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Castello Banfi La Taverna

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Castello di Poggio alle Mura | Poggio Alle Mura, 53024 Poggio alle Mura, Montalcino, Italy
+39 0577 877524
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is incredible ! We had the chefs menu with 5 plates whereas each one of them comes with a wine that matches exactly with the food! Price was fare considering that we also had the wine included ! One of the best desert we have tried in Italy! Service was also very very good!

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Thank igoraramuni
Juan M, Direttore at Castello Banfi La Taverna, responded to this review

Dear Igoraramuni, thanks a lot for such a great review in our restaurant La Taverna. We appreciate you took the time to describe your experience at Castello Banfi and hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again in a nearby future. Best regards, Juan Miquel Hospitality Director More 

Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat outside on patio if possible! It is amazing at lunch or dinner! Wine is superb! Staff are fantastic.

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Thank Lindberg32
Juan M, Direttore at Castello Banfi La Taverna, responded to this review

Dear Lindberg32, thanks so much for taking the time to writte your comments about our restaurant La Taverna. We are all glad we exceed your expectations and hope you will visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Juan Miquel Hospitality Director More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful dining experience. The restaurant is situated on the property right inside part of the castle and is just beautiful inside. They have a super cool underground wine cellar that seems to have bottles of wine hundreds of years old and more. You can view the cellar from inside the restaurant. The service was amazing and extremely sophisticated... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the tasting and wine pairing menu which was incredible but the portions are large for a tasting menu so don't be lured into eating bread before you start. The Black Truffle Risotto was to die for.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here 3 times and all 3 times it was impeccable (even with big tour groups with set menus visiting). Food is excellent. We stayed at the hotel and this is such a charming and wonderful place. We would recommend to anyone and will come back. Love Banfi!

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Upscale restaurant located at Castello Banfi. Menu is a little limited, but fabulous food. You can choose to do a wine tasting with your lunch. Perfect to do before their wine tour, which starts at 3pm (separate from the restaurant). Great customer service.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

So Banfi is the family and vineyard that started the whole Brunello di Montalcino revolution. Dining here for lunch was like dining in any 5 star restaurant in a city. The menu was created using the most freshest and local ingredients and everything was served with class. We have dietary restrictions and 95% of the menu has shellfish, pork in... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The story of Castello Banfi is very interesting and enterprising, but the purpose of this review is food. We went to the Castello for a tour of the winery, lunch with wine pairing, and after a wine tasting, yes. The food was upscale Tuscan taverna food with fresh ingredients and excellent service. It was good and fun, with the wine... More 

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We had a wonderful tour of this huge winery then an excellent 4 course meal in their restaurant. Lovely wine pairings with each course. After, we were invited for a tasting. We were amazed at the generous pours at the tasting- nothing like the quick wrist flick in Napa!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Very luxurious and beautiful setting. It was very expensive but worth the money. The food was quite good and the service was impeccable. We prefer less elaborate and more informal places.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$56 - $107
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello di Poggio alle Mura | Poggio Alle Mura, 53024 Poggio alle Mura, Montalcino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montalcino  >  Poggio alle Mura
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 877524
Description
A classical Tuscan restaurant in the shade of our medieval castle of Poggio alleMura. Taverna Banfi, open for lunch, is positioned beneath the vaulted arches of the former barrel cellars of the castle where Brunello once rested in large oak casks.


In a very pleasant atmosphere, our menu offers the traditional dishes of Montalcino and Tuscany, enhanced by the freshness and authenticity of local ingredients.

To respect the calm of our guests, pets are not allowed.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?