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“The best of the best in Montepulciano”

Ristorante Degli Archi
Ranked #22 of 98 Restaurants in Montepulciano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $56
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The best of the best in Montepulciano”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is probably the best overall dining experience you can find in Montepulciano. The quality of the ingredients, the presentation, the service and most of all the taste is unbelievable, You will also meet Pier the owner and if you ask him he will sign a song with is tenor voice,and its great,

  • Visited September 2013
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Panoramic views and full of character”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

We dined with the stars or the many characters that have eaten here. Delightful owner and staff who personally introduced themselves and made us welcome. Menu is a bit difficult to understand however plenty of choices and Tuscan options. Service was very good. The menu for Bambinas is quite large and consists of three courses which was too much for our 4 yo. I had a nice Tuscan local soup and wild boar which was very nice. The views and the fit out of the restaurant as to decor meant a pleasurable evening was had. Gracie.

Visited September 2013
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Auckland
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Stumbled across this restaurant last evening with hubby and Miss Four last night and we loved it. Fantastic old photographs of movie stars i.e Sophia Loren and also ones who have obviously eaten here recently (Twilight actor whose name escapes me). The owner is very gregarious and stops by to have a chat. The meal arrived quickly and was good - porcini risotto, wild boar and Tuscan speciality soup.

Miss Four was in a bit of a mood but the staff worked really hard to bring her round with little treats and a lovely ice cream sundae for dessert. Big tick from us for their efforts!

Also, wonderful old style music playing and lots to look at throughout the restaurant with gorgeous place-settings at every table.

Visited September 2013
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Thank DCBAuckland
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice food in an interesting setting”
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We ended up eating here twice as we really enjoyed the food and saw so many great options on our first visit there that we thought it would be worth going back. As some of the other reviews suggest, the owner is somewhat over the top for my taste. Some of the other tourists were absolutely lapping up his performance so am guessing it worked for others! We had lovely dishes on both evenings and chose to sit inside once and outside once. Outside was nicer as when it is full inside you can hear all of the other conversations going on. Service was prompt and the truffle dishes just superb.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank OzCindy
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Forcalquier, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“All the world is a stage, and people are merely players”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is a Shakespeare quote. I do not mean to be obnoxious. However, to me, this place is as much representative of Italian gastronomy than Comedia del’Arte is representative of everyday Italian people. The pasteboard decor is theatrically Italian. The owner plays the classic cheerful Italian restaurant owner, on the too much side, speaking loud, singing opera, exposing people on honeymoon, womanizing a bit with young ladies… And you end up playing the role of “The Jolly Customer”, smiling while you eat the crap that has been served to you. Pasta “Etruscan style” had no taste. The boar stew wasn’t cooked long enough and the sauce was like water. The lamb was bland. Pizza was too thick..
However, it seems that some people find in this place what they were expecting after a 4000 miles flight. So, it must be only me…

  • Visited August 2013
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