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Caffe Poliziano

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Italian, Family Fare, Pasta, Soups
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Via Voltaia del Corso 27/29, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy
+39 0578 758615
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Caffè Poliziano Historical Place of Italy.This spacious and elegant Caffè...
Caffè Poliziano Historical Place of Italy.This spacious and elegant Caffè in the historical centre of Montepulciano is a fine example of Art Nouveau design. For generations visitors and local residents have been able to enjoi a glorious view of of the Valdichiana from the balcony. Distinguished guests have included Carducci, Pirandello, Prezzolini, Malaparte, Mario del Monaco, Giulietta Masina,Ornella Muti,, Mario monicelli, Marina Doria di Savoia, Enrico Rava, Mauro Bolognini, Giorgio Battistelli, Licia Colò.... In 1992 the Caffè was lovingly restored to its former glory. Federico Fellini, who visited the "Poliziano" soon after, considered the atmosphere and style to be worthy of a great Central European city such as Vienna or Prague.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming cafe with wonderful view

Very charming place for coffee and pastries and sandwiches. Lovely atmosphere inside. Try to get a table by the windows for awesome views. Decent price, local hangout, great place to take a break from climbing all the hills.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
traveltrio03
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bucharest, Romania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We just wanted to drink a Montepulciano vino nobile and we were served the regular wine.. we really like Tuscan wine so we could tell the difference. More than that one person in our party was a professional sommelier.. After we notified the waiter that what he brought is not what we ordered he brought the real thing.. however when... More 

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Houston, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Very charming place for coffee and pastries and sandwiches. Lovely atmosphere inside. Try to get a table by the windows for awesome views. Decent price, local hangout, great place to take a break from climbing all the hills.

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Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Walking in you feel like you´ve gone back in time ... only that the delicious cakes and wonderful cafe aroma lets you know you are here now and can´t wait to try some of the cakes, excellent cappucino. Walking through the cafe you come to the balcony overlooking the Tuscany hills wherever you look, enjoy the magnificent sunset. Choose from... More 

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Middle West
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The cafe is cut straight from "A Clean, Well-lighted Place", with brasserie elements, great espresso, and nice selection of dolce and apertivi to boot.

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reggio emilia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It's one of Italy's historical caffe. The view is superb, cappuccino and brioche very good and freshly made.

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Houston, Texas
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70 restaurant reviews
519 helpful votes 519 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

good pasteries and coffee, and a lovely view if you are lucky enough to get close to the window! We were staying in the higly recommended b&b Vicolo dell'Oste and got to have breakfast here everyday, not healty but very good!

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Port Townsend, WA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We always go in here at least once or twice a trip, just for the coffee and pastries, people watching and lovely ambiance. It is touristy and often loud and crowded, but if you can get a little terrace table the view is amazing!

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Verrua Savoia, Italy
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65 reviews 65 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The view is definitively amazing The place has a great and unique appeal But this does not allow them to ask 3.5 euros for one of the very worst cappuccinos ever. No tasting coffee and no foam in milk. I could have accepted such a bad preparation in Reykjavik , not in the core of Italy. And on top they... More 

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falls church, va
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We ate here for dinner and had such a great experience. We ate inside as it was a bit chilly, but I hear the views are great if it is warmer. Our waiter was one of the nicest we had in all of Italy, if not the nicest, which was a welcome change of pace. The food was delicious, and... More 

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Portland, Maine
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

So you heard that this place has a great mini terrace...well there are two! If the primary one is taken which only seats three people, just go back near the bathrooms and there is a second room that has a second terrace that can seat about 6 people. The view is gorgeous! When you are in the bathroom/bano, check out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Voltaia del Corso 27/29, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montepulciano
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 758615

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 43
  • Cuisine: Italian, Family Fare, Pasta, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Caffè Poliziano Historical Place of Italy.This spacious and elegant Caffè in the historical centre of Montepulciano is a fine example of Art Nouveau design. For generations visitors and local residents have been able to enjoi a glorious view of of the Valdichiana from the balcony. Distinguished guests have included Carducci, Pirandello, Prezzolini, Malaparte, Mario del Monaco, Giulietta Masina,Ornella Muti,, Mario monicelli, Marina Doria di Savoia, Enrico Rava, Mauro Bolognini, Giorgio Battistelli, Licia Colò.... In 1992 the Caffè was lovingly restored to its former glory. Federico Fellini, who visited the "Poliziano" soon after, considered the atmosphere and style to be worthy of a great Central European city such as Vienna or Prague.

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