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“A nice,small osteria, but very tasty food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Osteria La Magione - CLOSED

Osteria La Magione
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$54
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bucharest, Romania
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“A nice,small osteria, but very tasty food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013 via mobile

We eat there in our last day in Tuscany. It's a little far from Siena, but we found it easily. When we arrived, Tonia, the owner, welcomed us. We found there a little osteria, but very friendly place in the same time. The food was great. We ate turkey in a tomato and garlic sauce, pappardele, wildboar ....so tasty...drank Chianti wine....
Totally recommended.... You will be pleased....

  • Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, great meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013 via mobile

We found the restaurant on tripadvisor. Only 4 km distance from our hotel.

Quite isolated but they had all menu dishes.
The location looks retro and nice and Mario and Tonia are nice hosts.

The food was delicious.
Is recommended if you stay near Siena or Quercegrossa.

  • Visited April 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect meal in Tuscany”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

One of my most memorable meals in Italy. We only had lunch there but I would have eaten many meals there if we weren't just driving through. Mario e Tonia are the husband and wife owners. We had delicious gnocchi with fungi and tagliatelle with wild boar ragu. Mario is a racing fan and the area is where they do a lot of road racing. Famous drivers will stop by the restaurant.

  • Visited April 2012
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

If you drive up the hill from the road, and if you don't let the slightly shabby premises deter you, you'll be rewarded with a great, affordable traditional Sienese restaurant with an astonishing interior due to the owners' - Mario and Tonia - apparent habit of collecting a lot of things like flags, wine cases, pins, hats, soccer jerseys etc and showcasing everything in their restaurant. If any place deserves the blurb "authentic" it's this place. Signature must-eat dish is the spaghetti alla Mario, a spicy spaghetti with pancetta, onion, tomato, and garlic - seemingly simple but I've never managed to get close trying to copy. On of the two tasting menus of 40 euros - wine included - is my recommendation. We've been here a dozen times since 2009; what a treat.

  • Visited September 2012
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Siena, Italy
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“Good senese pork and extensive but uninnovative menu”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

Saturday lunch. Place is a farmstead, and can be a bit tricky to find. Gravel road last 500 m. Still, only about 15 min from Siena periphery.

Fairly busy, mainly because of one large group. Very homely and personal setting, quite small place. Also a terrace outside, where I've eaten on a previous occasion. Prefer the indoor, decor is charming indeed. Menu offers an unusually large variety of choices. I don't see much that you don't find elsewhere, but there's often not even half the amount of items.
I go with duck breast antipasto on slices of orange, and balsamic on top (one of the few unusual items). The duck breast seems cured and very smoked, served in thin slices with a generous amount of duck fat at the periphery. Nice, for a change, but not really a winner.Then 2 grilled sausages made of cinta senese (a local and fairly expensive breed of pig). Nicely cooked and definitely better than your average salsiccia. As a side some traditional beans in a tomato sauce. Finished off with a generous tiramisu, which hadn't set completely, the biscuits were a bit dry and didn't quite join with the rest (or maybe that was the idea).

Wine list is limited and very typical, with a few choices for each nearby region. A mid-range pick proved rather satisfactory.

Service is attentive, courteous, and friendly.

Bill was 30+ euro, wine excluded. That's probably what you'd pay in a tourist joint in Siena, but for considerably worse food. Still, given that the place is rather out of the way, and the food good rather than delicious, I'd consider it slightly expensive.

All in all, if you happen to be in the area, it's worth a (little) detour. About 5 min from the 'center' of Quercegrossa, if you know where you're going.

  • Visited August 2012
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