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“Chef's choice is terrific”

Castello Banfi La Taverna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $59 - $112
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: A classical Tuscan restaurant in the shade of our medieval castle of Poggio alleMura. Taverna Banfi, open for lunch, is positioned beneath the vaulted arches of the former barrel cellars of the castle where Brunello once rested in large oak casks. In a very pleasant atmosphere, our menu offers the traditional dishes of Montalcino and Tuscany, enhanced by the freshness and authenticity of local ingredients. To respect the calm of our guests, pets are not allowed.
Reviewed August 22, 2013

I was at the restaurant in March, and at most there was one other family in the restaurant each evening. I highly recommend the chef's choice......it's hand selected, fresh and beautiful. The service was impeccable.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Once again, we enjoyed the 5 course tasting menu at Castello di Banfi, just outside Montalcino. Starting with ricotta & courgette tart; al dente spaghetti with pork and porcini mushrooms; succulent veal with fresh vegetables; a selection of local pecorino cheeses with fabulous honey; topped off with a divine chocolate mousse. And inevitably, each course came with a glass of Banfi wine. Heaven in spectacular surroundings....

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We had a dinner at the restaurant from Banfi il Borgo that was excellent. In a very romantic place, the food was very good and the wines excellent

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Each course was delicious, creative and served with a smile. Make sure you are hungry because there are a lot of courses!

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We booked lunch at Banfi because of the good reviews but we were really disappointed. We were surprised to read on the menu that due to seasonality some dishes used frozen food!! We were in Italy during the summer! Why on earth would you use frozen food?! The lunch was really expensive but because this included a tour of the vineyard we thought it wold be worth it. However, the wine tour was simply a walk around their factory. We didn't even get to look at the vines or try the grapes. Wouldn't recommend it.

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Juan M, Direttore at Castello Banfi La Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2013

Dear Sir,
thank you very much for your feedback about your experience at Castello Banfi La Taverna. I would like to let you know that the kitchen does not use frozen food but by law in Italy you must write it in the menu, even you only have one single ingredient frozen in the kitchen which as you can imagine every single kitchen on earth has. This is only a matter of responsibility to our valued clients that trust us over the years and from them we really have a great feedback in our services. Regarding the tour kindly consider that we offered you a winery tour not a vineyard tour. In June it is not possible to taste the grapes as they are still shoots, so it would really do not make any sense to try them. Should you wish to come again maybe in September when the grapes are mature or should you wish to talk to me, please contact me at juan.miquel@castellobanfi.it
Best regards,
Juan Miquel, Hospitality Director Castello Banfi

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