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Via Elio Bernabei 28/A, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
+39 0578 717550
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
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Wed - Mon 12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
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Wookey Hole, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sadly not very good food. Maybe as it was Sunday night this wasn't their head chef cooking but poor food, badly cooked, a little old and tired and not matching the description on the menu. Two of the contorni were inedible (patate al forno and Caponata) and the main course of veal with artichokes, sun dried tomatoes and olives didn't... More 

Thank rachael c
Greenwich, Connecticut
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This was our "go to" restaurant several nights in Montepulciano, after days out exploring the countryside. The hosts always found a table for us even on busy holiday nights(including Halloween!) We enjoyed the ribollita (vegetable soup), the pasta with truffles and the pici(local handmade pasta) with the Tuscan white sauce. The pizzas on the wood fire are also popular.

Thank Sheila M
Agoura Hills, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had the most delicious pizza (actually it was like what we would call a calzone). The mezzaluna...I wish I could have one now.

Thank Susan W
Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner twice at this restaurant. First time was simply for a pizza but than we got so amazed by the ambiance, the food and the staff that we went back for a another night for a legendary Fiorentina! You feel welcome soon you walk into this restaurant by the owner Giovani and his team. From the welcome glass... More 

Thank CarlitoYUL
San Francisco
1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My wife and I went to Montepulciano for our honeymoon and we stayed near C'era Una Volta. We visited two times because we had such fun. Our first night for dinner was fantastic. Ramona waited on us and took very good care of us. We weren't the most fluent Italian speakers but she helped us so much. We shared our... More 

Thank Jake_lew
Vienna Region, Austria
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We liked it so much, that we went back in the short period we were in Montepulciano. Authentic and fresh italian food with excelent service. In our first visit, they managed to accomodate a group of 20 wihtout reservation. House wine is very good, just as it should be in Italy.

Thank Isabella M
Kufstein, Austria
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

great service, awesome food & wine suggestions. been there one evening. wonderfull garden & terrace, nice restaurant inside... italian family feeling inside

Thank MatthiasLeibetseder
Montreal, Canada
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245 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Very convenient place for a dinner to those of us with a car as it's located just outside the inner city of Montepulciano and it has its own private parking. The venue is nice, with great ambiance, and the service is impeccable, friendly and efficient. The food is simply great, homemade to perfection. We loved the pasta, the steak and... More 

Thank CityEnd
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice lunch. All three courses tasted at the best! Very nice sevice that spoke perfect english. Friendly and smiling, and very clean. A beautiful place, both inside and outside. (And the chocolate fondue made to perfection😉)

Thank roma90
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The family who own this restaurant were having their own Sunday lunch here when we arrived. They were very welcoming as were their staff, chatting with us and recommending what to have. Food was lovely, great choice of wines and price was excellent value. This restaurant is not touristy at all, which is difficult for a touristy town. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank Anna C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Valet Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Elio Bernabei 28/A, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montepulciano
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 717550

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?