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“Glad we made a reservation!”
Review of Osteria del Conte

Osteria del Conte
Ranked #17 of 98 Restaurants in Montepulciano
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Montepulciano is a magic city which offers its visitors unforgettable memories. A steep, winding road will lead you to a medieval hill town with a wonderful view over the surrounding valley. L’Osteria del Conte is situated in one of the town centre’s main streets, near the renowned Sanctuary of San Biagio and ontepulciano’s Fortress. After several years of experience in enogastronomy and catering, Lorena together with her son, Paolo, decided to open this cosy little restaurant in Montepulciano, where you will have the possibility of tasting the genuine, delicious dishes offered by the Sienese cuisine.
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“Glad we made a reservation!”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We were walking around Montepulciano looking for a cosy and good restaurant when we bumped into this one. It was 7pm and not yet open but the waiters were preparing the tables so we asked if we could have a table at 7.30 and that was OK. So a bit later we returned - the terrace was almost full! Very cosy and we had a table. We had a 3 course dinner here and went for the bistecca fiorentina! Minimum quantity is 1kg, this didn't scare us. They showed us the raw meat which looked good. They grilled it and brought it to us - medium rare. We sent parts of the steak back and they came back more well done - still slightly pink: perfect! They grilled the steak in olive oil and thym - very very good! Great accompanied by a glass of Nobile de Montepulciano red wine. Steak Fiorentina is a must eat for meat lovers. As starter we also had Caprese - they served a very sweet kind of mozzarella with it. As desert we had the semifreddo croccante - not as good as I had it before. There was also a cream pie on the dessert menu, wish we ordered that. The must unforgettable memory of this place is the more than 70 people that had to be sent away because all tables were taken. The high demand for this restaurant also becomes clear by the high amount of Italian people who eat here. We loved our dinner here- sitting on the terrace is a must. Inside was not so cosy. This place is located in a street which comes out onto the Piazza Grande. If you plan to visit: make a reservation!!

  • Visited August 2014
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“Excellent local Tuscan restaurant”
Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We met some friends in the restaurant and enjoyed the wonderful Tuscan cuisine. Try some of the cheese and the Vino Nobile!

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NYC
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“Authentic Cuisine in a Country Setting”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

This charming family-run restaurant is located off the town square, on the side of the duomo. The interior resembles a country-side home. The menu is traditional regional Tuscan cuisine. Everything is fresh and well-prepared -- excellent in all aspects. Service is personal. The restaurant comes highly recommended by all. You will not go wrong on this one! Reservations highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2014
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Madrid, Spain
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“Good food, fair price in Montepulciano”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very nice waiters. The food was good, typical from the area. even the desserts were really good. Comparing to other restaurants in the area, definitely a good price cause this city is a bit expensive for what it is.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Absolutely worth the visit”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

The restaurant is located close to the Piazza Grande and will attract many tourists. However, also the locals will be having their lunch/dinner over there, which is, certainly in Italy, always a good sign.
Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. In addition, they speak English fluently.
Food quality is excellent. I had one of the best pasta dishes in my life (pasta with truffle).
Tip: reserve your table in the morning or make sure you are present when lunch time starts (12H30).

  • Visited July 2014
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