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Cittino

Vicolo della Via Nuova 2, Montepulciano, Italy
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Ranked #44 of 75 restaurants in Montepulciano
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: It's listed on the Frommer website and a few others. Surprised not to find it here.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: It's listed on the Frommer website and a few others. Surprised not to find it here.
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73% Recommend
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Naples, Italy
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The reviews are right: the dining room reminded me of my Italian-American grandmother's kitchen, which is not a place those dreaming of a vacation in Tuscany would want to end up. There were only a couple local old men eating when we showed up. The menu is limited, without many of the dishes tourists might know. What IS there is... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is a genuine, authentic place with incredible food and wine at very low prices. It isn't touristy, there isn't a long menu and the decor is simple. But you're much better off here than at a tourist trap. Try the pici (big thick chewy spaghetti, a local speciality) all'aglione (garlic tomato sauce).

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The food might be lovely at this place – there appears to be a kind old grandmother cooking it – but the dining room was so depressing (empty, harsh lighting and furnished like the 1940s) that – despite making reservations, we walked out before sitting down. Please update the décor/ambience at least a little!

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Bandon, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This place has the best food...I own an Italian restaurant...she is an amazing cook. Very affordable with great local wine.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This is the best place to go for authentic affordable Tuscan food in Montepulciano. Not a fancy restaurant -it is more like eating homemade authentic Italian food in the living room of a Tuscan family. The cook, Marcela, cooks you a meal as if she was cooking for her family. Amazing pork, veal dishes and the best pici in Tuscany.... More

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Whatstandwell
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

If you can do without the majestic views in this tourist trap and would like simple Italian cuisine with the locals, go to Cittino. It is a real family affair in what appears to be the family home. Mama produces good simple Italian fare - the Pici is outstanding, and inexpensive. 25 Euro for 2 primi piatti, a bottle of... More

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Cape Cod
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This experience brought me back decades. A family place (they seem to live there, judging by the fact that a young girl arrived during our lunch, turned on some cartoons in an adjacent living room, and started doing some homework). Momma cooks, daughter serves, and granddaughter provides the local color. Menu is classic, spare, economical and all you need. Primi... More

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