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“Super Food, Superb Views”

Buca di Michelangelo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$44
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 31 July 2017

After exploring the Museo Michelangiolesco my friends had kindly booked me a table at Buca di Michelangelo and it was amazing.

Dining solo you sometimes get relegated to the cruddy tables but I got seated right in from of the large windows that look down the valley and boy it was spectacular.

Even better was the food. My friends had told me to have the mixed starter followed by the Gnocchi with Truffles and thats exactly what I had

The waitress had asked me if I wanted some wine and I of course said yes expecting a glass or carafe so when a full bottle arrived at my table it seemed rude not to drink it. I kinda panicked and thought it may be an expensive component of the meal but it actually turned out to be 3Euros for the bottle!!! It was local and it was GOOD.

If you look at the photos you can see that I enjoyed my meal and the view. The only downside was that I had to walk back to my friends villa which was about 5 miles away and the day was hot 30degreesC. At least I wasn't going to die thru lack of food or drink.

If you are in the area then it is well worth a visit to taste authentic local cuisine that is prepared with love.

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Thank Greg H
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

You really feel like being in one of those American movies making you dream of Italy at the times of De Sica : many tables in the nice dining room are for daily guests. There is normally some room left for 'visitors' and you may enjoy the very nice view.
Calm down when ordering, everything is tempting and served in very comfortable portions : you may not eat it all, which is frustrating.. Food is simple and nice. Fried mushrooms (porcini fritti) are delightfull. Don't expect too much from wines, but they are quite acceptable. Nice atmosphere, nice and honnest food. Who needs more?

1  Thank PierreGoloso
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was such a surprising delight! We found by chance after visiting the birthplace of Michelangelo museum. The service was friendly, food delicious, reasonably priced, with a beautiful view. I had the most delicious steak with truffles - not over cooked, tender and so yummy. Salad was excellent too. Everyone at the table was thrilled with their meal.

Thank Stunningholiday
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

This was our first experience of a full Italian meal and what a pleasure it was.
The setting is spectacular with an amazing view.
The food was rustic made from seasonal local ingredients and was absolutely superb.
The service was excellent.
Definitely worth a visit, but go there hungry.

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Thank Andy H
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

The food was memorable, the wine flowed. The view is amazing. We spent 2 nights and ate 4 meals here, 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners. Never thought about looking for another place.

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Thank sreifa01
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