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Il Barrino - l'Ombelico del Mondo

Via Umbero I, 147 | 53020, Montisi, Italy
+39 0577 845190
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (16 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
“the owner” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Umbero I, 147 | 53020, Montisi, Italy
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate so much it we could hardly walk. We had an excellent meal. There was no menu as such, the owner would sit with us explain what he had and even "propose" suggestions. The restaurant was very quiet on the day we went which...More

1  Thank DevonKen
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is the first of the four restaurants we ate at in Montisi. The first floor is a local hangout and is both a cafe and bar. The dining room is on the 2nd floor. The food was excellent. The ambiance was wonderful. The owner...More

Thank BfloBillW
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

LOVE this place. This was my second visit to the lovely village of Montisi, staying with friends who have a house just outside of the village, we ventured out on a Saturday night to this fab restaurant. It seems like this is the place to...More

Thank Mollymou
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This is where the locals gather for coffee and pastries in the morning and Aperal spritzes in the afternoon! Lovely local atmosphere. Gianluca is the man to know. They even have a cinema next door that normally shows a movie in English on Tuesday nights.

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 22 August 2017

In this small restaurant above a bar in the small town of Montisi you will have a wonderful experience. We did not see a menu but Gianluca discussed our wishes and explained how many combinations of pasta and sauces we could choose from. All the...More

Thank pauluspiscator
Reviewed 13 June 2017

After a morning tasting wine in the area, this was the break we needed. The owner took charge the moment we entered, expertly navigating us through some of the local delicacies. We were particularly grateful for his attentiveness to the special dietary needs of one...More

Thank miceontheroad
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I rarely leave the entire order to a waiter, but here I was in safe hands.Honestly we did not look at the menu regarding food and vine.Italian food is usually rustic and is based on a good selection of fine ingredients.If you work, you will...More

Thank Phayao13
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We went to Il Barrino for dinner with our four kids while we were visiting in Tuscany. Gianluca runs a very nice barrino that seems to be the center of everything in Monitisi. He runs the dining room while his wife Christina runs the kitchen....More

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 20 April 2017

GianLuca leaned over and spoke in the most sincere voice, "Look, you can stay here comfortably as long as you need to and you don't even have to buy anything." We had just sat down in his bar and assured him our host would be...More

Thank clarkmarshall20
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

First of all...do not skip the bar! While it appears to be more of a convenience store; it is quite charming. The family that owns it is quite charming and unbelievably hospitable. At some point during Appertivo hour it seems as if the the entire...More

Thank ophelia1925
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Umbero I, 147 | 53020, Montisi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montisi
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 845190
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