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“Not on the Mountain”
Review of Ristorante Il Covo

Ristorante Il Covo
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Ranked #27 of 101 Restaurants in Montepulciano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $59
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: "Il Covo".... the restaurant of traditions, the place where we maintain, conserve and reintroduce the recipes of my great-grand mother, the genuineness of the used products, the love for cooking, following to the ancient recipes to offer the real flavours of our family's cooking Eating at Covo means eating meals prepared with local ingredients, with fresh and seasonal vegetables. Our pasta is handmade, our dishes are made to order, to ensure freshness and genuineness. We add our phantasy, our creative touch to the tradition, creating faithful dishes to our recipes but with a touch of originality. The "Ristorante Il Covo" is: homemade pasta, fresh vegetables soups in according with the seasons, grilled T-bone steaks, thinly slice of grilled steak meat, filet steaks, which are barbecued..., and then, our tasty wild boar and our seafood recipes' selection which the chef propose with intense passion and great success. Finally our pizza, which is baked with a natural 24h-long rising, in order to become highly digestible, crisp and light. In fact Il Covo is a wine bar also, and offers a wide wineries brand's selections presents in our territory prosperous of excellences The "Ristorante Il Covo" is the haunt for people who know how to eat well and for everybody who wants to continue to do it with a glass of good wine in the hand.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not on the Mountain”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

If you are tired of either having to walk or drive up the mountain to eat dinner, Ristorant il Covo is within a few minutes walk from the San Biagio hotel. The food is excellent with a variety of wines being offered. You can order the traditional primi and secoond plates or just order a pizza. Be advised, the pizzas are much larger, but lighter in crust and toppings, than the traditional American pie. Limited English was spoken but they understood us.

Visited September 2013
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Rome, Italy
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Lovely resturant with friendly service and good food and wine. Quality, variety and economy.would recommend and will definitely return.

Visited August 2013
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Minnesota
2 reviews
“Our favorite restaurant in Montepulciano”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Il Covo surprises by the the friendliness of its staff and the quality of the food. The antipasti, primi piatti, which we mainly sampled, are wonderful. The restaurant caters to Italian families and to tourists alike. Having traveled much in Italy we find Il Covo to be one of the best restaurants we have ever had a meal at. The view of Montepulciano from the terrace is awe inspiring. We stayed at a nearby hotel and had most of our meals at Il Covo, simply because the food we had there was better than any we had at the other restaurants in Montepulciano.
The owner and his father are very friendly and accommodating, always giving good suggestions for main courses, wine and desserts.

  • Visited August 2013
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Delft, The Netherlands
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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“Good food for your money”
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Not highly priced, but in comparison very good quality. I surely recommend this restaurant if you do not want to spend too much, but do want to have a good, tasteful dinner.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Pretty average”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Had the fish specials - prawns, bream, mussels. Probably all a bit ambitious for a restaurant of modest ambitions nd the proximity to the main road was not ideal.

Visited August 2013
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