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“Fantastic place!”
Review of Osteria di Rendola

Osteria di Rendola
Ranked #7 of 64 Restaurants in Montevarchi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$51 - US$203
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 18 June 2015

I've been visiting Montevarchi for many years but had never been here. It is under new ownership and I was taken here for a meal. There was no menu, but the staff explained what food had been freshly prepared that day. They cook using fresh, seasonal ingredients and their recommendations were first class! I ate well over several courses - the steak was cooked to perfection! I finished off with a delicious, homemade strawberry mousse and it was to die for! The restaurant is situated in a stunning location with beautiful scenery. The atmosphere is very homely and comfortable. The decor is gorgeous. The owner, Franca, is such a lovely person. This won't be my last visit!

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Thank Greenbee3
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

We came across this restaurant just by passing by on the road from Bucine to Montegonzi. (on the right hand side) The meal was typically Tuscan, and lots of different tastes to try. If anything the portions were too generous and we felt bad not being able to finish each course, but......if you are a big eater.........

Thank 111valli
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Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

I was taken here by friends wanting to give us a treat in May 2012. We soon realised there was a big set meal going on at the end of the room. The waiter pushed one antipasto and when the mega-party started getting served, we saw why. It was the one on their set menu!

The food was.average and those who had meat dishes were disappointed.

I can't comment on price as our friends paid but judging by the expession on their faces it was poor value.

Thank Boblarota
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We ate here in a group of 7 after reading the best reviews here. The view really is beautiful and the building itself is also very attractive and welcoming.
Not having reserved we got a table right at the back in a corner, right under a loudspeaker which was blaring out an awful radio station with the usual adverts shouting out at twice the volume of the music. When we asked the waiter if he could maybe turn it off he said yes initially, but then returned with - presumably - the head waiter who told us it wasn't possible to turn it off (so lump it, his expression suggested).
We considered leaving but at 8pm in the hills above Montevarchi there aren't many alternatives so we decided to stick it out. A mistake in hindsight. The portions were small as expected in a restaurant with its reputation, but they weren't that good for their price. The pork fillet e.g. was fatty, other dishes were flavourless. The house wines (made and sold by the adjoining fattoria) were not impressive either. The beers 2 in our group ordered came in cans without the offer of a glass! Service was slow, at best.
All in all, we had far better meals for almost half the price elsewhere in the region. The drive up there definitely wasn't worth it for us.

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Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

to the most fantastic place with good food and nice environment.To get there is more than pittoresque -. just beautiful

Thank lida_lindholm
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