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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
+39 0577 877524
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A classical Tuscan restaurant in the shade of our medieval castle of Poggio...
A classical Tuscan restaurant in the shade of our medieval castle of Poggio alleMura. Taverna Banfi, open for lunch, is positioned beneath the vaulted arches of the former barrel cellars of the castle where Brunello once rested in large oak casks.


In a very pleasant atmosphere, our menu offers the traditional dishes of Montalcino and Tuscany, enhanced by the freshness and authenticity of local ingredients.

To respect the calm of our guests, pets are not allowed.
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  • 8
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  • 7
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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
Beautiful Lunch

On recommendation from locals we visited this well organised and beautiful vineyard. We enjoyed sampling their wines before lunch in their tasting room. The restaurant was a short stroll to a beautiful old building that was full of ambience. The staff were really welcoming and very efficient. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2015
Angela J
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

On recommendation from locals we visited this well organised and beautiful vineyard. We enjoyed sampling their wines before lunch in their tasting room. The restaurant was a short stroll to a beautiful old building that was full of ambience. The staff were really welcoming and very efficient. The menu was explained. You could enjoy a degustion of 3 or 5... More 

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Thank Angela J
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

We had booked for lunch. Price is high but worth to try. People were nice and kind. They have 3 to 5 wine to tast with meal or you can just go to bar try some wine with some small dish cheese and crusty snack. 5 course tasting was too much for lunch for me. After meal we went down... More 

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Thank joejho
Chantilly, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The food, wine and service is first class. The dining room is lovely. It is an experience which would be hard to beat.

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Thank Beth H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Castello Banfi is worth the visit on its own. If you have the chance to eat at La Taverna, it will complement your visit perfectly. Went there for lunch on a Sunday. Restaurant was fully booked so do reserve in advance. Food was excellent, service very friendly albeit a bit slow, but nothing that would interfere with the great experience.

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Thank Tobias G
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Thanks to our travel agent who booked us a lunch reservation here, we got to enjoy this gem of a restaurant. We had the tasting menu which was phenomenal. Every wine paired perfectly with the food. The service was very formal. We were staying in Montepulciano so it was a drive to get there, but worth it. An experience we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Was staying just outside sienna for week in Tuscany. Trip to Banfi was long. Grounds were highly manicured but beautiful. Very much felt like it was taken from a Disney set. Overall good was great. Wife and I selected tasting menu. All items and wines were top notch. Would definitely recommend restaurant IF in area. Drive from sienna was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Great food. Good service. Maybe a little over the top. They dress your salad for you. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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Thank Gloria M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We visited Banfi during our yearly winetour. Started with a tasting in the winery before dinner. Arriving at the restaurant we where greated by name and in general the service during the evening was very good. We had both the Tuscany and the Classic menu, both very good and with the Wine parring. We enjoyed the visit at this great... More 

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Thank Olla2566
Vienna, Austria
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540 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have decided to visit the highest qualityshop of Castello Banfi & buy some wine and after shopping & tasting tour asked for reservation at the restaurant. Service manager came and everything was fixed until he saw our dog (small french bulldog) and said that we have to leave our dog in the car. We have decided to spend our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you want a dinner in Tuscany that is more formal than is typical this is a great place to do so - just arrive a little early to enjoy walking around the property it's so beautiful, classy and romantic

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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: +39 0577 877524

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 56 - 106
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Description

A classical Tuscan restaurant in the shade of our medieval castle of Poggio alleMura. Taverna Banfi, open for lunch, is positioned beneath the vaulted arches of the former barrel cellars of the castle where Brunello once rested in large oak casks.


In a very pleasant atmosphere, our menu offers the traditional dishes of Montalcino and Tuscany, enhanced by the freshness and authenticity of local ingredients.

To respect the calm of our guests, pets are not allowed.
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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