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Ai Quattro Venti

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Piazza Grande 2 | Centro Storico, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
0578-717231
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great find

Fabulous fresh pasta - the best on our holiday. Service was friendly and fast and altogether a great spot for lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
Georgina C
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We spent 5 days in Montepulciano while driving through 21 Hill Towns in Tuscany (not for the faint of heart by the way). This restaurant was recommended to us by "everyone" we talked to in the village. It's a gorgeous space and the service was tremendous. But it's a "try it once" type of place for me. It was porcini... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous fresh pasta - the best on our holiday. Service was friendly and fast and altogether a great spot for lunch.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I ordered the zuppa di farro (farro soup) which was excellent, hearty and filling. Instead of a second course, I just ordered a contorno of eggplant parmigiana - which was like nothing I've had in the U.S. - excellent. It's a very nice restaurant with white linen cloths and of course an extensive wine list. Very good choice.

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Lincoln, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

After walking up and up and up some more on the streets of Montepulciano, we stopped at this lovely restaurant for lunch. What a pleasant surprise. We'd been in Tuscany for two weeks and here we tasted the best food since we arrived. Fresh made pasta cooked perfectly with a light cheese sauce and pepper and a delicious lasagne. Dessert... More 

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Thank Camille G
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Giacomo from Agritourismo Le Caggiole recommended this resto. Wow, it was really good. We started with bruschetta, the tomatoes were red and juicy and then I had the Riboletta, a rich soup, very yummy. We followed with pasta dishes, mine was cheese and pepper pasta and it was my favourite bite of pasta in all of Italy:) My husband had... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We were staying in Siena and rented a car to see the Tuscan countryside specifically Montepulciano. We came upon Ai Quattro Venti knowing it was listed in Rick Steves book as "fresh, flavorful, fun, and right on Piazza Grande"...sounds good to me! There were a lot of people milling around the area so when an outside table opened up while... More 

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Thank Judy M
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, great location and yummy food!! We all ordered different types of pasta and they were all superb.

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Thank DarzDarz
Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Best dining experience we had in Italy. Right on the town square. Wondrous, subtle flavors. Adored the soup.

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St. Thomas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We came here from a recommendation from the host of our bnb and we were not disappointed. Both of our soups and pastas were fantastic. My boyfriend is a serious meat eater and he was in love with the vegetarian pici pasta with a simple tomato sauce, it was that good! Great location and adorable atmosphere.

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Hawera
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

What a great find! Ate lunch outdoors under their umbrellas. View of the whole square and front and centre for the movie being shot there, Dustin Hoffman walked right past us, bonus. Food is simple, organic....grown in their garden it was advertised. Fresh, well cooked and so tasty. Nice wine list and desserts too. Quick, service or linger as long... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Grande 2 | Centro Storico, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montepulciano
  • Phone Number: 0578-717231

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children

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