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“delicious and accomodating” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante da Giuda

Ristorante da Giuda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$12
Cuisines: Pub, Italian, Brew Pub, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
PHILIPPINES
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“delicious and accomodating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

on our first meal, the resto was closed for a private function but we begged Simona to accomodate us bec we were tired and famished travellers. So we had our first tuscan lunch of pasta and roasted chicken and wine at past 3pm and she threw in a free cake for us 4! We had 3 more meals and i had Simona plan a special last night romantic dinner for 2. It was just that! With fresh flowers and a beautifully set table and a tuscan steak meal with a great salad, pasta, wine and dessert! I found a sorella in Simona and will remember this memorable experience in a long time. I've had a friend visit her and design a pasta making class and cooking a typical tuscan meal. She doesnt usually do this but she once again accomodated my request. They have a well stocked wine cellar too! On the whole, my husband and I and our 2 friends felt like home<3

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Shelley O
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English first
Stanford, California
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Let's go back to Da Giuda!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Traveling with an international group of fourteen to Castiglion Fiorentino, we eventually ate at most of the restaurants in town. Da Giuda was the place we ended up choosing again and again. The restaurant is easy to find - the castle town is small and nothing is too hard to spot anyway. The first thing you'll notice is the great terrace, overlooking the town and the soft tuscan landscape. Next the service, which is warm and charming. The young waiter is friendly and attentive enough to convince you that *all of Italy* is warm and charming. The wine was inexpensive and good, and he provided good guidance.

But the real hook is the food.

With so many people, sometimes coming all together but also in twos and threes throughout the week, we worked our way through most of the menu. The food was always prepared in a clean, traditional style, and with real care. My personal favorites were the pork ribs, the white beans with sage, and the swiss chard (in the photos below). (About the ribs - they are not sauced, just seasoned and cooked to perfection. There's something about the pork itself which shines through as I've never tasted anywhere else.) Others in our party raved - and returned compulsively - for gnudies, a spinach-and-ricotta dumpling served with red sauce. By the time we left town Gnudies at Da Giuda had become our watchword for delicious italian food.

This place is fabulous, worth a trip even if it's out of your way.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Leslie I
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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great value for great traditional Tuscan food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

We are part-time residents of Castiglion Firorentino. The last two times we were there, we've dined in this restaurant. The decor is lovely, tasteful, and cozy. The owners/wait staff are a group of nice young people, working hard and always with a smile on their face. The food is excellent. I brought Italian relatives to Da Giuda, and they raved!
If you're in the area, this restaurant is a gem and is definitely worth a try. And prices are very reasonable.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank cathcher
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Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good quality, excellent value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

This is the fourth different restaurant on this site in the eight years we've lived in this town. The fundamental problem with the site is that it's hidden in a side street off the main street, hence you have to go and find it. In warmer months, there is a large outdoor terrace with a great view over the Val di Chiana.

This is the best of the site's four lives. Traditional Tuscan, lots of meat, specialising in roe deer and Cinta Sinese, a local pig breed loaded with flavour. Plenty of non-meat options amongst the pastas, though. Excellent cooking, very well plated, smart and friendly service. And good value. €55 for two including two half-litres of wine.

Best restaurant in the town.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Castiglionese
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Friendly people, tasteful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

We have spend a nice evening here. The food was good, the service was friendly and the views are astonishing! The beef with rosemary and papper is recommended!

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank GeorgeDi
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