searching + restaurants in Montalcino/Sienna
- Carol May 23, 2006 04:11 PM
Is there a way to search the international message board? I don't see a search box.
Am looking for upscale and/or cozy, delicious restaurants in the Montalcino/Sienna area of Italy.
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We had a delicious lunch in Sienna a couple of years ago at Al Mangia, right on the Campo. Unlike most places with a spectacular view, this one had very good food and excellent service. Would go back there in a heartbeat.
One of our favorite meals in Italy was the pici pasta at Osteria di Porta al Cassero (Via della Liberta 9) in Montalcino. The restaurant has been recommended before here, but we found it by asking for a recommendation in town. The pici was amazing; we had one with pomodoro sauce and one with ragu sauce. The other items were forgettable, except for the zuppa inglese (which was truly awful), but I still dream of the pasta.
Also, if you happen to drive by San Quirico d'Orcia (btw Montalcino and Pienza) during mealtime, Il Tinaio was another favorite of ours, with delicious Tuscan food. We ate there two nights and had salsiccie e fagioli (sausages with beans), homemade pasta with truffles, ribollita and panna cotta con frutti di bosco. We loved all of it.
I was in Italy in March and one of the best meals I had was at Le Logge in Sienna. Great wine list, great service, awesome bistecca. It's just off the Palio, Via del Porrione #33. I think they are closed on Sunday. In Montalcino I would recommend Giardino on Piazza Cavour and for Happy Hour, check out Alle Logge di Piazza, Piazza del Popolo #1. They put out a great spread of snacks to have with your wine.