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“What a sham (I mean shame)”

Ristorante della Fattoria Pulcino
Ranked #76 of 101 Restaurants in Montepulciano
Price range: US$ 22 - US$ 67
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The potential for this restaurant, product outlet is great, however they are well below the standard of their local competitors yet think they can charge more. With the poor service we received and expensive it was never going to be a winner. Meat cooked the authentic way was dry and stringy, the accompanying onions, which were subperb didn't arrive until we had finished even after giving them a reminder. The wine was ok but again expensive for what it is. It is a shame that they do not know how to present their wines because the first tastes are unpleasant suggesting the wine needs to breath before drinking.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

A large table of us sat outside on the terrace for Sunday lunch and had a great meal. The usual Italian fair with anti pasti, pici pasta, grilled meats, salad and lots of vino Nobile. We had good service and food.

What struck us was just how many other large tables there were of locals also having their Sunday lunch there. A good sign.

It's a huge restaurant and you could feel a bit lost inside, so if possible, book a table outside and soak up the stunning views.

Interesting museum downstairs, including a huge Etruscan mask they found.

Great place for buying olive oil etc to bring home.

This is a three generation establishment and I love the heart that lies behind this place.

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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

we were reluctant to stop at first and thought it would be another touristic restaurant.But luckily enough for us it was one of the best places we ate in montepulciano.The bistecca was excellent so were the pici (local pasta)also the tiramisu was worth the calories!!!and of course the salami!its a go!!

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Oh the view!!!! Overlooked pond, sheep, town, mountains. Perfect for our first day in Tuscany. The reserve wine recommended was delicious. Waitress spoke very little English and we speak no Italian but communicated just fine. We had a bunch of appetizers. The cheese platter was outstanding. I had a very fresh garden salad and some vegetable Tuscan soup. My husband had cannelli beans,and fresh bread. It was plenty to be shared. We were not rushed and the day was beautiful. We stopped because the place looked interesting. There was a store as you enter with all kinds of cheeses, salami, cured meats, spices, dried beans. Restaurant was to the rear. It was very big with a lot of bench family style seating. I will say, I thought it was a bit pricy, but we did have a $30 bottle,of wine, but lunch came to $74 total for the four appetizers and wine. It was all very fresh and made on the premises. There is also a midevial museum and wine cellar that we didn't get to explore. Will be back to buy some of the cured ham and cheese.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I eat in a lot of restaurants in Italy, but seldom have I come across one quite like this!
Run by a family of real farmers that sell their own produce in their shop and serve real food cooked by really nice people .
Well worth the trip, you don't find them like this any more!

Thank willTho
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