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Cantina L'Ottava Rima

Via del Borgo, 25, 58010, Sorano, Italy
+39 349 802 4196
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“regional food” (2 reviews)
“the owner” (5 reviews)
“great food” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via del Borgo, 25, 58010, Sorano, Italy
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

Just the short walk from the parking lot on the side of the mountain to this little, beautiful restaurant was worth the drive that we made from Santa Fiore in search of great food en route to Pitigliano. The restaurant is unique. It is truly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rlip
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This restaurant just use local ingredients and local wines as well to give the true test of Maremma. The owner is there to suggest you the right combination and explain you what are you eating and drinking.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Mariobenozzi
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

The restaurant can be reached down some stairs of the main road. The area into the cave was actually a bit cold. The menu is not typical Italian and offers various dishes including a slow cooked tasting menu. They have a wide variety of coffee...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 25JBM1965
Reviewed 7 May 2018

This is a true Slow Food restaurant. The food is complex in taste and texture. The owner welcomes you as though to his home. His mother is in the kitchen cooking. An Italian told us every Italian thinks the best chef in the world is...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank rachelk066
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Very interesting location which leads into a tufo tunnel in the old part of town. High quality ingredients and simple, quality dishes. Recommended.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank luce_del_mattino
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This place is incredibly unique. Hard working young couple run it . Hard to find but well worth it. The service is outstanding and the owners take the time to visit with you and share a lot about local history , way of life ,...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank rich6507
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting place with delicious regional food. The only problem was communication in english but in such small towns in Itally it is normal :)

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank UlaG120
Reviewed 17 June 2016

What a find! A dining experience unlike any I have ever had. How many restaurants are located in a 3000 year old Etruscan cave? The setting is intimate and the atmosphere friendly and welcoming. Great local wine selection as well as bottles from other parts...More

Date of visit: May 2016
1  Thank Trout_Heff
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This smaller cafe has an amazing setting, tucked into a uniquely decorated cave. It may seem somewhat nontraditional, but there is clear focus on quality and the owner takes special pride in the sourcing of his ingredients. It shows in the delicious plates that are...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank 938brents
Reviewed 16 June 2016

At Cantina l'Ottava Rima, the setting is beautiful, the wines are diverse, and the food stands out as absolutely delicious!

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank reeniesumner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$28 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Borgo, 25, 58010, Sorano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Grosseto  >  Sorano
  • Phone Number: +39 349 802 4196
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HOME inglese Welcome to Sorano , an ancient village in the Tuscan Maremma which along with Pitigliano and Sovana forms part of the three” Cities of Tufo” . This volcanic area, rich in nature , archaeological sites , caves , gorges and ravines has been witness to centuries of civilizations such as Etruscan, Roman , Byzantine and Lombard and noble families such as the Aldobrandesca and Ursinea . The ubiquitous element tufo has been constantly used to build extraordinary architectural works, including the “VIE CAVE” , still viable after centuries of use .. Looking at the environment we can observe the perfect harmony between the surrounding nature , generous dispenser of this malleable "raw material" and to which man has added his finishing touch. Within this striking context , also in a secular environment in which the ages have come and gone and visibly stratified , was born Cantina ,”The OttavaRima” . The short supply chain is the basis of our philosophy and our task is to select with meticulous care and passion that distinguishes us, the best of local food and wine . We personally know the owners of the companies with which we cooperate and we believe that it is of paramount importance both to better understand the product to present it in the best way . The raw materials of our dishes , such as the” picciola pear “, cured meats , unpasteurised and vegetable rennet cheeses are all produced by small family farms , carpaccio of Maremmana * , as well as the bottarga of Orbetello* (cured Bonito roe )and ,Tuscan sea Bonito* , are part of the traditional products that you can taste here , perhaps combined with local wines ( with a focus on organic and biodynamic ) or real ales from Arcidosso , Talamone and Alberese. And to close , the sweets of the territory such as "Sfratto of Goym" * or Island of Giglio “Panficato” and mutch more.rappa , herb liqueurs of Monte Amiata. * These are the Slow Food Presidia of the province of Grosseto.
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