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La Buca di Enea

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Via della Buca, 10, 53026, Pienza, Italy
+39 0578 748653
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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very small place, with a relaxed environment (not a good place for a quick bite, best for a sit down meal). Tasty food, in particular the Papardelle alla Gary, a papardelle with a wild boar ragu, plenty for one or a fair amount for two. Price as €63 for 3 during lunch.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

typical italian food served by an old couple very friendly :) We had a bolognaise pasta and then a toast of bread with procuitto and goat cheese. A M A Z I N G!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was hesitant to walk in as it seemed more of a bar as quite small. I was delighted to find that this charming restaurant offered not only a great menu but homemade Ribollito Soup which was delicious. The owner upon hearing it was my birthday the next day treated everyone to Prosecco and gave me a tasting of Brunello... More 

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This could quite possibly be my favorite meal during our 3 week trip in Italy. Italians are known for their food, but La Buca di Enea takes it to the next level - if that's even possible. My husband and I ordered two wild boar dishes (one with pici and another with a red tomato sauce) and had the pecorino... More 

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

La Buca di Erea is a tiny restaurant. Our party of 12 booked out the restaurant completely. The bruschetta were the best we encountered in our two weeks in Tuscany. A superb salad was served and we all had different pastas – pici, tagliatelle and ravioli. A pear tart finished the meal and complimentary Grappa and Limoncello were served. Host... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The menu is the same for lunch and dinner. The owner/chef is very engaging. Excellent Duck Ragu, Boar stew, vegetable soup, Tagliatelle with mushrooms and more. There are several charcuterie type platters which are also excellent value. It is a small restaurant but the value is large. It is also clean.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This tiny place in Pienza is a gem! First night my husband had wild boar stew and the owner paired with a very fine Montepulciano wine. He was over the moon and insisted every day that we must return. On our last night we returned and he had wild boar over pasta with a Brunello from Montalcino. Happy camper! I... More 

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albuquerque
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a small little place in Pienza so best to make a reservation. The food is simple but delicious Tuscan. Don't miss the grilled veggies and the cinghale is wine. House wine is good too,

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Diablo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

La Buca di Inea was a truly memorable dining experience. My wife and I had a truly outstanding meal while on our trip to Italy. We shared a green salad with tomatoes that was as large as it was good. It was big enough for four people at a very reasonable price and was very fresh and delicious. My wife... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing lunch here. A small little place, great food. We had a selection of cheeses to start which was amazingly good and then had the lasagne and Picci all'aglione. It was the best lasagne we ate and the Picci was perfect too. A must go!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Buca, 10, 53026, Pienza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Pienza
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 748653

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