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Taverna dei Barbi

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$$ - $$$
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Localita Podernovi 170, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
+39 0577 847143
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Tue 12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:00
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We have eaten here many times and always enjoyed our lunches. They have a good menu with decent value. We will return again

Thank booksVa
Sao Paulo, SP
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166 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went there for lunch and we got a table at the window. The food was fantastic, and the Barbi's brunello choosed gave an extra taste.This was a luch that we will never forget.

Thank miltonassumpcao
Southern California
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369 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Charging for tasting is the norm now but it should be done with a smile. It is a tough drive to get back to the winery and no longer worth it. They are closed on Wednesdays for lunch so do not know if that is still viable.

1 Thank braidmacd
Istanbul, Turkey
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290 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We had lunch in this small restaurant which is in the winery of Barbi. Our waiter Sandro was very friendly and helpful. The veal cheek and boar meat was fantastic. The pasta were very tasty as well. We had 2005 riserva wine of the winery. The wine was very good with a reasonable price.

Thank Earibal
Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

After our wine tasting in july this year we had lunch here. It was ok, but the waiter was little bit strange.

Thank 83_miriama
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

7 of us went back to this Restuarant many with find memories of visits many years ago when the pinci was around the best in the area and the place had loads of diners, was run by a formidable maitre d and Barbi wines were good. This was a good lesson in how things in the hospitality industry change, inevitably,... More 

Thank linskitours
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Very friendly service, very good food. We had anchoise among others and we liked it very much. The traditional "Fran" (baked vegetables) reminded us our Sephardic dishes. Though we were seated outside we were expecting the restaurant overlooking some open land in such a beautiful setting, instead we were faced with the wine tasting shop. They should have a reason... More 

1 Thank nomeaningname
Leeds, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

The homemade chutney with the cheeses was delicious. We had Brunello wine with our meal which was superb. The highlight was a free glass of vinsanto! Lovely food and fantastic service.

1 Thank menthee07
Port Royal, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

We usually stop here for lunch while buying Brunello at the Barbi cantina, which is just a few steps away from the restaurant. Food is always well prepared with locally sourced ingredients, particularly the meats.

Thank Jim F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

If you are in Montalcino, you Must eat and drink here! Follow Sandro suggestions and Lucia creations, and you will taste the real ancient-modern Super Tuscany.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$54
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Localita Podernovi 170, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montalcino
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 847143
Already fifty years ago there were a great many visitors to the Fattoria dei Barbi, and many of them asked to be able to accompany their tasting of Brunello with a taste of cured meats and cheeses, maybe even with some roasts typical of the area or a plate of hand-rolled pinci. Thus the Taverna was created,
where visitors could rest after a tour of the cellars and taste the dishes characteristic of Montalcino.

After more than half a century, the Taverna dei Barbi still follows the same tradition. At the tables set outside or around the big fireplace that dominates the main dining room, diners can taste the dishes typical of the Tuscan tradition and of Montalcino in particular, prepared as they have always been but also with a touch of modernity, while always respecting the flavors of a time gone by.

Homemade pasta, sauces, soups and meats accompanied by Fattoria dei Barbi wines enable visitors to live a unique experience and to enjoy the luxury of Tuscan simplicity, surrounded by the countryside and vineyards, in a rustic but elegant atmosphere. Lorenzo and Lucia are waiting to welcome you.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?