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Trattoria La Buca delle Fate

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Corso Il Rossellino 38/a, 53026, Pienza, Italy
+39 0578 748272
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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350 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Husband and I stopped for lunch : the place was very busy with Italians and the menu looked promising. I had the wild boar pici (homemade large pasta) and he had them with pecorino and pepper. Great plates. We also shared appetizers: the page of cold cuts (5.50€) had a good mix of jamón/prosciutto, salami, etc. The bruschetta (3.50€) had... More 

Thank MarySL00
Tweed Heads, Australia
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285 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The restaurant is much larger inside than it appears to be from outside. Décor was rustic and the service efficient. The meal commenced with a vegetable and salad course, which was excellent. This was followed by Ribollita, two types of pasta and a dessert trolley. The food was very good. Lots of the diners were locals, so that spoke volumes.... More 

Thank Richard A
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70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

My daughter and I went to this restaurant on the first night with our small tour group. The service was excellent. We had a variety of courses, and with the exception of the boar dish [I just don't like boar] everything was lovely.

Thank KristinD100
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

From outside you can not tell that the inside is so spacious. We were a group of ten. The first approach of the waiter was very friendly. His suggestions were not in the way to sell as much as possible, but to show the variety of food and leaving enough space to enjoy all of meals. Starting with afettato misto,... More 

Thank Igor S
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is not only reasonably priced but has truly authentic Italian cuisine for the area. Service is simple but very helpful and kind. A must to eat at

Thank 198patc
Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Although it is a very large restaurant and crowded the service was still better than average by American standards and superior by slow Italian standards. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful and the food was moderately priced and very good. She brought over the dessert cart and my wife & I both got the lemon meringue pie and it... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Big family dinner big occasion and not disappointed at all. It's was a lovely cozy place with tons of character. We had a beautifully put together set three course dinner. The pasta was home made and exceptional. Great service to boot.. Highly recommended

Thank Marios M
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I wish we hadn't been looking for a light lunch. We had the most delicious pasta however the table next to us ordered the "T" bone steak and it looked and apparently tasted superb. Great atmosphere in this restaurant. Good friendly service with lots of locals eating so must be good.

Thank brobecs
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Just visited (literally an hour ago) Tuscan cold cuts, wild boar stew, white beans, chicken and French fries, house wine. Can't fault anything and the service (we only saw 2 waiters and a full restaurant) was first class.

Thank Ian D
Denver, Colorado
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83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I have eaten here several times in the past few years, most recently in September. We arrived without reservations with 12 people and they accommodated us immediately for lunch. They offer most of the traditional Tuscan meat, pasta and appetizer dishes. House wine is great and inexpensive, and service was attentive. All in all a great experience and very welcoming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Il Rossellino 38/a, 53026, Pienza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Pienza
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 748272

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?