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searching + restaurants in Montalcino/Sienna

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Carol May 23, 2006 04:11 PM

Hi,
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.
Many thanks,
CP

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    srr May 26, 2006 03:41 PM

    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.

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      cp May 25, 2006 04:01 AM

      Thank you Gretchen.
      CP

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        jen kalb May 24, 2006 06:23 PM

        not to be snarky, but better spell the name of SIENA right before searching.

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          Jo May 31, 2006 01:54 PM

          Oh please!

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            jen kalb May 31, 2006 06:44 PM

            please, chill. the main reason I posted was to drop the correct spelling into the subject line so this thread (with its useful info) was not overlooked in a control+F search.

            Mods dont like subject line changes but this is a damn good reason to modify it, if its a good thread.

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              Jo Jun 1, 2006 08:02 PM

              my apologies

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          emily May 24, 2006 11:46 AM

          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.

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            Carol May 25, 2006 03:58 AM

            Emily,
            Thank you so much.
            CP

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              srr May 26, 2006 03:33 PM

              I second the this recommendation. They also have awesome mushroom soup.

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              GretchenS May 24, 2006 11:17 AM

              Control F will let you search this board.

              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.

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                zuriga May 24, 2006 02:10 AM

                I think you can search any page on the internet by pressing Ctrl F.

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