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E Lucevan le Stelle

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$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Pub
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Piazza di San Francesco 5, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
+39 0578 758725
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed three nights in Montepulciano and E Lucevan le Stelle was the nearest bar and restaurant to out apartment. We loved visiting the bar to mix with the locals and share the good food and great wine the place offered. The menu was simple but classic Italian in style. The wine was fantastic. All good value.

Thank Marcoappraisal
Richland, Washington
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For several years, we have stopped by this location for meals. We have never had a miss and highly recommend. Very good menu and great wine selection. Ask for advice and you will not go wrong. Tuscan Bean soup is very good! Make sure you get in early. Not sure about high season wait times as we have been there... More 

Thank tj20travel
Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Very helpful staff that really know their wines, great selection and not overpriced. The light bites are tasty and the atmosphere is superb. One not to miss

Thank AlWhite123
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

We stayed at La Locanda and ate at this restaurant a couple of times. The food is amazing. The Valdipiatta wine is fantastic (we shipped a couple cases back to the US). The deck outside overlooks the beautiful tuscany countryside. The sunsets on the deck are beyond words. We loved this place. I can't wait to visit La Locanda and... More 

Thank Cmgilly
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We enjoyed an aperitivo, some amazing wine (despite the region being predominantly red wine country, the house white is very special) and a glorious sunset over the tuscan hills.

Thank Neil W
Trabuco Canyon, California, Usa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Visited at least a dozen times. Lots of locals as well as tourists. Typical Italian attentive service from Lucca. Great sprints and appetizers - very relaxing patio to side and read or write. All that with very reasonable prices. The sunset view across the valley in the evening is great.

Thank LindsayOC
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic evening (food, music, view, people, service, everything!) at e lucevan le stelle wine bar and bistro, Montepulciano, Italy. Great place to relax, talk with the friendly locals, listen to cool vibes of live jazz music in a cozy stylish setting, dine on delicious fresh Tuscan food...pictured here is Luca & his basket of fresh porcini mushrooms just picked from... More 

Thank Mary B
Caldwell, New Jersey
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We had drinks several times at E Lucevan le Stelle and dinner once. The Food, wine, atmosphere, and service were outstanding.

Thank Jeff D
Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

I had two lunches at this wine bar/ bistrot , whilst staying in Sant' Albino. Both times I was served by Kristian. I ate both outside (lovely view) and inside (in a very relaxed atmosphere). The food was excellent, the Sardinian wine, delicious, and the service, superb. The owner and her staff were very helpful, and it was an outstanding... More 

Thank Rob H
United States
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653 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We were here is early August. The AC functioned but did not cool things down much. The salads were OK. As vegetarians, we could not order the flatbread as there was lard in the base. The one meat eater said the flatbread was OK too. There are good views from the terrace.

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ELLSTuscany, Proprietario at E Lucevan le Stelle, responded to this review

Dear Eat-Sleep-Walk, Thank you for your time in writing, two month after your experience, a review about our Air-Conditioning system. We are glad that you read what we wrote in the menu about the Piadina Romagnola ("flat bread") not suitable for vegetarian, and, as vegetarian, you did not order it. Sorry you found our salad just OK, and thanks for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $27
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, 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: +39 0578 758725
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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