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“Great place”

La Terrazza del Chiostro
Ranked #19 of 57 Restaurants in Pienza
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$92
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Good for: View, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Il ristorante La Terrazza del Chiostro in Pienza è situato all'interno dell'Hotel Relais Chiostro di Pienza, ricavato da un ex convento risalente al XV° secolo. A soli 100 metri dalla cattedrale di Pienza. Il giardino di questo antico monastero, rappresenta ora un'ampia terrazza con affaccio affaccia sulla Val d'Orcia dove, durante la bella stagione, si servono i pranzi e le cene. La sala interna del ristorante è ricavata invece dall'antico refettorio Francescano restaurato di recente. I colonnati del Chiostro, offrono la possibilità di organizzare eventi nuziali o aziendali.
Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

We had lunch today with my wife (mixed salad, pasta with truffe, old pecorino cheese, and wine by the glass). Everything was good, the view from the terasse on the Tuscany hills outstanding, and the staff efficient and smiling. Good value for money. To be recommended.

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Thank DemandingAndy66
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Good food and great views sum up the positive side of the equation. For a special occasion it ticks most of the boxes. Here's the "but" .... The service isn't particularly friendly and we waited a good 30 minutes for the BIG bill to arrive which already included service at 10%. I really dislike the practice of including a cover charge and service on a bill. The view and food are 5 star - the staff could do better. Booking was essential.

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1  Thank Geraldo_Bonzo
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

You pay more and you get more. The view from this garden restaurant is outstading and the food is local but at the same time extraordinary.
The service was efficient but a bit different from other places as you are not served by the same waiter. It was a very busy Saturday evening but still we got efficient service even though all tables were occupied.
They charge you 10% for the service and I'm not sure about the waiters get this service charge, they seem to be efficient but not very smiling.....
we highly recommend the place for those who want an extraordinary experience

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Thank Orly C
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

"We serve a light lunch" turns out to be "you can choose a dish from the menu". This brilliant idea never entered my mind!

So there was no light lunch and we ordered a risott, meanng to contain, a.o. shrimps. The shrimps had fled away appantly, and the risotto was just a small children's portion of bland rice.

The water was good and cheap.

On a meal and drinks bill of 43 EUR was added 7.50 EUR coperto (whitout the small appetisers you would expect in a "top" restaurant in return) AND 10% service charge (also on the coperto!) being 5,05 EUR: so on a total bill of 55,55 EUR we paid 12,55 EUR (so more than 20%!!!) just for hot air.

The view can be seen from everywhere on that side of PIENZA. In most cases you will be seated so far from the "first row" that you'll only see the other tables' back.

I would suggest to spend your money in a place that's a bit less of a rip-off...

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Thank SEVB007
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

This restaurant is a must if you are visiting Pienza. It is located in an old convent. Part of the dining room is build on a terrace with views of the Tuscan countryside. The service was marvelous, the staff attentive to our needs. The food was outstanding; in fact the dishes were truly gourmet. The presentation was original and each dish was a work of art. Everything about La Terrazza will make for a romantic dining experience. It would be a good idea to make a reservation ahead of time, because the restaurant is associated with an adjoining hotel.

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Thank Italophile173
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