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“The best aperitif in Tuscany?”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Guardiola

La Guardiola
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Price range: $17 - $33
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: "La Guardiola", is the name of the new lounge bar of Monticchiello, which, in conjunction with the B & B La casa di Adelina, offers to locals and visitors of Val d'Orcia a service worthy of a breathtaking and unique in the world that is part of UNESCO from2002 ...In front of the large garden, from the terrace of Guardiola, you can relax in the shade of a wonderful centuries-old ficaia tasting some of the labels of the most famous wines. Morellino, Chianti, Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino are just some of our bottles that you can uncork.Inside the bar you will find Serena and Giacomo, who will advise the best year for you and prepare delicious food for lunch or snack ... From "mouth-watering". at La Guardiola you can find the true Pecorino from Pienza, ham, salami and sliced of "cinta senese".Alternatively you can enjoy a drink cocktail made with only the best distillates of the most famous American bar.To all the customers of B & B La casa di Adelina will be offered a welcome drink upon arrival at Monticchiello.do not hesitate to contact us we are always at your disposal
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The best aperitif in Tuscany?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you visit Monticchiello, and you should, the trip wouldn't be complete without a drink from this reinvigorated bar and food stop. If you time it right you can enjoy your drink seated on the benches opposite as the sun sets magnificently over the Val d'orcia and Pienza. The relatively new owner of 5 months brought over delicious nibbles, which was unexpected and showed off his natural hospitality. It was an aperitif to rival anywhere before dinner at a local restaurant, but on a return visit we wouldn't bother with restaurant dining and just sample more of the excellent and simply done menu of La Guardiola.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank M_D_McL
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GuardiolaLoungeBar, Proprietario at La Guardiola, responded to this review, December 3, 2014
Hello M_D_McL, sorry for the late answer... we are honored for his good experience with us,at La Guardiola. The aperitif for us is a very important moment and we do everything to make it a unique experience with the complicity of the beauty that our sunset offers... even if we see it everyday we are always amazed at all times! Is for this reason that in addition to the drinks we offer to all our guests Tuscan appetizers freshly prepared.
If he wants to stay with us for dinner we would be pleased to introduce our Tuscan specialties such as the mix of pecorino cheese with honey and pears.
Greetings from la Guardiola !
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“A beautiful setting with fabulous food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in stunning Monticchiello today and popped into La Guardiola orginially for just a drink. Upon seeing the delicious plates of food on the table next to us we had to sample some too!! The food was excellent, the service was great and the views were amazing!! You must try the Burrata - it's so creamy!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Great Views, Great Coffee, Great Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

My partner and I came across La Guardiola by chance while we were visiting the town of Monticchiello. La Guardiola enjoys a lofty position amongst the Tuscan hills and provides diners with a great view of the countryside. We arrived around mid-morning and while we were still quite full from our B&B breakfast, the opportunity to sit down, relax, and enjoy a light snack seemed too good to pass up. We settled for a pizza and Toscana bruschetta - just delicious. The warm sun was making me feel a little drowsy, and so I ordered a coffee. Having already spent a couple of weeks in Italy, I had found finding well-made coffee to be quite a challenge. To my surprise then, La Guardiola served a great cup! Good food & drink coupled with friendly and attentive service is a winning combination. Whether you're staying in Siena (about one hour's drive away) or Monticchiello (right next door), La Guardiola is well worth a visit!

  • Visited May 2013
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GuardiolaLoungeBar, Proprietario at La Guardiola, responded to this review, November 27, 2014
Hello Domeyer, I'm sorry for the late reply but we are glad that you enjoyed our cuisine and our coffee! In fact, we use only local and high quality products... for his bruschetta we used biologic olive oil from the Val d'Orcia and we use the best Italian blends to prepare our coffee. We hope to welcome you again and maybe let you try our Burrata with cherry tomatoes and Tuscan ham.
Greetings from Guardiola!
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“Great Small Town Hangout”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

We stayed at a villa in the tiny town of Monticchiello for a week and this was our come to place for afternoon drinks, snack and most importantly gelato. In our search for the best gelato in Italy my daughter claimed this as her number one place (she likes chocolate and mint). I tend to agree especially for the green apple and lemon flavors. This has a nice patio and a playground for the kids (it is by a garden). Nothing fancy but great for breakfast, snack or cocktails.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank ColeTravels
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GuardiolaLoungeBar, Proprietario at La Guardiola, responded to this review, November 27, 2014
Hello ColeTrave, I'm sorry for the late reply and thank you for the nice review!
We are glad that you enjoyed our homemade ice cream! Infact, our ice cream is made ??with 100% Italian quality products and fresh fruit .. For these reasons, our ice cream is one of the best in the area ... cocktails too are very good thanks to the Giacomo's skill..he knows how to create the right cocktail for you using high quality products an fruit juices!!
We hope that you come back to Guardiola next season so you will stop also for lunch to enjoy our Tuscan cold cuts or pecorino cheese or our selection of quality wines.

Greetings from Giacomo and Serena
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Perth, Australia
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“Wonderful shady terrace with panoramic views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

All that is described in the reviews is correct. It's a great place but I'd like to emphasise how good the views are from the terrace that's not easy to see from the road because it's shaded by low trees - and don't be discouraged by the sign outside noting that this is a "snack bar" - it's well worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
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3 Thank mallj
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GuardiolaLoungeBar, Proprietario at La Guardiola, responded to this review, November 26, 2014
Hello Mallj, I'm sorry for the delay and thank you for your review!
You're right, unfortunately our beautiful terrace not be seen from the road because it is hidden by the fig tree that gives us a lot of shade in the summer ... for this reason we're a little hidden but all this must be for the benefit of our customers' privacy at the same time can enjoy one of the most beautiful views across the Val d'Orcia.
It 's true, the name "snack bar" does not make it the right idea of what we prepare and quality that we offer ... we will change it in "lounge bar" ... Unfortunately, in their haste to open we did not choose the right word ...thank you again... we hope that see you next season!!

Greetings from Giacomo and Serena
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