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“Overrated”
Review of Il Leccio

Il Leccio
Ranked #10 of 76 Restaurants in Montalcino
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed June 22, 2012

We went with high expectations based on the ranking in Tripadvisor and our Hotel recommendation . Location in the charming little village of Sant'angelo is great with nice outside seating that was very pleasant even on a quite balmy summer evening . The rest was very disappointing - service was substandard to state it mildly - server was sweating and unpleasant and gave us the feeling we are a big burden on him.Food was OK but we have had much better in many places in Italy. Prices way to high for the quality offered.
Go to Il Pozzo - next door, better food, much better service and attitude and cheaper.....

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Thank JARBoston
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

We try to visit this place every time we come to Montalcino and it continues to offer wonderful hearty pasta at a decent price. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. Three of us had an appetizer, wine (decent bottle), pasta and coffee for E100.00 The food is delicious and the quaint town and rustic decor make this a great experience. We will be back.

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Thank KimmieandSteve
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

we went to Il Leccio as one of the local winemakers we visited recommended it.
The menu as a good selection of pasta while second mains are principally meaty. We had pici al sugo di carne and they were amazing. Only critic i can make is the portion was a bit small.
Second mains are all based on meat. We had pig with cinnamon and apricots and it was also very good but i would choose the steak next time. The wine list is also very good with all the brunello you can imagine and i believe fairly priced as well. Some specific brunellos for fanatics like me are not present on the list but i believe if you ask for it the owner is gonna open is cellar for you. Price for 4 mains in total and a good brunello 2006 around 100 euros which is reasonable in my opinion.Atmoshere was also relaxing and quite in the piazza. Overall i recommend it

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Reviewed June 15, 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us on our honeymoon by friends that had been last summer, and it was a treat! First, the town is adorable and quiet – you could hardly imagine there would even be two restaurants in it. It felt like we had stepped back in time to this medieval stone town on a hill. The restaurant itself feels like an old castle, with the door to the basement (wine cellar?) looking like a wrought iron door to a dungeon. It’s cozy and inviting. The staff, at least our waiter, wasn’t too warm, but the food made up for it. Definitely get the chef’s Tuscan antipasto platter – it’s a fun way to try a bunch of things. We shared the Florentine steak and an asparagus pasta – delicious! This is a charming and memorable place.

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

We decided to try this place based on tripadvisor reviews, but found the value for money lacking. The food was decent but salty and the portions were tiny. They charged us a cover of 2 euros each for bread (a few slices) and 2 euros for table water. We started with an appetizer of fried zucchini (salty) and then had the ravioli (tiny portion) and the fish (average). This with a glass of wine and beer was 55 euros ... I've never paid so much for lunch and still felt hungry ...

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