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“Tuscany Break”

Osteria Ristorante San Vivaldo
Ranked #5 of 32 Restaurants in Montaione
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Good local food and great atmosphere - if you want a fine dining experience with silver service then look elsewhere - but you will get good home cooked food here and is well worth a visit. Suggest book in advance as gets very busy.

Thank David B
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

1.You surely need to reserve in advance no matter what day of the week.
2. Skip lunch if you want to taste a range of the delicacies.
3. Portions are big so order carefully, share a couple of them.
4. Great starters- you can't go wrong with any of the selection.
5. Recommendation for main- Montaione beef stew is outstanding (Rabbit stew available too).

The owner truly enjoys having guests. Is assisted by two young ladies who don't seem to share the same joy of welcoming guests but are still doing their job fine. Lunch is less crowded but still booking is a good idea to avoid disappointment.

Attached to the restaurant is a small deli with all the essentials-oil, bread sugar, salami, cheese, fresh milk, ice cream etc.

Strongly and warmly recommended!

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Thank mowgliguru
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

This is a wonderful place. There were 9 of us and this was no challenge to them. the 7 adults had starters and then all 5 kids (some of the kids are adults!) had ice cream too. The bill was very reasonable. The food was stunning and the staff seemed to be delighted to have us there even though the place was full. The waiter acted the goon with the children and they were given crayons etc to draw on the menus. Everyone enjoyed it.
They dont take cards so make sure you have cash. And get there early if you want to park within a reasonable distance

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Thank Nicola K
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

The chapels nearby are really lovely, take the time to visit them before going to the restaurant.
The owner is the chef, preparing daily from in season veg and meat. Lovely cheese antipasto with walnuts and honey.
I was there when some hunters came to eat ( they may supply the wild boar) and I went to ask them if PLEASE they could shoot whoever was whistling. They could not shoot the waiter, but I do wish they had.
Fair price for a good meal.

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Thank Ticurezava
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

It was a great experience to sit among noisy, but not annoying, Italian families. Of course the restaurant can rely on a vast number of foreigners. Friendly service and you can use your placemat to make your own drawing, write comments, etc. Why 'whistling service'? Find out yourself....

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