegant; we ate outside on the patio surrounded by flowers.

Bottom line - you could not find a better local meal and the town is a true gem -- make sure to put it on your must visit list.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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