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E Lucevan le Stelle

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Piazza San Francesco 5 | @ La Locanda di San Francesco, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy
0578.758725
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for aperitifs

Located in a square overlooking wonderful views, this spot is perfect for aperitifs in the late afternoon. Prices are reasonable and the food provided is excellent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Anita H
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Caloundra, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Caloundra, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Located in a square overlooking wonderful views, this spot is perfect for aperitifs in the late afternoon. Prices are reasonable and the food provided is excellent!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Charming lounge bar where sometimes is possible to listen good jazz music. The decor is amazing and of high quality as well as drinks and food. Placed in a beautiful location such as Montepulciano, just at 10 mt. in front is possible to look on the wonderful landscape of Orcia Valley! Recommended!!!

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Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This was a pleasant surprise. We found the food here to be better than the #1 place in town and the ambiance was FAR better. Live music during dinner, great little tables and great service. We also had lunch there on the patio. Find out when the live music is, and you wont be disappointed

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We knew it wasn't one of the nights with live jazz (which they have frequently), but it was still a pleasant place to grab a bite and some wine. The food is reasonably priced, any fine (nothing special, just okay). The tomato sauce, for example, was only minimally seasoned and thus a bit bland. Do NOT order your wine bottle... More 

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loveantw, Proprietario at E Lucevan le Stelle, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We acknowlege your review. Me and my business partner are both sommeliers, since 2003. We are in the wine business since ten years, I own, together with my family, one of the most prestigious wine cellars producing Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. I'm glad to know that your knowledge of Tuscan wines is deeper than our, so that you... More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A great setting, whether sitting on the patio or inside, frequented by locals and visitors. Good value for the money, with a wide selection of local wines and homemade food, including snacks or meals. Friendly staff that knowingly greeted us after our first visit! Especially enjoyed the live jazz on Friday evenings during the warm months.

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This little restaurant, tucked away behind the church had that Bistro feeling. The relaxed atmosphere complete with couches and a reading section was like a Starbuck on steroids!. The décor alone is worth seeing. The food was delicious and presented in a very innovative way - picture perfect. We could of stayed all afternoon and we would have been welcomed... More 

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PA
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249 reviews 249 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were so fortunate to have this bistro a few steps away from our inn. It became or "neighborhood local bar" during our stay in Montepulciano. Nice wines, beautiful sunsets, delicious food and snacks and great service. Nice patio area but it was too windy and cool for us to enjoy by the end of the day.

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Dallas, TX
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had an amazing cheese place with famous pecorino from Pienza and caramelized onion jam. The soups and salads were delicious and the outdoor patio is the perfect place to rest around happy hour.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We visited for drinks and to enjoy the sunset & views of the valley on our last night in town. The wine bar is cosy and has a lovely atmosphere. In warmer months its probably nice to sit on the outside terrace from where you could enjoy the sunset view. It was a bit too cold when we were there... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at this lovely wine bar. The views are beautiful from the outdoor patio area. Great atmosphere, friendly, attentive service and wonderful food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza San Francesco 5 | @ La Locanda di San Francesco, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montepulciano
  • Phone Number: 0578.758725

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 27
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view

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