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“good selection of brunellos by the glass”

Caffe Fiaschetteria Italiana 1888
Ranked #54 of 75 Restaurants in Montalcino
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed April 13, 2012

If you want to stop for a quick and easy lunch and enjoy a wine by the glass -or bottle- this is the place in the heart of Montalcino

Thank claraval
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

We were visiting Montalcino with some friends who fancied having a coffee and cake in this place. What a mistake, when you consider all the other bars in Montalcino! The service was terrible - the place wasn't busy but varous staff members pretended for ages that we didn't exist. They only sprang into life when one of our party went up to the bar. The cappuccino was a rip off at 3 euros per cup - a totally exorbitant price for the area - in other places locally expect to pay between 1.50 and 1.80 euros for waiter service. To rub salt in the wound, there was one toilet with a broken toilet seat. Further, the "soap" in the soap dispenser was so watered down, it was like using water not soap. It was a weekday, so the supermarkets were open. With those prices they can afford 1 euro to buy a brand new soap!! So mean and petty. A place definitely to be avoided.

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1  Thank 961Melissa
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Reviewed November 29, 2010

I completely enjoyed this tavern/restaurant. The service was outstanding and I ended up buying the best bottle of wine during the entire trip (including my Piemonte section of the trip)!! I got great personal service, so much so I returned the next day for their famous coffee. The history of this place is amazing. The wine "store" in the back is historic. The owner/manager went out of his way to make me feel welcomed.
It is right in the middle of the main plaza which makes it a prime people watching spot. You can linger for hours sipping fantastic wine and watching the world go by.

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1  Thank travellingwinotoo
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Reviewed October 21, 2010

Located right on the main street of Montalcino. We decided giving it a shot. From the time we got out table the waiter was more interested in washing glasses than having our order. The food was obviously frozen and the lasagna tasted funny. Sodas came warm and lacking ice on glasses, as ordered.
We didnt mind asking for dessert and left asap.

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Thank Marcelo F
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Reviewed September 7, 2010

This place gets mentioned in all the guide books. I have no clue why but maybe there was something in the past that they are resting on ? The prices are a rip off and the staff were far more interested in shooting the breeze with the locals hanging on the corners......proactive service is an unknown quantity here.

There are lots of much more pleasant places in Montalcino to have a drink or a simple meal...and you'll enjoy all of them much more !

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1  Thank Peppercornlane
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