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L Osteria del Merlo

Via Sobborgo 1, 53040 Cetona, Italy
+39 0578 238299
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
4 days ago
“Excellent and charming place”
31 Dec 2016
“Continues to be excellent”
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Via Sobborgo 1, 53040 Cetona, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Driving around the area we checked online for the most recommended place for lunch near Cetona. L Osteria del Merlo came up highly recommended and after finding a parking spot in the charming, narrow lanes of Cetona, we stepped into the restaurant. The service here...More

Thank Byram D
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is consistently the best eating in Cetona. The service continues to be attentive and helpful. The variety and quality of all of the courses is excellent. It remains the top of my list

Thank Reviewer_161231
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My family and I traveled to Italy and we had dinner at Merlo the first night. A wonderful restaurant and all courses were delicious.

Thank Diane14_3
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were a loud group of 9, the service was excellent and the food was incredible. A wonderful and memorable evening. one of the group spilled wine on his shirt and the head waiter was over with talc and a brush to try to remove...More

Thank Canuck1953
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had lunch here on a Tuesday when most of the restaurants were closed, and two local restaurant people (a server and a bartender) recced it. It's in an actual tower right off the main square in Cetona, very pretty. Very small too-- maybe 8...More

Thank alira
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had a family dinner, the restaurant terrace is cozy, the food delicious and the staff were attentive. We were a pretty loud group, 9 of us, but the atmosphere allowed this and the staff were completely fine with it. I would recommend this restaurant...More

Thank 299Tish
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying that it is an excellent idea to have a reservation for this, and any restaurant in Cetona. It is a small town with only a few restaurants that fill up with tourists and locals, even during the week. In fact,...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Visited as a group of 8 and had a fantastic evening. Food is great and very reasonable. Service also very good. The waiters don't hover over you and a meal takes an entire evening. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The restaurant looks beautiful, the food looks great and I have heard nice things about the owners and chef. Unfortunately we came to the restaurant and were not greeted by anyone. We waited and were pointed with a grunt to our seats. The waiter was...More

Thank Ludolf G
palminella, Proprietario at L Osteria del Merlo, responded to this review
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Caro ludolf, il tuo commento arriva troppo tardi...il vostro comportamento risulta ad oggi come arrampicarsi sugli specchi.....sorrido e come sempre...More

Reviewed 13 August 2016

We booked this restaurant for our last evening as a group in Cetona. The waiter was not attentive or interested and seemed annoyed at questions. The menu was limited and pricy. We didn't stay for dinner, and went to another local restaurant that was fabulous.More

2  Thank Diane G
palminella, Proprietario at L Osteria del Merlo, responded to this review
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Cari signori, ricordo benissimo il vostro gruppo di otto persone che prima di leggere il nostro menù è andato a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sobborgo 1, 53040 Cetona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Cetona
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 238299
  • E-mail