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“By far the best place in Montepulciano”
Review of Cittino

Cittino
Ranked #71 of 100 Restaurants in Montepulciano
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: It's listed on the Frommer website and a few others. Surprised not to find it here.
Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is a genuine, authentic place with incredible food and wine at very low prices. It isn't touristy, there isn't a long menu and the decor is simple. But you're much better off here than at a tourist trap. Try the pici (big thick chewy spaghetti, a local speciality) all'aglione (garlic tomato sauce).

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The food might be lovely at this place – there appears to be a kind old grandmother cooking it – but the dining room was so depressing (empty, harsh lighting and furnished like the 1940s) that – despite making reservations, we walked out before sitting down. Please update the décor/ambience at least a little!

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

This place has the best food...I own an Italian restaurant...she is an amazing cook.
Very affordable with great local wine.

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

This is the best place to go for authentic affordable Tuscan food in Montepulciano. Not a fancy restaurant -it is more like eating homemade authentic Italian food in the living room of a Tuscan family. The cook, Marcela, cooks you a meal as if she was cooking for her family. Amazing pork, veal dishes and the best pici in Tuscany. The server, Anita, is very friendly and attentive. You'll spend one half here for much better authentic food than other restaurants in town. I know as I was a student here in town for six week in Montepulciano. It doesn't get any better than Il Cittino,

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1  Thank Mary B
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

If you can do without the majestic views in this tourist trap and would like simple Italian cuisine with the locals, go to Cittino. It is a real family affair in what appears to be the family home. Mama produces good simple Italian fare - the Pici is outstanding, and inexpensive. 25 Euro for 2 primi piatti, a bottle of local wine and water and coffee.

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Thank Merebrook
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