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Ristorante La Grotta

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Localita' San Biagio, 15, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy
0578 757607
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Opened till 1966, tuscan food, garden for summer time, romantic dinner.

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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 8
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  • 2
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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
Best Al Fresco Dining Experience

My fiancé and I went here on the recommendation of friends who raved about it it. While the food was very good, I'd say it didn't have a wow factor, except for our dessert which was Mascarpone cheese with coffee Gelato - basically a liquid tiramisu. The tomato soup was hearty - more like stewed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
ChristyL77
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My fiancé and I went here on the recommendation of friends who raved about it it. While the food was very good, I'd say it didn't have a wow factor, except for our dessert which was Mascarpone cheese with coffee Gelato - basically a liquid tiramisu. The tomato soup was hearty - more like stewed tomatoes than a puree. Would... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This place was incredible. The surrounding view and church are magical. Inside the restaurant was cozy and the staff super friendly. There were other families with kids so our daughter enjoyed making new friends. The food was Tuscany styled with perfectly done pastas, meats and cheeses. Even dessert was fabulous. This is a must when in the area.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went here to celebrate a special occasion. For our this they organised the most romantic table with a view of the Saint Biagio Church. The food was delicious, but you have to expect fine dining portions (meaning a starter, primi and second piatti are essential unless you want to go to a pizza parlour later that evening). Service was... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Had a wonderful first meal in Montepulciano here. Beautiful setting in front of a magnificent church, with the sun slowly ducking behind the hills. Cannot fault the service. We were seated in a beautiful intimate courtyard surrounded by olive trees. Food.. Well, I don't think I can appreciate Italian food anywhere else after this! This sets the bar. Bread basket... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is an outstanding place to have dinner with the one you love! Tuscan cuisine as its best combined with a wide selection of wines.

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Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This restaurant is located at the bottom of Montepulciano, The settings is indeed romantic particularly in the courtyard The food is more upmarket than all the other restaurants within the region The food is elegant with a wonderful selection on the menu of local ingredients but more Contemporary However so the prices were still quite fair and certainly not overpriced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Extreamly good food fantstic service Every dish hes hit the mark spot on If you in the pienza region DONT MISS

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant sighted opposite the very impressive San Biago Church; it's a restaurant we return to again and again. We usually visit on our last night in the area, as consolation for returning home, whether in the Restaurant or in the delightful gardens the service is excellent and the food is fine dining quality. I have seen... More 

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Manchester, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This restaurant is in a beautiful, peaceful setting by San Biagio church, just outside Montepulciano centre. We loved the feel of the restaurant and got a very friendly reception. We sat at a lovely table inside, but there was also a nice eating area outside. We opted for the tasting menu at 50 Euros each and weren't disappointed, the food... More 

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Northampton, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It was hot and we were hungry yesterday as we wandered the ancient streets of Montepulciano. We found La Grotto on TripAdvisor and decided to walk the 800 meters up and then down to the restaurant. We were led to a beautiful and cool garden behind the restaurant and, after downing lots of cool water, we were happily fed with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Localita' San Biagio, 15, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montepulciano
  • Phone Number: 0578 757607

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 52 - 79
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

Opened till 1966, tuscan food, garden for summer time, romantic dinner.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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