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la frateria di padre eligio

Convento St. Francesco, Cetona, Italy
+39 0578 238015
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
1 May 2017
“Best meal of our lives”
5 Oct 2016
“Unique and beautiful architecture but overpriced”
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Italian, Mediterranean
Convento St. Francesco, Cetona, Italy
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Everything from the quiet tour of the grounds (first monastery founded by Francis of Asissi! chapel still standing), to the dining room (small, beautiful, large painting by Leonardo da Vinci!), to of course the fabulous meal itself. 9 beautiful courses paired with wine. 100 euro...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

The restaurant was a unique experience, beautiful location and the food was quite good but the service and the prices did not supersede my expectations to say the least. I feel one could have far greater dining experiences in Italy. We were also the only...More

1  Thank 299Tish
Reviewed 8 June 2016

After spending 4 days in Cetona, and really enjoying the local restaurants, we were looking forward to lunch here. The location is lovely and the staff welcoming but I can understand why we were the only diners... 100 Euros person is just far too much...More

1  Thank Alex D
Reviewed 31 May 2016

An etherial, gastronomic, spiritual luncheon. Price is of no consequence to what you will come away with from dining here. A gem of a lifetime experience. Grazie Mille!

2  Thank dennissuzanne2016
Reviewed 22 September 2015

My wife and I had dinner at La Frateria Di Padre Eligio last Friday. We went on a recommendation from some friends who had lunch there last year. They did not steer us wrong. It was probably the best overall dining experience of my life...More

Thank Volleyball_Parent
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

I last visited La frateria 14 years ago and was delighted to find it as welcoming as ever. We were the only diners for lunch and had the terrace to ourselves. The food was outstanding - all eight courses. The staff went out of their...More

Thank saramumford
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We went on the recommendation of a friend in Washington DC who had lived in Tuscany for quite sometime. Probably the best recommendation we had on our trip. The grounds are superb -- a magnificently restored Franciscan Monastery dating back to the time of St....More

Thank Paul O
Reviewed 24 July 2015

A friend recommended this as "a rustic place for a nice lunch." It is certainly much more than that! We arrived and were greeted by our young host for the afternoon. After a short tour of the spectacular grounds and an explanation of how the...More

1  Thank Marcus F
Reviewed 17 June 2014

There is nothing not to like about dining at La Frateria. The entire experience, from the drive there, the grounds, the tour , the interior design and decor, the service and of course the food come together to make to make, dining at La Frateria...More

2  Thank Shakerado
Reviewed 27 May 2014

You won't forget this eating adventure. The food was great, but the total experience was worth the price/trouble to drive here. The host met us at the door, and showed us the church, the fresco, the wine cellar, and explained the history of the convent....More

Thank Babette H
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  • Address: Convento St. Francesco, Cetona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Cetona
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 238015
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