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La Cisterna nel borgo

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Via Borgo Maestro, 37 | Rocca d'Orcia, Castiglione D'Orcia, Italy
+39 0577 887280
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Ghent, Belgium
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were staying in the tiny village of Rocca d'Orcia and by chance found it's got this really excellent restaurant. The hostess speaks good English and guided us through the menu. We had a lovely dinner for a good price.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Set within the center of a lovely and charming hamlet, way up on a hill overlooking the beautiful Val D"Orcia, and occupying an impressive space with vaulted ceilings, this bustling restaurant attracts locals and travellers alike. As mentioned by other, you need to climb the hill on foot from the parking at the base of the road. A good hike... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

When my wife and I first came here with a friend in 2001 we made the mistake of driving up the narrow, medieval lane in the dark looking for the town's cistern to mark the location. Don't do that; park in the lot below and walk up. Back then, newly opened behind the cistern, the restaurant was marked only with... More 

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Soest, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

After a stiff walk from the parking that is 600 meters from the restaurant, but it is woth the walk. The food is from a high quality and the atmosphere very nice. Lovely place with great food, best risotto ever!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We stayed at the B & B attached to this restaurant as part of our hike through Tuscany with Girosole. Rocca d'Orcia is a very small village (official population less than 30) and the hospitality was fabulous. Our host Marta went out of her way to ensure that we felt welcome & were comfortable The B & B is in... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We (group of 8 hikers) had an incredible meal here prepared by Fredrico. It was creative and consisted of nothing but the freshest local ingredients. Every dish was just a delight and the wine offerings were fantastic too.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

We arrived before the restaurant was officially opened but were nevertheless welcomed. The food and service were excellent and we loved it so much we booked a table for dinner in a couple of nights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Set in a beautiful old and rustic square in the upper side of the medieval village of Rocca di Orcia. Excellent local but somewhat sophisticated food run by a lovely lady with good English.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

The restaurant is located in the tiny but beautiful Rocca D'Orcia. The setting is one that every visitor dreams of, a small medieval walled town that appears untouched by modern tourism. Marta is the host/chef/interpreter and is warm, gracious and truly enjoys spending the time with guests. We allowed her to make selections and they were very well selected. For... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

For those willing to leave the trodden paths, meaning in this case, to leave the car behind at the foot of the village, and to walk up the hill into the lovely medieval hamlet, the Cisterna nel Borgo holds a nice surprise. Well chosen local dishes, prepared with love and creativity, good choice of wines and a splendid, characterful interior.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Borgo Maestro, 37 | Rocca d'Orcia, Castiglione D'Orcia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Castiglione D'Orcia
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 887280
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?