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“Simple pasta dishes that somehow achieve SUBLIME taste.”

Ristorante Taverna del Grappolo Blu
Ranked #11 of 70 Restaurants in Montalcino
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
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“Simple pasta dishes that somehow achieve SUBLIME taste.”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

A few friends recommended we eat here on our one day trip to Montalcino. SO happy we did. The pasta is incredibly simple-- just a few fresh ingredients and your mouth is in heaven. No surprise that the wine list is fantastic-- some great half bottle choices too so you can continue sipping the famous Brunellos throughout the day. After all our meals in Rome, Florence, and around Tuscany, I can say the pasta we had here was the best. That's saying something.

  • Visited March 2014
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Miami, Florida
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“Lunch in Montalcino ...”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

... at Taverna del Grappolo Blu was the highlight of a day trip to Montalcino and a welcome deligh that we hope to experience again. Freshly made pastas, the best bruschetta we had during our entire trip, and then there's the wine list ... thick as a good book and packed with Brunellos of every stripe. Attentive and friendly service made the entire experience just perfect.

Visited March 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“It never disappoints”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

I always go here at least once on my annual trip to Italy and I have never been disappointed. Honest rustic Italian food using superb ingredients. Charming family run restaurant. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2013
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Riverside, California
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“Perfect Place for Lunch in Montalcino historic center”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

We decided to have lunch at Grappolo Blu (located in a small side street) after touring the historic center of Montalcino, where the ambiance inside was perfect, small trattoria, with great food, friendly service and amazing wine of course! We had a sampling of cold cuts and cheese, rabbit stew with polenta, pasta with wild boar ragu and dessert with espresso....and did I mention the vino.....The owner also provided me with some recommendations on which local wineries to visit while in Montalcino which was very helpful since there are 100's of them to choose from. We were also offered Grappa and Moscato by the owner, which was a great way to end of lunch.

  • Visited September 2013
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Corral de Tierra, CA
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“Excellent”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

A surprising find. After 3 weeks in northern Italy, we stumbled on to this restaurant. Superb menu selections. Very rustic offers. I had anchovies, chic-peas, crostini with pesto. The wine list was huge with a wide-range of prices. Great service and the owner was a gem. I was pleasantly surprised that there was such an authentic taverna in a tourist town like Montalcino. Go and enjoy.

  • Visited November 2013
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