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“an unforgetable lunch”

Ristorante di Poggio Antico
Ranked #37 of 76 Restaurants in Montalcino
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“an unforgetable lunch”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Cypress trees line the long path to Poggio Antico a mix of traditional Tuscan and comptemporary architectures overlooking some of the most splendid views of Southern Tuscany. I had met the host, years ago in Rome where he managed Pianeta Terra, a once favorite Rome jet setters hang out. A great restaurant matched by his present creature where superb Tuscan delicacies as well as exiting creations are served. Duck and truffles staffed ravioli and jucy lamb cutlets cooked in wine and local herbs were good companions to a memorable Brunello bottled in the adjoining vinery. .

Visited September 2013
4 Thank Sergio S
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118 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Closed :)”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We really wanted to visit this nice looking restaurant during our winery visit but it was closed with no sign of being reopened. Such a shame :(

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Triplalot
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146 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Nice environ”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

A top notch ristorante, local cuisine to savour, accompanied with their flagship wine Poggio Antico riserva. Choose a evening sitting outside looking at the Tuscan hill and beyond. It will then dawn on you that the expression 'country, food and wine in harmonious concert' hold true

Visited April 2013
Thank Derris L
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Port Washington, New York
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Tuscan Great Restaurant & Vineyard”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

My wife and I visited Poggio Antico for lunch and then came back for a great dinner. Try the wine grown on the estate (the approach driveway is a long beautiful ride).

We had appetizer, entree and dessert. Speaking with the chef at our table was a treat.

Afterwards I visited the kitchen to thank the chef and found a well appointed and spotless work place. Truly great meals are created there.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank roobrie
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Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Don't forget to Tour the Vineyard!”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

My wife and I visited Tuscany on our honeymoon in mid-March. Our hotel, Locanda dell'Amorosa, recommended the Poggio Antico vineyards to us when we expressed interests to visit wine estates in and around Montalcino. The hotel serves their wines and we were most impressed with their Brunello the night before at dinner. We are so glad they did. To be clear, we did not visit the restaurant. Our remarks are about the vineyard itself--the property tour, the wine tasting, and their follow through in shipping product to the USA, all of which we highly recommend and applaud their excellence. When we told Poggio Antico that we wanted to leave a TripAdvisor review for others, we were asked by the owner to leave our review on the this, the restaurant page.
The property is about 10km outside of town, but still easy to get to, and they have signage on the main road which leads to their estate (see picture below). Still, if driving yourself as opposed to a guided tour, we recommend getting directions none-the-less, unless your intent is to get 'lost' in Tuscany.
Travel Hint: make a reservation for the tour and tasting before going. While open for business hours, the winery's practice is to schedule tours in advance with small groups. Our group just happened to be 4 people, ourselves and another couple traveling to Tuscany on their anniversary.
Our tour was led by the son of the founder. Clearly his knowledge and passion for Poggio Antico came through. The tour was as informative as it was interesting. He answered all our questions, and both couples had plenty. He also did an excellent job in hosting us for a wine tasting that followed the tour. He was not rushed and neither were we. We felt like we were among friends. Of course we had to buy some of the various wines and ship them back home.
In terms of time expectation, including the tour and wine tasting, set 2 - 2.5 hours to be safe.
Perhaps the greatest complement we can give Poggio Antico is in their fulfillment of our order. It happened without incident and in a very timely manner. They used email to give us status of our order at every step of the fulfillment process. This would seem like a rather simple customer service aspect of a winery that is used to shipping product back to the USA, but from our experience in Tuscany, it is not common practice. We cannot write such a review for our experience and wine purchase in Cortona, for instance. When you spend that much money to ship wine home, you want to know your purchase is safe and being acted upon. We greatly appreciated being kept informed by Poggio Antico.
Oh, and the wine itself: Awesome. We live near Napa and Sonoma and so we are accustomed to really great red wines. We were introduced to Brunello's a couple years back by a great friend. We now love the variety and drink it regularly. The Poggio Antico offers are easily some of the best if not the best Brunellos we've ever enjoyed. Though we don't use wine site recommendations, but rather personal recommendations, we're not at all surprised to find the following on wine.com: "The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Altero is a gorgeous, sleek wine laced with dark red cherries, kirsch, menthol, pine and spices. Sweet floral notes wrap around the silky finish. The 2007 stands out for its finessed texture and impeccable overall balance. I can’t remember a more polished, elegant vintage of Altero. Poggio Antico hit it out of the park. The 2007 spent 24 months in 500-liter French oak tonneaux. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027. 95 Points." Our response would be: why wait 'til 2017!

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank MACSr
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