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“Two Enchanting Evenings”

Castello Vicchiomaggio
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 15 May 2012

The Castello offers 3 weekly dinners, we did the wine tasting and olive oil. The wine tasting dinner started with a tour of the wine making process, which was fairly average. We were then treated to a glass of wine in the courtyard and accompanied by a setting sun, which was beautiful.

The dinner was fantastic - the food phenomenal, and the service was out of this world. They gladly refilled your wine glass of your favorite varietal. One of the waiters, sadly forgot his name (wine), was a great piano player and started singing while playing later on in the evening. He went from Frank Sinatra to Mozart to, believe it or not, Guns N' Roses. Great experience.

The Olive Oil dinner had great food, but did not have the great entertainment of the wine tasting dinner. The simple food was fantastic, and the setting is great for a drawn-out dinner. More of a romantic getaway than a kids-restaurant.

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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Monday Buffet..a must see in Greve. Live music wine pairings and a fine dinning experience all in a Castle...WOW

Thank ThoseDays
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

A lunch stop at this beautiful Castello was included with our cruise shore excursion. Our family of 4 was part of a larger group and they served us the most delicious pasta. The service was very good and the food plentiful, they kept bringing out more & more bowls of pasta so everyone was very full when we left.

The Castello Vicchiomaggio is located high on a hill with spectacular views and is also a hotel. This is another place we would love to come back to sometime in the future.

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Thank Fabulash
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

We ate here prior to a wine tour with another couple. The food was great and I felt a good value.

Thank TH22
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

Our evening started off well enough. We are a family of four and thought the wine tour and Tuscan banquet on Monday night sounded fun.

The tour was interesting and was followed by wine and appetizers in the courtyard of this absolutely beautiful castle with amazing views of the valley below. After this, things started going downhill fast.

Dinner was served in what was obviously once a very beautiful room. It now has been "improved" with modern fixtures and a bad paint job. A real shame. Sort of as if Marriott had taken over....

The dinner itself was adequate, but the service was painfully slow (almost one hour between appetizer and first course). The wine was very nice.

By far the most grating aspect of the night was player piano in the corner which for much of the evening was controlled by someone who appeared to be a friend of the owner. He kept playing the same songs over and over, made up primarily of tired wedding songs. The waitstaff seemed annoyed with him as well and kept turning it off, but he kept coming back. Just awful.

My family and I were able to laugh through it, but if I were you I would invest your dinner dollars elsewhere. There are better ways to build memories than suffering through what felt like a wedding gone bad...

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1  Thank DealsinVA
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