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“Nice classic coffey restaurant”
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: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Prague, Czech Republic
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“Nice classic coffey restaurant”
Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our tourist guide was saying it is the most famous coffey bar in whole of Tuscany. We have not visited all of them so I cannot confirm that. The interrior of the place is classic and old fationed, as I like. We should have however sit inside instead of being recommended to go to the terrace downstairs for having a panoramatic view. The view is really nice but you have to site at the front two tables behind the banister otherwise your view is quite limited and you only site in a kind of tent where you don´t have the atmosphere of the nice old coffey restaurant. So you better stay inside upstairs. The coffey was nice, service was average (not too keen).

  • Visited August 2014
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“Restaurant with a view”
Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you are just going for a coffee or for dinner ask for a table at the terrace. As the sun sets over Tuscany you almost forget to eat!
The cafeteria serves all sorts of delicious cakes, restaurant downstairs has a decent menu with affordable prices. And the Tuscan wines....

  • Visited August 2014
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“All but the waiter, perfect”
Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Dreamy, fresh Tiramisu, nice cappuccino. The view, all-seeing, the decor, from another era, the music, jazzy. The waiter, a tool.

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“OLD WORLD CHARM IN A TUSCAN HIILL TOWN”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wow. This place looks like it stepped out of the Austro-Hungarian Empire or Belle Epoch Paris. Big, grand, with spacious bar and dinning areas. Been around for ever and popular with the locals forever Only one table for two on its tiny outdoor terrace. So you have to enjoy the view of the Tuscan countryside from within. Excellent coffee and pastries Perfect for breakfast. Service good but a tad perfunctory. Suspect locals get the special attention.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Grand interior, scenic views, but service can improve”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We went here to have coffee and cakes and were intrigued by the interior, looking like a 19th century Viennese coffee house. We ordered tea, coffee and two fruit juices. We also ordered lemon pie and were served apple pie (nice enough, though)?! As other reviewers have mentioned, the scenic views save the caffe from a below average score.

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