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Ristorante Il Covo

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Strada Per Chianciano 1/3 | 100 m far from the crossroads of San Biagio, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
+39 0578 757228
Fri - Wed 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

I cannot recognise the place described in other reviews. The place looked more like a highway stop joint or a canteen, no charm or cosyness of any kind. The food was eatable, but boring and plain. Not a single dish left a memorable or positive impression. The only surprise was the large amount of people.. Which also meant that it... More 

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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2011

We just had pizza but it was some of the best we'd had in Tuscany. The wine selection is also very good as they also have a wine store. If you are staying outside of Montepulciano and don't want to deal with the hillside "Corso" at night, this is a very convenient location just outside Montepulciano, with excellent views back... More 

Thank Flojohn
Ulladulla, NSW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2011

Il Covo was a pleasant surprise for us. We had been to some restaurants in the village of Montepulciano and enjoyed the atmosphere of the old town and cobblestone streets, so having something with wide sweeping views of this village on the hill and surrounds was a treat. Then there's the food. All great. I mainly had calizonne (like folded... More 

Thank GoCAT591
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

We have been here several times and have never been disappointed, except that one time tried to go there on a Thusday, then they are closed... They have great pizzas, but they also know how to prepare a nice piece of meat on the grill. And as a sidedish I recommend the sformatos. Also order only one antipasto for two... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2011

Been to Il Covo several times when we have visited Montepulciano. Have had full meals and Pizza. All of which have been good. Weather never cooperated for terrace dinning and the dinning room is brightly lit. Not fine dinning but good honest food with a great wine list! Will be back!!!!!

1 Thank JohnASeattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

We went to this retaurant twice and enjoyed the friendly service and the beautiful views of Montepulciano in the near distance. The food was made with fresh ingredients and offered a good range of traditional Italian dishes. It offers very good value for money. The mozzarella di Buffalo on the Pizza Lucifero was wonderful!

2 Thank TCJPM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2011

How nice to go back to Montepulciano and eat in my favorite restaurant Il Covo again. I've been there with some english friends and we all had a really good time. The owners and staff have been very welcoming, as usual, it was a warm evening so we had dinner al fresco in the terrace, very pleasant atmosphere. We had... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2011

Four of us visited last week, nice view from the terrace but the food was very poor. Should have left when the orders were taken by the Owner wearing old paint splattered jeans. Much better places to it in Montepulciano

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $54
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strada Per Chianciano 1/3 | 100 m far from the crossroads of San Biagio, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montepulciano
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 757228
"Il Covo".... the restaurant of traditions, the place where we maintain, conserve and reintroduce the recipes of my great-grand mother, the genuineness of the used products, the love for cooking, following to the ancient recipes to offer the real flavours of our family's cooking Eating at Covo means eating meals prepared with local ingredients, with fresh and seasonal vegetables. Our pasta is handmade, our dishes are made to order, to ensure freshness and genuineness. We add our phantasy, our creative touch to the tradition, creating faithful dishes to our recipes but with a touch of originality. The "Ristorante Il Covo" is: homemade pasta, fresh vegetables soups in according with the seasons, grilled T-bone steaks, thinly slice of grilled steak meat, filet steaks, which are barbecued..., and then, our tasty wild boar and our seafood recipes' selection which the chef propose with intense passion and great success. Finally our pizza, which is baked with a natural 24h-long rising, in order to become highly digestible, crisp and light. In fact Il Covo is a wine bar also, and offers a wide wineries brand's selections presents in our territory prosperous of excellences The "Ristorante Il Covo" is the haunt for people who know how to eat well and for everybody who wants to continue to do it with a glass of good wine in the hand.

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