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Castello Banfi La Taverna

Castello di Poggio alle Mura | Poggio Alle Mura, 53024 Poggio alle Mura, Montalcino, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $76 - $105
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Edina, MN
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

We had the four course price fixed dinner at La Taverna. Beautiful setting. Service was excellent. A different wine was served for each course with a complete explanation. Food was beautifully and perfectly prepared. Probably one of the top restaurants in Italy. The only negative: a bit hard to find. Signage could be better. And...the winery is not really in... More

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Edgewater, New Jersey
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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

On the way to the west coast of Italy we made sure to stop and visit this beautiful Castle, winery and restaurant of Castello Banfi. The surrounding vistas on the ride are spectacular and the castle and vineyards are stunning. Banfi makes some of the best Brunellos in Italy and we were anxious to try some. We had lunch in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This was a must, and on an expensive menu it made the most sense financially! The food was amazing and paired with wines from the estate, it made for a very memorable meal.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We take tar tar and meat Rossini it was delicious!!! Mirco is a great person. He helps my wife to find a dish comfort to her stomach. This is a place sheer you have dialog with kitchen! Not monologue, like in other places (

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