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“Very disappointed!”
Review of Caffe Poliziano

Caffe Poliziano
Ranked #25 of 101 Restaurants in Montepulciano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $43
Cuisines: Italian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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.
Merseyside
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very disappointed!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

We ha read about Caffe Poliziano and headed to it on arrival - walking past a very tempting little cafe as we headed up the road.
And didn't we regret it. We were served by an impatient and unhelpful waitress and so were hasty in our choice. We opted for a breakfast combo with coffee, juice, fruit and bread and jam. It came quickly and seemed ok, but quite expensive for what was served.
But then the butter was rancid and I politely tried to complain but was shown a box of butter pats by a waitress and was told they are all from the one box - she offered another one, but once it's spread on your bread you can't really take it off and she didn't offer to replace that.
Yes, it has a good view, it has the appearance of a light and airy tea room, but our experience was that it was very poor.
Later in the day we returned to the little cafe down the street - our personal recommendation would be that if there's a table, stop there! It's called Bar Enoteca Piazza delle Erbe!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“what a view!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

excellent location, friendly service, good food and great wine (ask for house wine, comes from Valdipiata winery)!!

Visited May 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Breakfast Everyday”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Our hotel charged for breakfast so we ate (at the bar) here everyday for 4 euro for two people (yes, 2 euro each: 1 euro for cappuccino, 1 euro for a pastry). The service was prompt, efficient, and tourist-friendly.

Visited May 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“The view and the atmosphere”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

We stopped for cake and coffee in this nice, old Caffe. The view is tremendous, the cakes are great and the service is super nice.

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Roccalbegna, Italy
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“A good stop but not exceptional”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

We wanted a view and a bit to eat and we just arrived in town. The view was terrific just what we wanted...we only had two seconds, the veal on skewers and chicken with olives and tomato sauce. Some of the veal pieces were grisily, the chicken was tender and lovely. The house wine was very good for the price. For us right then it was just what we wanted. The decor of the inside room is very classic, unlike other reviewers we notice alot of Italian here...if it were a cool day or rainy you can still get a view through the window and I think it would be fun to go to...there are no doubt other better places to eat...we found the staff good, although perhaps not attentive, but friendly...I think they just did not have enough staff and it may have been because we were there very late for lunch...perhaps its like that all the time.

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