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Review of Ristorante Vecchio Maniero - CLOSED

Ristorante Vecchio Maniero
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2012

We were looking for a restaurant close to the vineyard where we were staying. The narrow roads are very dark at night with little lighting. While we were looking for a nice meal, we also wanted to stay close to 'home'.

What we found in Ristorante Ilvecchio Maniero was a wonderful evening with fantastic food, great service & a welcoming staff.

We wandered up to the restaurant during the day to see about a reservation for a large group. The proprietor was starting his prep work for the day but stopped to welcome us. He brought us each an espresso & with his limited English & our limited Italian, we were able to have a conversation.

The next night, our group could not have been happier with our choice. From the ambience, the friendliness of the staff to the food - the antipasti to the espresso & the limoncello at end the meal, it was absolutely first class.

I highly recommend Ristorante Ilvecchio Maniero in Sovicille.
It was a wonderful experience & a very memorable evening.

Visited October 2011
1 Thank NEKMom
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food and Service”
Reviewed 21 August 2011

During our two week stay we went twice to this restaurant and both times thoroughly enjoyed it. The garden in the rear is a very nice setting to eat the meal during the summer, and the inside looked equally nice. The food was very good quality - our recommendations include the sweet ricotta and honey pastry antipasti, smoked ricotta risotto, and the panna cotta (perfect!). The prices weren't too unreasonable (E10 antipasti, E12 prime, E16 secondi, E5 dessert) and the service exceptional. For 5 stars, perhaps the food should be a little cheaper or the quality more consistent. However still highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2011
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3 Thank George687
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“excellent service and food”
Reviewed 23 June 2011

Five of us were on a cycling holiday and were staying about 3 miles outside of Sovicille . On the way we had noticed this restaurant and so when we arrived at our hotel we asked if they could organise a taxi to the village . Unfortunately the nearest taxi firm was in Sienna and would have cost a fortune to hire. On the off chance our hotel phoned the Vecchio Maniero to see if they could pick us up . We were relieved when they said they could pick all 5 of us up - and free of charge .We were collected at 8pm and on arrival in the ancient restaurant / hotel we were greeted with a free glass of Prossecco .
The service /ambience and food were truely excellent -with extra nibbles and tasters thrown in for free .We discovered half way through the meal that our 'taxi driver' was in fact the chef .-who returned us to our hotel after the meal .
We were staying in the area for a second night but the Vecchio was closed on that day . but our hosts said theyhad enjoyed our company so much they would open especially for us .
Again our free taxi arrived and another excellent evening was enjoyed by all .
The meal cost approx 50 euros each/ each night including wine 3 courses coffee and some free grappa which we thought was excellent value .
We have all eaten at some very good restaurants in our time but this was one of the best .
Would highly recommend

  • Visited June 2011
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3 Thank traveller trevor
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