Restaurants

Top Choice Tuscan in Montalcino

Il Leccio

Sometimes simple dishes are the hardest to perfect. And perfection is the only term to use when discussing this trattoria in Brunello heartland. Watching the chef make his way between his stove and kitchen garden to…
Top Choice Modern Italian in Pienza

La Terrazza del Chiostro

Chef Alessandro Rossi was one of the youngest-ever recipients of an Italian Michelin star and clearly has ambitions to reprise his success here. Dining on the gorgeous terrace with its panoramic view is the stuff of…
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Trattoria L'Angolo

We thought about keeping shtum about this place (everyone loves to keep a secret or two), but it seemed selfish not to share our love for its pasta dishes with our loyal readers. Be it vegetarian (ravioli stuffed wi…
Top Choice Modern Tuscan in Val d'Orcia

Dopolavoro La Foce

The founding members of this 1939 dopolavoro (recreational club) would be amazed to see its recent transformation. A stylish interior makeover has endowed it with a contemporary vibe, and the rear garden is a textbo…
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Townhouse Caffè

The menu at this chic eatery is pared back in more ways than one: there are around four choices per course, presentation is minimalist and the emphasis is on the quality of the produce rather than clever culinary tr…
Top Choice Tuscan in Monticchiello

Osteria La Porta

When somewhere is this good, it's best to book. Set just inside Monticchiello's main gate, this highly regarded eatery has a terrace with panoramic Val d'Orcia views and a legion of local fans. The €23 fixed-lunch m…
Modern Italian in Montalcino

Drogheria Franci

A perfect example of the sleekly styled wine bar that is trending in Tuscany today, Franci offers a menu that takes more than a few liberties when presenting traditional dishes – think exciting flavour combinations,…
Tuscan in Monticchiello

La Cantina de la Porta

The latest addition to Monticchiello's La Porta portfolio of businesses, this cantina occupies a stylishly renovated building with two dining rooms featuring brick-vaulted ceilings and walls lined with bottles of wi…
Tuscan in Pienza

Osteria Sette di Vino

Known for its zuppa di pane e fagioli (bread and white-bean soup), bruschette and range of local pecorino (sheep's-milk cheese), this simple place is run by the exuberant Luciano, who is immortalised as Bacchus in a…
Pizza in Pienza

Pummarò

Located next to the city walls on bustling Piazza Martiri della LIbertà, this pizzeria has a streetside terrace that is inevitably packed – you may have to wait for a table. There's an innovative range of pizzas and…