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Via Voltaia Nel Corso 27/29, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
+39 0578 758615
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Antwerp, Belgium
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We went here to have coffee and cakes and were intrigued by the interior, looking like a 19th century Viennese coffee house. We ordered tea, coffee and two fruit juices. We also ordered lemon pie and were served apple pie (nice enough, though)?! As other reviewers have mentioned, the scenic views save the caffe from a below average score.

1 Thank Karin H
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is a lovely place, very beautiful and great views. However, the service is so terribly bad, it ruins your stay. They slammed our coffee on the table whilst talking to their colleagues, so rude! The coffee was also cold so we had to send it back. Waste of our money and good mood..

2 Thank FamilyNL
Phoenix, Arizona
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stopped by for coffee and dessert late one night after dinner. We sat at the table on the balcony, under a full moon... an enjoyable evening.

1 Thank CaribbeanGirl11
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Went there for coffee and cake only. The caffe is magnificently decorated in Art Nouveau style dinner so well that you might be sitting at one of the better cafes of Vienna or Prague. Views from the balconies are superb but seating is limited there. I thought that the service was great, prompt and attentive and meticulous to detail, for... More 

1 Thank Bob S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Unfortunately we were hungry and tired and lured by the panoramic views, our hearts got better of us and we decided to have lunch there. Bad decision for the following reasons: 1. The couple who arrived and ordered later than us received their starters first. 2. We were served our pasta dishes first even though we ordered starters. We sent... More 

2 Thank emilyhwp
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Classic Italian ripoff. Sit down at a table, order 2 cappuccinos (average should be ~1.3 EUR each) and get slapped in the face with a 7 EUR bill. Yes the view and the atmosphere are nice, but this is just another demonstration of Italian's approach to business: as soon the opportunity presents itself let's screw them as hard as we... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had breakfast here on a Sunday morning (and we have eaten lunch here on an earlier trip). The views from the back of the restaurant are lovely, and the establishment itself is very nice. However, the wait staff is snobby, and they act as if they would prefer you NOT be there. My recommendation is to place your order... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

A glorious setting looking out from a terrace over stunning Tuscan hills and valleys. With time on my hands I was delighted not to be rushed along by over attentive waiters. Fantastic wine and decent Panatellera (?) followed by a delicious tiramisu. Charming olde worlde building and a chance to relax.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

My plate of pici pasta with tomato sauce was bland. My friend had a different pici which was too rich. The people at the next table had the same experience and really slow service. Saving this was the great view. Sitting on the downstairs terrace where you feel like you are sitting outside of the city walls looking out is... More 

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Hillerod, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch on the balcony below the cafe, despite only half the tables was occupied it took them a good 15 minutes to attend to us. When the drinks arrived the wine was wrong red instead of the white wines ordered. The food was average at least one of the pasta dishes was lukewarm. Don't go here to eat,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $43
Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Voltaia Nel Corso 27/29, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montepulciano
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 758615
Caffè Poliziano Historical Place of Italy.This spacious and elegant Caffè in the historical centre of Montepulciano is a fine example of Art Nouveau design. For generations visitors and local residents have been able to enjoi a glorious view of of the Valdichiana from the balcony. Distinguished guests have included Carducci, Pirandello, Prezzolini, Malaparte, Mario del Monaco, Giulietta Masina,Ornella Muti,, Mario monicelli, Marina Doria di Savoia, Enrico Rava, Mauro Bolognini, Giorgio Battistelli, Licia Colò.... In 1992 the Caffè was lovingly restored to its former glory. Federico Fellini, who visited the "Poliziano" soon after, considered the atmosphere and style to be worthy of a great Central European city such as Vienna or Prague.

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