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“Fabulous food and service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Castello Banfi La Taverna

Castello Banfi La Taverna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $54 - $103
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

They knocked it out of the park. My wife and I were staying at the Banfi and ate here are first night. Wow. We did the five course tasting menu with wine pairing. The food was unbelievable, some of the best we had on our trip to Italy (probably the best), and the service was impeccable, truly first rate. Mirco did a phenomenal job taking care of us, and helped us tailor the menu to our liking. He had our names memorized before we arrived and timed the meal perfectly. Pure class. The guy knows what he is doing. Worth a detour if you are around Montalcino and want to eat very, very well.

  • Visited June 2014
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127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Banfi is a magical experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is absolutely superb! Had an exquisite lunch, great wine in an unbelievable setting! Also, make sure that you do the wine tasting!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Jim M
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Centennial, Colorado
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great food served by a great, friendly staff. Lunch is less formal in the downstairs dining room...typical Tuscany. Dinner is more elegant in the upstairs portion of La Taverna. Be sure to drink the great Banfi wines!

Visited June 2014
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London
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93 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and service in fairytale surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

Outstanding food and service in fairytale surroundings.Very good meal, very friendly and professional staff, excellent value. The castle is a destination in itself, and is kept in immaculate condition.

Visited May 2014
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Edina, MN
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Unparalleled Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

We had the four course price fixed dinner at La Taverna. Beautiful setting. Service was excellent. A different wine was served for each course with a complete explanation. Food was beautifully and perfectly prepared. Probably one of the top restaurants in Italy. The only negative: a bit hard to find. Signage could be better. And...the winery is not really in Montalcino; about 17 km outside of town. As a result, we were 40 minutes late. Nevertheless, the head waiter met us at the door, greeted us by name, and was completely non-plussed by our late arrival. Pure class.

Visited May 2014
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