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Castello Banfi La Taverna

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Castello di Poggio alle Mura | Poggio Alle Mura, 53024 Poggio alle Mura, Montalcino, Italy
+390577877500
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 128
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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 5
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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Excellent Restaurant

After taking a tour of the winery at Banfi, sat down for a late lunch and was pleasantly surprised by La Taverna. Enjoyed a five course meal with paired wines and was extremely pleased with what I experienced. The food was fresh, presented well, and was rich in flavor. The best was the Veal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
Blair M
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

After taking a tour of the winery at Banfi, sat down for a late lunch and was pleasantly surprised by La Taverna. Enjoyed a five course meal with paired wines and was extremely pleased with what I experienced. The food was fresh, presented well, and was rich in flavor. The best was the Veal Filet paired with the Castello Banfi... More 

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Montecarlo, Italy
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105 reviews 105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

During a short holiday to Montalcino, We decided to visit the Castello Banfi and mix business with pleasure. We were welcome and escorted through the winery where they organized a great tasting starting from the Rosso di Montalcino 2012 down to Summus 2001. At the end we were surprised with a dinner in the Taverna, set menu and wine pairing... More 

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Butterworth, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

After the exciting visit to the winery, we had our lunch in their restaurant. It was well decorated in a classic tuscan style. We had 3-course tasting menu starting with Chianina beef carpaccio, then home-made pinci with beef ragoût and ending with beef tagliata salad. Each of the course was paired with their selected wine. The food and the wines... More 

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Juan M, Direttore at Castello Banfi La Taverna, responded to this review

Dear Chyeo, thank you very much for your nice feedback about our Restaurant La Taverna and for having chosen to visit Castello Banfi during your trip to Montalcino. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back in your next trip to Tuscany and until then I send you my best regards, Juan Miquel Hospitality Director More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We ate a three-start meal in a three-star setting, with superior Italian wines including two Castello Banfi Brunello's. Picturesque view, elegant setting, attentive staff - couldn't have asked for better.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited Castello Banfi for lunch and a tour of the winery. We were welcomed with a complementary glass of their house sparkling wine (made in Piedmont the same way as champagne, just slightly different grapes). The service was very friendly and efficient, and the standard of the food was excellent. We split a starter of caprese salad - really... More 

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Juan M, Direttore at Castello Banfi La Taverna, responded to this review

Dear Stones7, thank you very much for your nice feedback and for having chosen to visit and have lunch at Castello Banfi during your trip to Montalcino. I appreciate your great feedback about the food and wine quality and just would like to point out your comment about the wine prices. The reason is just a question of cost as... More 

Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had two dinners in this restaurant and both were outstanding. We had a five-course tasting dinner with wine pairings from the Banfi estate, and an a la carte dinner. The service is impeccable. The food is fresh, tasty, and exquisite. The menu is imanginative but true Tuscan heritage. The chefs here, including Samuele with whom we took a cooking... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

They knocked it out of the park. My wife and I were staying at the Banfi and ate here are first night. Wow. We did the five course tasting menu with wine pairing. The food was unbelievable, some of the best we had on our trip to Italy (probably the best), and the service was impeccable, truly first rate. Mirco... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is absolutely superb! Had an exquisite lunch, great wine in an unbelievable setting! Also, make sure that you do the wine tasting!

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Centennial, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great food served by a great, friendly staff. Lunch is less formal in the downstairs dining room...typical Tuscany. Dinner is more elegant in the upstairs portion of La Taverna. Be sure to drink the great Banfi wines!

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London
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72 reviews 72 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Outstanding food and service in fairytale surroundings.Very good meal, very friendly and professional staff, excellent value. The castle is a destination in itself, and is kept in immaculate condition.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Castello di Poggio alle Mura | Poggio Alle Mura, 53024 Poggio alle Mura, Montalcino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montalcino  >  Poggio alle Mura
  • Phone Number: +390577877500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 76 - 105
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?