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La Corte Medicea

Viale 1o Maggio, 2-4, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy
0578-756042
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Ranked #23 of 76 restaurants in Montepulciano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $64
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: The restaurant stands on the ageing cellar of Ercolani Winery and has been built on the Medicean walls of Montepulciano. La Corte Medicea offers our agricultural production turned into Tuscan dishes: cold pork meats and pecorino cheese, handmade pasta "Pici", vegetable soup, fresh truffle and farmhouse meats (T-bone steak, sausages and farmyard chicken). Everything comes with the best Tuscan wines, served by the glass and at wine shop's prices. Dessert created by our chef Niccolò.
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Rome, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I was here with my girlfriend at lunch time, during a week-end in Val di Chiana. For sure the best restaurant we visited and the best location as well. In fact, just entered, you will find at ground floor a big counter whereby you can taste great part of the Tuscan gastronomy with tables surrounded by huge barrels filled with... More

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Lucca, Italy
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A short 1/4 mile from Centro in Montepulciano is the La Corte Medicea. It is a 'must' place to eat. First the restaurant has free tastings of honey, jams, salami. The interior has huge vino barrels and the house wine (which can be purchased in bulk) is Vino Nobile Montepulciano. It is the best house wine I have had in... More

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Cooking class with Niccolo was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Montepulciano. His knowledge, skill and obvious passion for great food enabled him to engage both my wife's and my widely different culinary abilities. (All right, I'll be honest - I chopped the gnocchi and took pictures - but I had a great time and learned a... More

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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The day before our wedding I skipped out on the cooking class to welcome traveling guests. My mother in law and husband to be attended and came back with the biggest smiles I had ever seen. Niccolo not only enthralled them with his culinary skills and knowledge of the town, but he also drove them back to the hotel as... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The food was fabulous - fresh truffle pasta (anything but stingy on the truffle), deliciously tender meat stewed in vino Nobile, and to die for chocolate fondant desert. Eat your heart out looking upon massive wine vats in a cellar housed within rustic ancient walls. So lovely to be in an authentic spot when tourist traps litter the Tuscan countryside.... More

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Indian, Alaska
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We had many good meals in our six nights in Montepulciano, and this was one of the best. The food was excellent and the staff made us feel welcome. We had dinner here twice because we enjoyed it so much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We went to the cooking course and Nicolai was brilliant, there was only two of us on the course so we had a really good lesson. He taught us how to make pici, ravioli and gnocci and some of the best sauces i've ever tasted! He even took €5 each off the price of the cooking course because we gave... More

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west palm beach
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

My husband and I ate at this restaurant last October. We chose the Tasting menu which included four courses, each matched with a wine. The price was only 38 euros per person, which was reasonable, given four courses with wine. The waitress was so knowledgeable. It was so good we went back the following night and, although the tasting menu... More

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

We found this restaurant via the tourism information in Montepulciano to do a Tuscan cooking class during our stay. Although there was a 2 person minimum (my husband declined), the restaurant were happy to continue with the class. Luckily, another couple decided to join. We had a wonderful class with Niccolo, head chef and his assistant Erica. Niccolo's family also... More

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

Along with our friends, we had a quite decent lunch. Afterwards, we sipped some wine and tried the salami in the attached store, and I asked about the large jugs of house wine. A taste convinced me that it was a quite decent young wine. Five liters cost 15 Euros and constituted one of the great bargains of our trip.

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