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Taverna del Grappolo Blu

Scale di Via Moglio, 1, Montalcino, Italy
0577-847150
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Ranked #18 of 56 restaurants in Montalcino
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I read other reviews and have to say that I agree that the food was excellent and the wine list extensive. We could walk to this restaurant from Hotel dei Capitani. It is down a stair way tucked into the side of a building. We ate late one day and early another. We have to say that after a later... More

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Walking in, we immediately realized we might be the only tourists in the establishment. That was more our problem than anybody else. Our host was very gracious, made dinner and wine suggestions that were excellent. We enjoyed the meal and atmosphere so much, I think we were the last to leave. On my next visit to this beautiful area, I... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The food is excellent and the prices reasonable. The owner is very opinionated on what you should eat and why. It was fun bantering with him. The local pinca pasta was great.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by the proprietor of a B & B where we stayed in Montalcino. We were impressed with every aspect of the restaurant and food. We enjoyed everything especially the boar; and pici with breadcrumbs that I had never had before and now order anywhere I can. I will be in Tuscany again this September... More

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Pickerington, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

When getting ready to write this review, I was stunned it was #17! This is an excellent restaurant with food that is wonderful! I suggest trying their hand rolled-homemade pasta as well as the funghi pasta. Both are exceptional. Beware that it will take time to peruse the wine list. I have never seen such an extensive list (binder)!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I have visited Montalcino for almost as many years as Grappolo Blu has been open. At one time or another I have objectively, tried and eaten in just about all the restaurants in town... However, after more than 20 years... Grappolo Blu remains the best in Montalcino and my favorite restaurant. Excellent food. From the deceptively simple antipasti to the... More

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Westwood Los Angeles County, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

A few friends recommended we eat here on our one day trip to Montalcino. SO happy we did. The pasta is incredibly simple-- just a few fresh ingredients and your mouth is in heaven. No surprise that the wine list is fantastic-- some great half bottle choices too so you can continue sipping the famous Brunellos throughout the day. After... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

... at Taverna del Grappolo Blu was the highlight of a day trip to Montalcino and a welcome deligh that we hope to experience again. Freshly made pastas, the best bruschetta we had during our entire trip, and then there's the wine list ... thick as a good book and packed with Brunellos of every stripe. Attentive and friendly service... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I always go here at least once on my annual trip to Italy and I have never been disappointed. Honest rustic Italian food using superb ingredients. Charming family run restaurant. Well worth a visit.

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Riverside, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We decided to have lunch at Grappolo Blu (located in a small side street) after touring the historic center of Montalcino, where the ambiance inside was perfect, small trattoria, with great food, friendly service and amazing wine of course! We had a sampling of cold cuts and cheese, rabbit stew with polenta, pasta with wild boar ragu and dessert with... More

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