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“Amazing, Amazing restaurant!!”

Osteria Con Vista Fornelli
Ranked #6 of 99 Restaurants in Volterra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$70
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 6 adults and 5 children ate lunch at Fornelli after taking a tour of Volterra. What a fantastic experience. Every single item we ordered was outstanding. The chef is amazing and we all visited him after lunch to thank him for a wonderful experience. The Crispy Lasagna is the best any of us have ever had and we visit Tuscany each year for 2-3 weeks for the past 9 years. The raviolis were just as good, and even the beef, which we normally do not like in Tuscany we tried as the waiter, who did an excellent job, stated it was marinated for 15 days before cooking. It was really great and better than any we may have tried before. I cannot recommend this restaurant strongly enough or fully describe the marvelous experience you can expect if you visit Vista Fornelli. Oh, and the views all the way to Corsica are just as fantastic. Ciao.

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Thank richard l
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing lunch! Everything was great; the bread, olive oil, and every course. This is my first review because this restaurant deserves the recognition!

1  Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ambient is nice, the view as well, but we really had a problem with the food. Their bread was good (especially cereale bread) and beef tartare as well. From here it went downhill.

We didn’t like:
- the king prawns appetizer was extremely unbalanced as the wrong, sour mayonnaise taste prevailed, surrounding zucchini and corn millefoglie didn’t improve on it, and shrimps were scarce,

The main courses consisted of the octopus, gnocchi with pork, rabbit and some kind of thick pasta:

- the octopus felt like it was not freshly made as it had a crust like it was a bit stale and its taste wasn’t really good either. The surrounding fried mozzarella balls didn’t make it justice either,

- the rabbit was good but one of the herbs again unbalanced the dish in the wrong direction. The potatoes on the side were really good,

- gnocchi were floating in oil and cheese and were very heavy even though the taste was quite good,

- the pasta wasn’t well cooked and sour

The reason we are giving it a terrible score is because an average price of a dish was 20€ and 4/6 plates left our stomachs in unease. A restaurant that cares about their guests and charges such prices shouldn’t do that. I hope this helps and you improve in the future.

Thank Jaka H
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

On our way to San Gimingnano we made a stop in this small and beautiful city to have lunch. Our choice was this restaurant and we are extremly happy with it. We had here an amazing lunch, different than other dishes that we tried during our vacation in Italy: a traditional lasagna with pork ragu (a fine and tasty ragu) & the incredible home-made gnocchi with tartufo &porchetta.

The bread was also amazing and freshly baked by the chef. I don’t usually eat bread, but here I asked for some butter and salt and finished the entire basket of bread with my friends.

Thank Georgiana O
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Very nice restaurant in Volterra. Every plate we order comes with a twist. Squid with watermelon and not spaghetti al pomodoro. You must try The Egg! The gnocchi was amazing flavor. Its possible to choose wine by glass and the options are good. And after the meal just go outside and embrace the stuning view.

Thank Nelson N
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