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“Wonderful experience ”
Review of L'Oste Matto

L'Oste Matto
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed a week in Monte San Savino and during our stay we ate twice at the restaurant. When you walk in to the restaurant it feels like you are in London or NYC. The bar is very cool and behind it you see the open kitchen. Downstairs you can sit quite privately in different rooms and the outdoor tables are very nice as well. The food experience was very unexpected since it is a very nice but small town in Tuscany. The interior is great and the staff is very friendly. The pre dinner drinks were top class. We tried different dishes and they were all very nice. Due to an obsession for Carbonara I asked if they could make the dish and they did. It was spectacular as well. If you are in Monte San Savino and would like to have a really nice dinner for 1/2 of the expected price this is the place for you. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Initially we were a bit nervous about this restaurant. We arrived in a rain storm and there was no-one else in the restaurant which is deceptively large inside.
We were seated and given menus (solely in Italian) and there is quite a hip vibe about the place. Didn't know if this was the place for us. Thankfully, our attentive waiter spoke pretty good English and was able to take us through the menu (the only thing he couldn't translate was Guinea Fowl - imagine!). And the food was spectacular. Certainly the best presented meal we'd eaten in the area, it looked like something from the latter rounds of Masterchef, with a taste to match. Seemed to specialse in local dishes with a modern twist and can honestly say there wasn't anything we didn't enjoy. We had the lamb and wild boar and they were superb. The place filled up during our meal and the atmosphere enhanced the experience for us. If you're in Monte San Savino (and can locate this place in the maze of winding tiny street), this place is a gem. Would love to go back.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

This restaurant was highly recommended to us by our host where we were staying and made us a reservation. Upon arrival we were given menus and eventually some water. For the next 40 minutes we were completely ignored although one of the waitresses passed by our table numerous times and did throw down a wine list. It did not appear to be that busy and we finally decided to leave. One of the staff said they were busy with a large table and that was their explanation. They could have had the common decency to explain that to us instead of being so rude. Their food may be very good according to other reviews, but I guess our group will never know. Good service and competent staff have to go along with good food or people will never go back.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Deborah C
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

We were lucky enough to secure a table without a booking the first time that we chose to dine at L'Oste Matto.

There are different areas inside and outside the restaurant that offer a lovely setting to dine in - we chose on our first visit to take a table inside in the wine cellar (very dramatic) and then returned later in the week (we found it that good) and took a table outside.

Service was first class - the manager took time to translate and explain the whole menu to us and the waitress did the same in explaining each of the desert options.

The food at L'Oste Matto is without doubt some of the best that we've tasted anywhere in the world, and we do like to dine out in good restaurants -- in our view, bordering worthy of Michelin status.

In summary, a lovely setting, quality food, great service and a memorable dining experience without a hefty price tag!

We will definitely be returning to Tuscany and this will be top of our restaurant list when we do.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This stylish restaurant combines what is best about traditional Italian food with a style and innovation rare outside the major cities. Great food, good wine, good service and a lovely setting. And incredibly good value for money.

Date of visit: October 2016
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