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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
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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282 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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27 reviews
25 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 2 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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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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100 reviews
69 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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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81 reviews
21 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 

Thank TravlChick
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

It might be a bit touristic, but it's really typical. The wine list is interesting, the food was pretty good and the service efficient. All this considering we were there at 10 o clock on the night of Ferragosto, which is the worst night ever for any restaurateur in Italy.

Thank Robin C

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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, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?