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La Terrazza e La Corte del Chiostro

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Via del Balzello | Travessa di C.so Il Rossellino, Pienza, Italy
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stayed at the hotel and ate here last night. Nice menu, a little different from many of the places around. Great wine list. Friendly staff. Good place for dinner. Also had lunch here which was excellent too. Nice bottle of rosato too. Sunny terrace overlooking tuscan hills. Idyllic.

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Thank Phil C
Maurizio A, Proprietario at La Terrazza e La Corte del Chiostro, responded to this review

Dear Phil buongiorno. I've been so happy and honored to see You again after years. THANKS. THANKS a lot to come back to our restaurant. THANKS for all Your compliments that with all my pleasure I'll forward to all my staff. THANKS for Your super review on TA. We did all our best tolet You enjoy Your trip in Pienza,... More 

Wortegem-Petegem, Belgium
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134 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Pienza is an outstanding and must see when visiting Tuscany, but this restaurant is awesome. Nice location, view on the Monte Amiata and good food and wines. Add to this the good service and what would you expect more ? La vita e bella.

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Thank V_Dupont_BE
Maurizio A, Proprietario at La Terrazza e La Corte del Chiostro, responded to this review

Dear Guest buonasera e GRAZIE!!! Me and all mu staff MUST say You THANKS. Thanks for all Your time that You decided to our restaurant. We agree that LA VITA E' BELLA and PROUD of my staff I'll be honoured to meet You during Your next trip in Pienza. Best regards. Maurizio More 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful view. it took a long time to get some food. First course was served together with the second course. I 'd rather have traditional food as the "novel cuisine" they serve here. Expensive compared to what we had up to now. The wine was good. Positive: we got the wine for free because of the misunderstanding about the serving.

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Thank Oscar Sun S
Maurizio A, Proprietario at La Terrazza e La Corte del Chiostro, responded to this review

Dear Oscar buonasera. Even if look formal I had to say You THANKS/GRAZIE. Grazie to choose us. Grazie to come and have dinner at my restaurant. Grazie for Your comment. At the same time please let me reply to it. Our menù offer is different from other restaurant in Pienza for our own choice and our guest, once have chance... More 

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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Went to 'La Terrazza e La Corte del Chiostro' to celebrate our friend's birthday. We had quote a lot of different dishes. All of which were okay. Staff was very helpful and nice. The view from the terrace was fantastic. My only comment would be on the quality of the food as I had some stomach issues the day after.

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Thank Y0rds
Maurizio A, Proprietario at La Terrazza e La Corte del Chiostro, responded to this review

Dear Guest buonasera. First of all THANKS. THANKS to choose my resaturant. THANKS for Your compliments. THANKS for Your review on TripAdvisor. Me and all my staff will be honoured to meet You infuture. Best regards. Maurizio More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

Pienza was full of people today, so we asked a store owner...since everything he recommended was full, we decided to go to La Terrazza, lovely setting, waiters were atentive, food selection limited but extensive wine list....food taste was fine, nothing to wow about. First reataurant to charge coperto plus 10% service charge.....

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Thank TRUTHANDONLYBUT
Maurizio A, Proprietario at La Terrazza e La Corte del Chiostro, responded to this review

Dear Guest buonasera. First of all let me tell you GRAZIE. Thanks to come and visit our restaurant, thanks to decide to have lunch on terrace, thanks for your compliments and your time. Please note my apologize for the limited selection on food choice, but during the night before your visit, our eletrical system had collapsed and we had limited... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

So i usually dont do this, but given thwt this was the single bad experience we had in our entire trip it really stood out. We found this place by accident during the day by stumbling into the courtyard that leads to the restaurant and terrace. There was a big chalkboard sign describing the restaurant and imploring us to come... More 

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Thank Elaine L
Maurizio A, Proprietario at La Terrazza e La Corte del Chiostro, responded to this review

Dear Elaine good morning and good sunday. First of all let me tell You sorry. SORRY for the misundertanding and SORRY for what happened to my restaurant. I'm sure has been only a incredible mistake from one of my guys that didn't understand Your question. All our Guest and Pienza's visitors are welcome in our garden, that's why I fixed... More 

fotheringay
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162 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

Having said that, when this place was a working men's cafe` back in the 'seventies it was also a lot more affordable! Still, the quality's good, the service isn't too snooty considering it's a "relais", and the view is unparalleled. A must, at least once in a lifetime.

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Thank dickonfotheringay
Maurizio A, Proprietario at La Terrazza e La Corte del Chiostro, responded to this review

Dear Dick buongiorno. Let me tell You THANKS. Thanks for Your review and thanks to visit us. I'm so glad that You enjoyed the "pit-stop". Once in Pienza, in future, please feel free to come back and visit us, it will be a pleasure for us to meet You again. With all my best regards. Maurizio Abbate Ps: promise if... More 

London, UK
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

Pienza is one of the most beautiful places in Italy. The view from the terrace is spectacular and everything was excellent (went with a large group so everybody had something different).

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Thank lesroys
Maurizio A, Proprietario at La Terrazza e La Corte del Chiostro, responded to this review

Dear Dick buongiorno. First of all let me tell You sorry. Sorry for the time passed before to reply Your comment. Unfortunately the double registration of my restaurant on Tripadvisor gave me opportunity to reply only today. After that: obviously let me tell You THANKS. Thanks for Your review and thanks to visit us. I'm so glad that You enjoyed... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

We popped in for a small lunch as we liked the view from the terrace. And I have to say, we really enjoyed it. We liked overall styling, very subtle, emphasis on lovely garden and view. We only had starters and desserts, but these were definitely worth the money, especially carpaccio with truffles. Service was also good. We will be... More 

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Thank Rudolf K
Maurizio A, Proprietario at La Terrazza e La Corte del Chiostro, responded to this review

Dear Rudolf buongiorno. First of all let me tell You sorry. Sorry for the time passed before to reply Your comment. Unfortunately the double registration of my restaurant on Tripadvisor gave me opportunity to reply to You only today. After that: obviously let me tell You THANKS. Thanks for Your review and thanks to visit us. I'm so glad that... More 

NSW
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

We had been to Il Chiostro two years before and had a somewhat mixed experience. Service was mixed and we left feeling that is was somewhat expensive for what it was. In fact, my husband was complaining that we were going as we arrived. What a difference two years make! I had booked for 10, two months ealrier via email.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
00:15 - 22:15
Monday
00:15 - 22:15
Tuesday
00:15 - 22:15
Wednesday
00:15 - 22:15
Thursday
00:15 - 22:15
Friday
00:15 - 22:15
Saturday
00:15 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Balzello | Travessa di C.so Il Rossellino, Pienza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Pienza

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