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L'Osteria Vecchia da Nilo

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Piazza Garibaldi, 53040 Cetona, Italy
+39 0578 239040
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best carbonara i've eaten in Italia! Also very very tasty pici al ragù battuto a mano! Nilo is very nice and friendly! Not only comes to see how the clients are feeling but also gives you a liitle insight on the recipes! Must visit!

Thank Svelichkova
Tiverton, RI
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This had been a favourite restaurant. The last time there, service was slow and the second plates / main meal were badly prepared to the extent that no one was satisfied. In the summer months Nilo adds tables outside. With the additional tables and more people, the service and quality became forgettable.

Thank Reviewer_161231
New York
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151 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Clean white room, excellent food, pleasant service. Tremendously good local wine available. Go here expecting a traditional meal in traditional surroundings: this is very old world, but they do things properly. The filet of beef was incredibly tender. The creme caramel was one of the best ever.

Thank GiuseppeNYC
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My family and I (8 of us) went to Nilo for dinner on our last night in Tuscany. The fresh pasta, veal, and all courses were delightful. The staff was very welcoming

Thank Diane14_3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We have a farm in Citta della Peive, Umbria and often visit Cetona for lunch. This restaurant is authentic and elegant and one of our favorites in the area. Lovely decor and always excellent food. Go and enjoy!

Thank Matt S
Herzliya, Israel
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We made a reservation for a family dinner and had a great evening with good food, good service and a very pleasant atmosphere.

1 Thank Arie G
Stamford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We ate outside on the terrace in the main square of this lovely hill town. Excellent pasta dishes with porcini or ragu followed by delicious home made ice cream. Mid priced, good quality.

Thank Joanthanjames
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is one of the handful in the center of Cetona. Some tables overlook the square but on the Sunday night we went you needed a reservation for one. But they easily sat us in the little garden in the back. We ate a range of pastas, soup and salads. Some things were really delicious and some were just... More 

Thank Susan B
Westerlo, Belgium
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This place is just great to dine and have a nice wine. We stayed 4 weeks in Cetona and went to Nilo very often. It is just a great place and waiter are very kind. His food is a true Tuscan experience you can't miss! Don't forget the dolci and gelato!

Thank travellersca
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by the hotel we stayed at. Absolutely fantastic food, great ambience, lovely staff! Must try the tomato bread soup and burrata and the aubergine zucchini flan. The portions are quite generous too. We could get to the second course though the beef sounded lovely.

Thank IndianPoloPlayer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Garibaldi, 53040 Cetona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Cetona
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 239040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?