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E Lucevan le Stelle

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$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, 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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

1 Thank Eat-Sleep-Walk
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here several times for end of day drinks. The Aperol Spritz were the best and good snacks. We didn't eat dinner here but next time. Friendly atmosphere with great service. The outside patio has an amazing view but it cooled off by end of day so we opted for the first table on the inside edge. Thanks for... More 

Thank Rose P
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic local venue serving interesting wines by the glass and simple and delicious dishes (including wonderful home-made pastas). Very nice décor and atmosphere.

1 Thank Alexander P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this place, liked the look and stayed for a drink. If you want to sit outside, get there early. Eager to please and good prices. Like the way they served nibbles with the drinks. Liked the elegant inside also, but we sat outside to enjoy

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Cudjoe Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here twice - once for dinner and once just for wine. Dinner surprised us - very reasonable and high quality meals. The view of the Tuscon valley/sunset is superb, and as you might guess, it gets mobbed at those times. Highly recommended

Thank shark4rae
Bornem, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

It is the at the highest point after climbing all Montepulciano that you will find this restaurant on a little square. With it's terrace and beautiful view you are in for a real treat! Inside it is tastefully decorated with enough space between the tables. We tried a degustation set of 3 different wines which turned into a 4rth one... More 

Thank David C
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The beautiful bistrot and wine bar also has a great terrace in a quiet piazza at the top of the town, but away from the crowds (Piazza San Francesco). It also happens to be the closest restaurant to where we are staying in town, lucky for us). We dined here on 2 occasions for a late-night dinner. The pasta is... 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
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
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
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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