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“First class hillside restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Sosta del Gusto

La Sosta del Gusto
Ranked #20 of 56 Restaurants in Pontassieve
Price range: US$32 - US$48
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“First class hillside restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Wonderful location and lovely food. Spent the evening overlooking a beautiful valley, local food and wine form the vineyard at the Castle.

Visited July 2014
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, horrible service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

We stayed at a villa which is also owned by the same people who own this restaurant. We were a party of 10 (5 couples) and arranged to have our first and last dinner at this restaurant during our weeklong stay. While the food was excellent, the service was horrible. Unfortunately, the bad service so overshadowed the quality of the food that I can't even remember what we ate. It took forever to get our food. We were ready and willing to drink lots and lots of wine, however, the wait-staff could not manage to bring our wine to the table. We were seated outside and after asking for our wine several times, one member of our party had to walk into the restaurant to get our bottle of wine which was sitting off to the side somewhere. We had to eat our entrees with no wine.

Apparently, there was a wedding party in the restaurant and they took priority over all of the other customers. We were not the only ones who had this problem. We brought this issue to the attention of the person who manages the villas because we were scheduled to have our closing dinner there as well. He spoke to the restaurant management and was informed that there would be another wedding party on our last night and they could not guarantee good service. Needless to say we cancelled our reservation and ended up having dinner at an excellent restaurant called La Reggia degli Etruschi in Fiesole. Just a 15-20 minute drive from here with fantastic views of Florence and the beautiful sunset.

  • Visited September 2013
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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“wedding dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

We had my daughters wedding dinner here and it was excellent the chef and the staff are all very welcoming, the food is excellent

Visited June 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just average”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

The setting of this restaurant was wonderful, staff so helpful. Maybe the chef was having a bad night but we didn't enjoy it as much as we hoped. Confit of beef was awful and I found it very hard to finish it. My husband was the same with his and we really aren't fussy (I swear!). It just wasn't the spectacular meal we were lead to believe and we both came away very disappointed.

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Vermont
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Don't miss this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

We were encouraged to arrive at 7:30 p.m. to see the Tuscan sunset from the patio dining area. That's earlier than most dine in Italy but the sunset, the food, the wait staff, the wines and the company of my partner, two sons, and their partners made for a spectacular dining experience. The chef prepared a tasting menu for the three women which our partners were sorry to have missed. I second every positive review of this place!

  • Visited June 2013
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