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Via Elio Bernabei 28/A, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
+39 0578 717550
Tuesday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Mon 19:30 - 22:30
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Sheila M
Agoura Hills, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Susan W
Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 

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San Francisco
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Vienna Region, Austria
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Isabella M
Kufstein, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Montreal, Canada
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241 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Norway
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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😉)

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Anna C
Boise, Idaho
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

This place was recommended by a local winemaker and we were not disappointed. Lots of locals having a good time and the food was great. It was too cold to eat outside, but the patio scene looks like it would be fabulous. Inside, the atmosphere was cozy and comfortable and the service was very friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Barbecue
Meals
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
19:30 - 22:30
Monday
19:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
19:30 - 22:30
Thursday
19:30 - 22:30
Friday
19:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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?