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“Excellente!”
Review of Caffe Poliziano

Caffe Poliziano
Ranked #25 of 98 Restaurants in Montepulciano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $43
Cuisines: Italian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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.
Nevada City, California
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3 reviews
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“Excellente!”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

excellent house wine, excellent service, excellent prices, and a fantastic view! You cannot go wrong with a stop here.

Visited October 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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“Relaxed and Beautiful”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

The oldest cafe in montepulciano, it retains it's Tuscan charm. A beautiful view over the countryside and a sunny interior - the perfect place for an amazing coffee, tea and relax during your day. I went there often to sit and read or write.

Visited October 2013
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Munich, Germany
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“Best Cappuccino we had in Italy!”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

In the middle of Montepuciano. A fantastic Cafe with wonderful interior decors and a beautiful terrace - a MUST visit!

Visited September 2013
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Houston
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A Must See/Eat”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We ate there twice, both times we were able to sit right away by Lucia, the friendly waitress. We had a choice of siting on the balcony or inside both times. The service was fast and the lasagne was delicious. The cappuccino was good, especially given the view from the balcony. *after 2 pm the town clears out a bit and tables were available.

  • Visited September 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“It's a Yes from me !”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

OK..... so along the busy stretch full of gift shops there are many bars to choose and quite honestly they all looked clean and welcoming, however Caffe Poliziano looked Italian ! Great menu, good tables and a spectacular view if you can get a balcony seat. The food was tasty and well presented, however you have to behave like an Italian if you want service. A small smile will not help, a hand in the air and a quick gesture, or even a loud 'Per favore' would be better. Lots of people to watch, and as it looks expensive the other customers are good to sit alongside.
Its comfortable, the loos are clean and the decor interesting, its a Yes from me !
We loved the day we spent there, very interesting with loads to see, such charming people in the shops, they are used to people 'just looking'. Good buys are the small cans of locally produced oil, cheese and of course wine. There are some super leather gift shops and handbags to tempt even the most hardened shopper. Enjoy.
There is a little local bus which just goes around the Town and back, good if you want to rest your feet !

  • Visited September 2013
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