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L Osteria del Merlo

Via Sobborgo 1, 53040 Cetona, Italy
+39 0578 238299
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“salmon” (5 reviews)
“pasta” (11 reviews)
“pici” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Sobborgo 1, 53040 Cetona, Italy
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love this place. First time it was my husband and myself. Second time a group of eight. Fantastic both times!

Thank susaneraia
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We visited twice during our short stay as the food was so delicious! Staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive. Extremely knowledgable about all the dishes. The setting is beautiful, cosy and welcoming. The first visit my husband had the scallops - he said the...More

Thank CatGirl26
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Great Service. The menu is considered and simple but the food is by no means as simple as it may appear. We had Scallops and the Pear Tartin to start... the Scallops were generous, perfectly prepared and subtle with the flavouring of carrot and chive,...More

Thank PePeLePhew
Reviewed 28 August 2017

When you go to Cetona, you find yourself surprisingly with the choice of at least five amazing restaurants in and around the Piazza Garibaldi. Make sure you go to Merlo, at the base of the 12th century tower and sample their innovative takes on traditional...More

Thank Sampriti G
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Daniela and Elisa never disappoint. Amazing food and polite service in a beautiful spot at the bottom of a 12c tower. Great pasta and surprising and creative fish dishes. Super value.

Thank David M
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We've had dinner here twice in the last few years, and enjoyed it thoroughly both times. Great wine and great view of Cetona's main square from the little terrace outside. Definitely would recommend to visitors nearby!

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We stayed near Cetona for 2 weeks this summer - and came back to this restaurant time and time again. Lovely, local, fresh food - simple but very well cooked and presented. Excellent service and friendly all round. I'm missing it already! Thank you, Grazie...More

Thank laurahagan2017
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food, setting and service. We sat on the terrace overlooking the charming and serene town square. Everything we ordered was fantastic: pasta ringlets with cuttlefish and grilled octopus antipasti were outstanding. Lamb chops, salmon were great, too. Sides of roasted potatoes and spinach were...More

Thank Cathyworld
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Quality food, attentive and friendly service in attractive surroundings. Seven of us enjoyed having a family meal here. While a little more expensive, it is a cut above most restaurants in the area.

Thank deanharman
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We had a divine meal here for 8 adults while staying near Cetona. Everything was exceptional - and very reasonable for the quality. At the end of the meal we thoroughly enjoyed meeting the all female chef squad. Bravissimo!

Thank jdrobbo
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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, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sobborgo 1, 53040 Cetona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Cetona
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 238299
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