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Ristorante Fonte alla Vena

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$25 - $81
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian
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Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Situated alongside the road that leads to the picturesque historic centre, this restaurant with simply furnished, informal dining rooms serves excellen...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
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All reviews pasta panna cotta bread san quirico lovely atmosphere delicious food professional staff old town wine list service was excellent luciano cheese montepulciano vegetarian
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Reviewed June 3, 2022 via mobile

This was the top surprise on our annual Montepulciano visit. Tuscan with a twist. The pasta of the day was a show stopper and the Sweet Breads done in a very creative fashion. The later was so good we ordered a second one. The owner...and entire staff (shout out to Guilia) were friendly and helpful. This is now on our must visit list for next year. Also had the best appropriate music. Must reserve.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed September 10, 2021 via mobile

Excellent place, food was extremely delicious and service was perfect. It is located very close to the old town on a quiet romantic setting with a nice terrace. The owner and waitress were both very kind and attentive. And the dessert was great as well....10/10More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed May 24, 2022 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner, we are vegetarians and we managed to get a very tasty meal and of course very good wine! Staff was really attentive and professional. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022 via mobile

One of the best dinners we’ve had in Italy! Simple, elegant, but cozy setting right outside San Quirico old city. Delicious lamb, really knockout pasta and this incredible cream dessert (not quite panna cotta) with toffee topping and shaved, bitter chocolate. I’m still dreaming about...it! Friendly, younger, professional staff. A treasure and a pleasure. Just go!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2022

Fonte alla Vena is very accessible, right next to the San Quirico turn-off from the SR2 main road, but if you're concentrating on the traffic, also very easy to drive straight past! And it's definitely worth the effort to stop, with good food, and very...friendly and knowledgeable staff. I had Tuscan onion soup ('cucina povere' style, with lots of bread mushed in), followed by deer stew with sweet wine. Even the veggie options sounded so interesting, my carnivore wife chose them (thistle flan with ricotta and onion cream, followed by pasta with blue goat's cheese, saffron and walnut). A good wine list (especially local, naturally!), and the prices were very reasonable for the level of quality. We look forward to a return visit!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

Food is phenomenal, but their service really sets them apart. Luciano went way out of his way to make our experience special. And then Federico was fantastic: extremely personable, professional, and knowledgeable. We also found the value to be excellent here - food is fairly...priced and we perceived their mark-up on alcohol to be extremely low. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 6, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food! Friendly and efficient service by Federico. We definitely come back next time in San Quirico d’Orcia.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 12, 2022

We were so happy to find Fonte alla Vena. It is a little outside the walls of San Quirico but worth the walk. The service was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The food was surprising in a good way. A stand out was the cacio pepe...with cocoa. Sounds weird, tastes great. Fun wine list and after dinner drinks. Contemporary, romantic room. This town could use more places like this!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 3, 2022 via mobile

We had two meals here in December — a lunch and a dinner. The service was excellent and the food truly delicious. Simple, traditional Tuscan food executed really well, with quality ingredients. We can’t wait to go back.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 12, 2021 via mobile

Everything was super delicious! The veal liver and the T bone Fiorentine were amazing! lThis place has a lovely atmosphere!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2021 via mobile

Amazing place and food. The home-made pasta is excellent. Nice hosts, nice place. Also has parking place. Great place.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2021 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff, delicious food and nice local wines. All the waiter recommended was really tasty and fine.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 10, 2021 via mobile

The restaurant is a bid outside the historic center, a few minutes by foot. This makes it very quiet and romantic. The food is amazing, the staff very nice and the prices reasonable.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 28, 2021 via mobile

An amazing restaurant. The best food we had for a long time. We tried different meat cuts, all delicious. It has also a nice dining area inside.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed October 20, 2020

We had a good dinner here. To start we were a bit startled to be instructed to download the menu via a QR-code. When we said that we preferred to be off-line for dinner, we readily received old fashioned menus. We both had meat dishes,...which were well prepared and tasty. The wine list is interesting and has some reasonably priced wines, amongst more expensive ones. We enjoyed our meal here and would recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Yes we are open on Monday June 6 a we do accept reservations. You can easy book on our web site!
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Ristorante Fonte alla Vena is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4