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La Grotta di Tiburzi

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Via Paolo Mascagni 15 | Old Small Town, 53012, Chiusdino, Italy
+39 0577 752948
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
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Thu - Tue 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, wonderful host and an amazing setting! Had the steak dish. Ask for it well done. They like their meats raw in Italy.

1 Thank Jonathan M
Vilnius, Lithuania
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

One of the best restaurants in the area, interesting presentation of meals, although could the size of the dishes could be a little bit bigger comparing with other restaurants in the area :) the best thing is that restaurant is located in grotta (cave) in very cute and small Tuscan village called Chiusdino, so i think it could be unique... More 

1 Thank iiievute3
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

run by a mother and daughters, this place is good. expect to wait for their fresh fare. enjoy a bottle of very reasonable,very good vino and chill out. Chuisdino isnt the warmest of places but they will look after you here...talk to them !

Thank PASarts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Chuisdino on a rainy October day - it was deserted but this tiny restaurant was packed ! We had to wait over 45 minutes for a table but it was worth it. Delicious food, freshly prepares - the potatoes were wonderful !!

Thank SBS_York
The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

we happened to be for lunch in Chiusdino and looked for a restaurant, this small place in the small and old and charming city is carved in rocks. few tables and a nice kitchen. food was perfect and tuscan based, made with fresh ingredients. As the owner is a Sardinian family the style went a bit beyond tuscany and taht... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The Tiburzi is named after a local folk hero/villain (Take your pick). It's located in one of the many low-ceilinged cellars in the beautiful fortified town of Chiusdno. The family who run the restaurant maintain high standards of service in the restaurant. The menu reflects the culinary traditions of the region. The food is well-prepared and reasonably priced. The house... More 

Thank PaulMAB
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Great atmosphere, delicious authentic food and friendly service by the three women running this wonderful restaurant.This 'slow cooking' restaurant 'vaut le détour'

Thank Katia S
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We stumbled on this restaurant on a lunchtime visit to the Village after visiting the nearby Abbey of St Galgano. We were the only guests and we ordered lovely fresh pasta in a meat sauce, and a glass of Chianti. My wife had a very tasty sweet which I am told was very good ! In a cave like setting,... More 

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Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

There were not many options on offer for dinner when in Chiusdino in January 2016, but as it turns out we had a very enjoyable meal at this osteria. The family run osteria was nicely set out with typical country decor. There was a good variety of local food on offer and all we had was excellent. It was a... More 

Thank BBCH2014
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

A short drive from visiting the Abbey of St Galgano, we luckily stumbled upon the amazing Grotta di Tiburzi in Chiusidino open on a Monday lunchtime. The restaurant is carved out of the rock at the back, which makes for the most incredible atmosphere and we were treated to some wonderful specials. Two of our group had the deer ragu,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Paolo Mascagni 15 | Old Small Town, 53012, Chiusdino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Chiusdino
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 752948
The "Grotta di Tiburzi" is a small Wine Bar Restaurant run by Mariangela and her daughters Bianca and Ada.
It lies in the historical center of the medieval small town of Chiusdino (Siena) within easy reach of the Romanesque Abbey of Montesiepi and of the Cistercien Cathedral of San Galgano.
Galgano Guidotti was born in Chiusdino where his home, turned into a chapel nowadays, can be visited.
Chiusdino is perched on a small hill overlooking the "Alta Val di Merse", an age-old route through the "Colline Metallifere" leading from Siena to Massa Marittima and the nearly Maremma, once a land of malaria and bandits.
The management therefore has rightly chosen to call the restaurant for the bandit's name.
The restaurant which is located in Via Paolo Mascagni n.15, Consists of three distinct rooms adorned with structures and decorations typically medieval, such as arches vaults and settling tanks for water storage, besides a natural cave with even temperature.
The rooms were once used as a distillery until the mid-1900, nowadays however they can sit up to 25/30 guests around wooden and marble tables.
A cosy homely atmosphere welcomes you to enjoy the typical Senese cooking, still firmly bound to tradition and to taste some excellent red wines, such as "Chianti", "Brunello di Montalcino" and "Nobile di Montepulciano".

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