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“Was there a replacement staff the night we were there?”
Review of La Pentolaccia

La Pentolaccia
Ranked #15 of 98 Restaurants in Montepulciano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $39
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Was there a replacement staff the night we were there?”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Everyone raves about this place, and our hotel's proprietor (who we loved, and didn't otherwise steer us wrong) recommended it. But it was perhaps the only bad meal we had in 12 days in Italy. The place specializes in seafood, and you should stick with that. The plates I saw others eating looked great, and the guy at the table next to us had a whole grilled fish that made my mouth water. But I had the tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms, which others here have raved about, and found it about as good as something I'd expect on an airplane. Tasteless and overcooked. My wife had the chicken, which was worse, if that's even possible. We found the service slow and inattentive as well, but that might just be because we couldn't wait to get out.

  • Visited December 2013
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Chicken escalope with white truffles”
Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

We were doing a stroll in the town and chance upon this. Had a good time and food was good, especially the chicken with white truffles. They have a small kitchen, so may take a bit of time for food preparation. In the meantime, do the cold cuts with wild boar sausages... worth it.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Restaurant of love”
Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

We walked into this place to smiling faces and the entire crew fawning over a year old little boy. Teaching him colors and shapes. The love in the air was palpable. 17 days without my kids and I loved what I saw. The food was amazing. The service perfect. This is a small family restaurant worth it's weight in gold.

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful service, ambience and food!”
Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

We ate here 3 nights and one night they kindly made us a big pot of ribollita soup for the 5 of us so that we could eat in our apartment. Christiana is a warm, friendly, charming and efficient host and she was a huge part of our returning to eat there whenever we could. The other reason was the food, which was fresh, interesting and just delicious. We sampled many of their dishes over the 3 nights and they were all very tasty. Our favourites were the zucchini salad, the patate and prosciutto tart, a salad with tomatoes, olives, pecorino and caper flowers, the linguini farro with vegetables, the various pici dishes, the chicken escalopes with truffle and butter sauce and the deserts were all fantastic. We cannot speak highly enough of this restaurant and would definitely return here when next we are in Montepulciano. Grazie Mille!

Visited November 2013
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Warsaw, Poland
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23 reviews
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“Pentolaccia - heaven in the mouth”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Pentolaccia - as always... heaven in the mouth... Food was fantastic... we made reservations as it is dificult to find a free table... The same nice lady and as always polite and courteous... Thank you very much to be again in Pentolaccia... and to see you next year if God wills... The restaurant was recommended to us by the charming ladies from Il Greppo Enoteca on El Corso....

  • Visited September 2013
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