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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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19:00 - 23:30
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place when wandering around Chiusdino! What a brilliant find! The staff were so friendly and attentive, they spoke perfect English. The food was amazing and so fresh! We had the meat and cheese plate to start which was a little of everything to try, I've never tried such fresh olives! I had Spinach gnocchi which was so tasty,... More 

1 Thank fiona w
Rome, Italy
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst visiting the San Galgano Museum in Chiusidino, we stumbled across this little gem looking for lunch. The daughter of the owner was so passionate about the food, and was very theatrical when describing how it was to be prepared. The dishes we chose were out of this world and without question it was the highlight of the trip to... More 

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Qawra, Malta
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

While walking in Chiusdino we came across this restaurant hidden away in one of the narrow streets. we were immediately greeted warmly and shown to a table where were were given menus to make our choice. While waiting for our food we even had a quick look through an interesting array of books in a small library - but we... More 

1 Thank Pacik_V
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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

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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$ 38
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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