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La Briciola

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Via delle Cantine, 23, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy
0578-716903
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 424
    Excellent
  • 296
    Very good
  • 90
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a lovely place

We walked up the street in Montepulciano and found this restaurant on via Della Cantine with tables set outside. Looked inviting and the menu too. Service was very good by the owner and his son(?). The menu was explained and wine selection was easy. The food and wine from starters to dessert was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Dr_Nico
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Tonsberg
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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English first
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Situated in a little arch near the bottom of the town. Service was very friendly and welcoming but became slower thereafter. Food quality was good but average in the Tuscan sense. Would not visit again.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This little restaurant is off the main street, hidden under an arch which makes it cool during a scorching hot tuscan day. They have 4 tables out front, which is where we sat. We shared a salad (insalata nobile) and then both ordered picci as a main course. It's nice that you can have the option of trying two types... More 

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Tonsberg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We walked up the street in Montepulciano and found this restaurant on via Della Cantine with tables set outside. Looked inviting and the menu too. Service was very good by the owner and his son(?). The menu was explained and wine selection was easy. The food and wine from starters to dessert was excellent. I can't believe the reviews from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Everything. The attitude of the staff upon sitting down was that of disgruntled employees doing you a favor by serving you, so as a paying customer we made a choice and went elsewhere. We're never going back and if anyone reads this, stay away as we did. There are much better (and friendlier) choices just meters away.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The owner was very helpful in translating the dishes on the menu for us; the pici with ragu was excellent - a very generous portion for a 'primi piatti'! The sausages were also rich and delicious. Not the cheapest meal but equally delicious as others we had in the region.

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The location, the setting, the menu all seemed to be in order and so we chose to have lunch at this restaurant. It had a few customers which is always a good sign, but the reason for the poor rating was mainly down to awful service. I have eaten in many restaurants over the years, even trained as a chef... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were disappointed with service. It took us some time to get served even though we had made reservations and were there for an early meal (so it wasn't too busy). The food was good but not outstanding. My daughter and I had the Pici, a local pasta dish and my husband had the risotto and sausage which he really... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We ordered antipasti for 2 at €22 expecting a feast of meats, cheeses but most items were bread, with grilled cheese, with mushy chicken livers(not pate texture) , with dried out pancetta. 2 chutmeys and the local soaked bread dish with tomato, garlic etc except it was totally tasteless. 6 small pieces of cheese, no olives. We then shared mushroom... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Went for lunch with a friend who dines here often. We each had a version of the local pasta, pici. It was prepared perfectly, the wine was great and the service impeccable. The dining room is beautiful and serene. I would highly recommend!

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Corrales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a wonderful small restaurant in a side alley off the main gate at the very lower end of the Corso. It is cozy and quiet, with excellent service and food. We went without a reservation, fairly early in the evening by Italian standards, but you might need a reservation later. Portions were large and could be shared if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via delle Cantine, 23, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montepulciano
  • Phone Number: 0578-716903

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 46
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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