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“Honest, good home cooking”
Review of L'Osteria Baccus

L'Osteria Baccus
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Ranked #6 of 56 Restaurants in Pienza
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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“Honest, good home cooking”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

The restaurant of our choice was full so we ended up going to Baccus - a happy change of plan, as it turned out. This is a modest, unpretentious osteria with authentic rustic cooking and a warm welcome. To start with, we had crostini - more like traditional slabs of country toast, with very flavoursome toppings. For mains, we both had pici - Tuscan pasta whose flour is made from spelt. Mine was with cinghiale ragù, my partner's with truffles. Neither of us could find fault with either dish. This was our third restaurant in Tuscany and definitely the best of the three. In addition, the local house red wine was superior to the flights we had tasted in the other, more "upmarket" places. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. Altogether, a most pleasant evening.

  • Visited April 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good Tuscan food and atmosphere”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

My husband and I had lunch here during the New Year holiday period when Pienza was crowded. Fortunately, we decided to eat early because the Osteria was already crowded and we managed to get the last table. On a cold, wet day, the warm atmosphere and good home style Tuscan food was just what we needed. Service was excellent even though they were busy. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Visited January 2014
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Sequim, Washington
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“Good for two visits”
Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

On the recommendation of our host in Gaiole in Chianti we went for lunch on a Tuesday. So good we went back two days later.
The picci with porcini was fresh and fantastic. The ribolitta was also very good. Have what is the daily special and you can't go wrong.

Visited October 2013
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Sunderland, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Try the fagioli bean dish”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Lovely atmosphere and good service. Home cooking. The home hade pasta and Ragu were lovely. We tried a mixed bean and local sausage dish which was a pleasant surprise in a holiday week with too much pasta! Would go back. Attentive and pleasant staff.

  • Visited October 2013
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Tuscan cuisine”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We had a fine lunch today in this establishment. We were looking for some rustic Tuscan cuisine and to try to avoid pizza/pasta etc. The pecorino and mushroom crostini was full of flavor and the wild boar casserole was superb. The staff were pleasant and welcoming, it certainly fitted the bill we were looking for

  • Visited July 2013
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