We arrived to Montalcino for our 1-day-trip around lunch time, we checked the fortress and headed for lunch. This place was very close to bus station and looked nice, non-tourist, and they had terrace, so we went in.
Long story short - good food for reasonable price, non-tourist location, nice outdoor seating. The service was very slow but I believe we arrvied at bad time / bad day (cca 13:00) - there was nobody, it looked like they were not even open and that we interrupted family lunch (the whole family was dining just next table from us). And that was the very interesting part - countryside, family, slow-moving-time atmosphere (slower than in Inception :-))
We had primi, wine de la casa and dessert.
Primi - 1. pici with pepper and pecorino cheese (very good but not great) and 2. gnocchi with sauce from famous Montalcino wine Brunello - this must be definitely their local speciality, it was great. Primi prices are around 8-9 EUR.
Wine de la casa 8 EUR / 0.5l (super wine); water 2 EUR / 1l; espresso 1.5 EUR. There is service fee (coperto) 2 EUR per person.
Desserts - chocolate foam and panna cotta, 5 EUR each. The desserts weren't anyhow special, not even very good you might say, thats probably the main reason why the overall result is only very good, otherwise could have been excellent.
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