Osteria La Porta

Osteria La Porta

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Hours
Sun
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mon
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tue
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thu
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sat
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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About
The tavern is located in proximity of the entrance door of Monticchiello, a nice medieval village near Pienza. With its few places (it is better to reserve), it proposes an elegant room, furnished with taste in typical tuscan style, it is comfortable and familiar. During the beautiful season it is possible to eat in the terrace, enjoying a wonderful sight on Pienza, the Val d'Orcia and the Amiata. The structure, in proximity of the principal access to the village, has been completely restructured from the owner with taste and scrupulous care of the details.
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,229 reviews
Excellent
1,460
Very good
514
Average
168
Poor
44
Terrible
43
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

jkgayley
Arroyo Grande184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
There are several noteworthy restaurants inside the walls of the hill town Monticchiello; La Porta is one of them. They have a great location, overlooking the Val D'orcia, and (when the weather is good) outdoor seating which takes full advantage of their views. The indoor seating also is cozy Tuscan, making full use of their unique space right inside the old castle gateway. The menu is an intriguing melange of dishes anchored in traditional Tuscan cuisine, but with updates and variations. The food was delicious. They have a great wine list that focuses heavily (but by no means exclusively) on Montepulciano, Montalcino and val D'orcia producers. Their wait staff is very friendly and attentive, and extremely knowledgeable about local production (and the wines). I'd give this place a try if you're staying in/around Monticchiello or Pienza. It's worth your while. Reservations highly recommended. In the 5 years since we were last in Monticchiello, the town has clearly been "discovered", and so the restaurant scene is busy, especially on weekends.
Written June 20, 2022
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bob_architect
London62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
Moreno is an exceptional chef who has a range of classic Tuscan dishes and is inventive and creative with new experiences. We enjoyed the spectacular view of the Val d’Orcia as the sunset from the single table above the historic gateway. Absolute magic, matched only by the exceptional skills of Moreno, who served us as the kitchen is at the top of the building. Memorable dishes and fine wines.
Written August 8, 2020
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WALD-WALD
Bucharest189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
The view of Val d'Orcia and the Tuscan sunset, fully compensates and covers the lack of inspiration of the kitchen brigade leader. They almost left us the impression that either the kitchen is too small or inappropriate, or they lack the professional equipment, or they don't have a Chef in the kitchen brigade. In general, I avoid to use the word Chef because this appellation means immense sacrifices, dedication and passion for the profession, which we unfortunately did not meet in their dishes. However, I recommend everyone to go because we had an absolutely wonderful evening in which the front of house staff was absolutely wonderful and bright, an example of authentic hospitality. The selection of wines as expected in southern Tuscany includes labels from exceptional producers of Montalcino area. Despite all the minuses mentioned, I think Osteria La Porta it's worth 5/5 points, thinking that most likely their problems in the kitchen may be due to the COVID-19 pandemic that affected all of us. I end with the thought that we will return with pleasure whenever we have the opportunity to see the most beautiful sunset in Val d'Orcia. Thank you and please do not give up the hospitality industry. Thank you to those who make our holidays and daily life more beautiful, thank you to those who too often forget to thank you as it should be.
Written October 21, 2021
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HalfCircleT
Vancouver132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 couples
Favorite restaurant within Pienza area. Dinners were fully booked so we took lunch reservations two days in a row and were not disappointed. The quality of food and service is above most. Andrea takes great care with his patrons. Book reservations in advance. Great wine selection and local beer from San Q. Both dining experiences were superb. We had bruchetta, beef check, pork loin, tortellini and tagliatelle with meat sauce. Would recommend all.
Written May 14, 2022
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Juliane
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 friends
We have booked this place way in advance to enjoy the last evening of our holidays in pretty Montichiello. After a week plenty of best experiences in food & wine we finished unfortunately not happy at La Porta. Food was average, service too rushed, recommendations of the day not listed in the menu but totally exaggerated regarding price. Unfortunately not exactly tourists friendly… looking for fast money and the excuse of the day “we don’t speak English”. Such a pity for this lovely place Monticchiello and its polite people. Not recommended!!!
Written October 16, 2022
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Alberto
Dear customer, We are sorry that your experience from the moment of the bill onwards has become so unpleasant, as up to that point you were satisfied. Within our staff we have guys who can speak multiple languages ​​in addition to English, but not the Swiss language that you used at certain times to contact us so as not to make you understand. In spite of everything, we gave her a discount on the wine even if no Take-Away had been made because you were expecting it for unclear reasons. A greeting Osteria la Porta
Written October 17, 2022
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Kristof VR
Zedelgem48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
We were enchanted by the culinary delights of the chef of Osteria La Porta in Monticchiello, a pretty medieval village near Pienza and Montepulciano. One of the few terraces where you can enjoy wonderful jazz music and at the same time you can feast your eyes with the beautiful view. Aaaamazing!! I have to admit I almost took their wine list with me. I could put it in a frame on the wall 🙌 The food is delicious, the service impeccable and friendly. And the best part… they are open every day. Enjoy your stay in this gem of Val d’Orcia.
Written July 21, 2022
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daz
Rochdale17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 couples
Booked this Osteria months ago on the back of some research…. So glad we did, everyone wanted to sit on the terrace to take in the stunning views! But what’s a view without great food to back it up! So happy to say it did’t disappoint! Both starters were lovely, for mains I had the tortellini with truffle cream 10/10, my wife had sirloin steak which came with a rocket tomato and Parmesan salad, cooked perfectly, and tasted stunning! All washed down the a local Nobile do Montepulciano DOCG, so smooth and served at a perfect temperature. Also had 1 beer, 2 bottles of water and lovely coffees to finish. All in it can to about €120…. Worth every penny, service was exceptional, very helpful and informative.
Written September 10, 2022
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Steve M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 family
We were so glad we made reservations here - they had to turn away so many guests who wanted to eat there. The service was fantastic; very attentive. And, most importantly, the food was excellent - both in presentation and flavor. We split a number of dishes and all were amazing. We had the best gluten free pasta and bread; wish that we had the same in Usa. Only regret was that I forget to leave a tip to the excellent staff...next time.
Written September 23, 2023
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gjim195
San Jose122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 couples
We did not have a meal here. We had a spritzer and snacks prior to going to another restaurant. The view while having a drink here is just awesome. This restaurant was also owned at one time by another we met and she did say meals are excellent. You will love the view if you can snag a table by the edge.
Written June 17, 2021
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Adventurer657336
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
We arrive at 13:45 recomended for the property of a hotel in Montalcino. The restaurant was almost empty but they didnt want to give us the the lunch, she said “ it was full” as the same time we was seeing a few of emty tables. They choose the guests according with subjetive criteria. Highly not recomended.
Written July 26, 2022
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moncoer
Peterborough528 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 couples
We had dinner as 2 couples in this restaurant located in a lovely small Italian hilltop town. Overall we were happy enough with the meal and experience though definitely some misses as well as hits. The crispy nest panzanella appetizer was truly bland and uninspiring. The beef cheeks as a main were incredible and the best dish we had. The pici pasta was good but not wonderful. Extensive pricey wine list. Excellent service. Glad we went but would not return
Written September 22, 2022
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tshyde
Bremerton83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 couples
We have been eating in Tuscany for two weeks and Osteria La Porta was the best so far for many reasons. First, the view from the restaurant is truly breathtaking. In addition the food was excellent. Beautifully presented and well prepared. Service was also perfect. Servers were attentive and fun. We received a complimentary glass of Prosecco and an amuse bouche before our meal. Finally, prices were reasonable for what we received. Only problem is that it is a small and popular restaurant and it is hard to get a reservation. If you are going to be in the area, plan ahead and book a table.
Written May 27, 2022
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AlvaroC_reaper
San Pedro Sula212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
While doing a recent road trip in Tuscany with my DW, we had dinner at this great restaurant in the small, yet beautiful town of Monticello. The Hotel Manager from Il miraggio, highly recommended this place, away from the bustling, touristy spots of Montepulciano. It was spot on!! Located just at the entrance of Monticello, this small, but neatly arranged restaurant has top quality food and a really good Wine carte. We had a Fiorentine Bistecca, which was I think, the best in our trip, paired with a Vino Nobile that we were suggested. We finished off with a house tiramisu, which to honest, am still savoring… Service was fairly quick and food great. So, if you have yo come upon Montepulciano, drive to this town just to eat at this great restaurant!
Written November 3, 2022
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Luminita R
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Little jewellery - both restaurant and the Monticchiello village. Good food with a selection of 600 wine labels available. Best ricotta flan ever had. Great staff, the sommelier has a solid knowledge not only on Tuscan wines but as well he knows to compare with world wines. Stunning location as well.
Written May 11, 2024
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Stefan R.
Nuremberg106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
As our appartment was in town and our host recommended that restaurant, we went there for dinner. The food and taste were amazing! Service staff also know, how to take care for the guest. Recommendations for wine were perfect.
Written October 9, 2021
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