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Review of Caffe Poliziano

Caffe Poliziano
Ranked #26 of 100 Restaurants in Montepulciano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $43
Cuisines: Italian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Caffè Poliziano Historical Place of Italy.This spacious and elegant Caffè in the historical centre of Montepulciano is a fine example of Art Nouveau design. For generations visitors and local residents have been able to enjoi a glorious view of of the Valdichiana from the balcony. Distinguished guests have included Carducci, Pirandello, Prezzolini, Malaparte, Mario del Monaco, Giulietta Masina,Ornella Muti,, Mario monicelli, Marina Doria di Savoia, Enrico Rava, Mauro Bolognini, Giorgio Battistelli, Licia Colò.... In 1992 the Caffè was lovingly restored to its former glory. Federico Fellini, who visited the "Poliziano" soon after, considered the atmosphere and style to be worthy of a great Central European city such as Vienna or Prague.
Reviewed November 10, 2012

The atmosphere is just delightful, beautifully restored in the Belle Epoque/Art Deco style, A beautiful View Across the Val Chiana from the 2 tiny Balconies, they have minimal seating but the appointments in side are just beautiful so don't be disappointed if you miss out on a balcony table. Staff are great some have been there for a long time, & take pride in their work,esp Michaela. The dolce are good & change daily, they also have a large range of teas, is welcome sometimes.

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Reviewed October 13, 2012

This caffe has a real potential to be one of the best caffes in Tuscany. Yet they miss this opportunity by neglecting this lovely stylish place. The bench we sat on was covered by a cheap fabric "secured" by Velcro tape that was coming off already. We popped in just for a nice cup of tea and coffee and it wasn't busy at all. While one of us looked at the selection of small tea biscuits in a cabinet the waitress came to take our orders. When I asked her to give us a couple of more minutes she just pulled a face and turned away. Then we had to go after her and tell her that we were ready. We ordered Earl Grey tea and got English Breakfast instead and the coffee wasn't the best either. It is a shame because the interior is still splendid, the caffe has great views and it is right in the middle of a historic town with plenty of tourists.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Although it was raining when we went, the beautiful terrace out back gave great views from Montepulciano. Our waiter was incredible and so helpful throughout the night. We each had the tasting menu with each dish made with food from near Montepulciano and the house wine from there too. We would definitely recommend this restaurant for a nice dinner.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

No afternoon shopping experience would be complete without a coffee at Caffe Poliziano. It looked very intriguing and the ambiance and pastries lured us in! Our visit was mid afternoon and the service was a little slow. The menu is quite extensive, and took some time to make a choice, which tea, or maybe a coffee..decisions, and then which 'goodie' a nice place to contemplate the days purchases, while enjoying the stunning views! Just a shame about the smoking on outside balconies.

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Thank Audrey S
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We only had appetizers and drinks. But the food was good and the people were really friendly. Especially since our Italian is not great. The view is fantastic.

Thank Doug S
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