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E Lucevan le Stelle

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Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Piazza di San Francesco 5, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very relaxed, chilled place to eat and drink. The place was busy when we arrived so we had to wait for a table but the waiter and bar-tender were still attentive, friendly and helpful. Food was very tasty, well presented and good value. Wine was (obviously) lovely too!

1 Thank Gabrielle99
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here with my parents and sister and we had a great night, mainly thanks to Helena, our waitress. We were seated on the terrace and enjoyed the beautiful view that was offered to us from there. First some snacks, white wine (Pinot Grigio) and GT's (Hendricks Fever tree). Afterwards a lovely dinner with fresh-made pasta, flatbread and a... More 

1 Thank Duco V
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, nice terrace, great selection of vine and above all very friendly staff and good service. Great place to enjoy a stunning Tuscan sunset with a glass of Nobile.

Thank Jovana D
Kessel-Lo, Belgium
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Nice bistrot in the beautiful town of Montepulciano. We had lunch on the terrace, with a beautiful view of the surroundings. Excellent pasta and wine, for a reasonable price.

Thank J_AnOnHoliday2006
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful bar close to the plaza. A wine list to satisfy everybody. Serves various Brunello wines by the glass. Good, relaxed atmosphere with music. Great view from outside tables

Thank Roar B
Solihull, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This place is lovely. Great ambiance, lovely decor, huge choice of wine, good choice of craft gin, the most amazing views - we loved it. There is a nice but limited menu. We ate there one evening and the food was great - delicious ravioli and tortellini. But this is a true wine bar not a restaurant so do not... More 

1 Thank perrygeoff
Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We stopped here after driving all morning and having just made it to Montepulciano. We enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine from the area along with the cheese platter (with honey and onion chutney) and the Muzzelene pasta (meat filled dumplings with tomato sauce). Everything was really yummy and service could not have been better. The view is also... More 

Thank ramamir
Bilbao, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

I must have been very unlucky considering all the previous comments... just came in before lunch to relax and have a glass of wine (a nobile di montepulciano) so I can't comment on the food. I really liked the surroundings and the decoration but I expected more of this wine bar considering the wine (red) was way too cold. However,... More 

Thank Bilbotruska
Novato, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

A delightful place to have a glass of wine indoors or on their deck. Had dinner two nights here and had excellent meals both nights.

Thank ribeden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We were only in Montepulciano for half a day so used TripAdvisor to weed out what I didn't want. This fitted the bill - away from the main streets & square; on its own little square with a view. The service was very attentive. We were seated outside on request & quickly waited upon. My meal of cheese & walnut... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $28
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza di San Francesco 5, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montepulciano
  • Phone Number: 390578758725
Wine Bar & Bistro in the heart of the old town, it's located in Piazza San Francesco, famous for the stunning view on the valley and on San Biagio Church. "E lucevan le stelle" is open for lunch, apéritifs and dinner, offering a unique location in town for admiring the incredible sunsets on the valley. More than 200 labels of fine Italian wines are available by the bottle, together with a selection of about 20 wines served by the glass. Wide selection of whiskeys, rhum, gin and other spirits. Live jazz on season and temporary art exhibitions.

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