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Sep 14, 2012 10:20 AM

birthday dinner in Val D'orcia

We will be staying in Monticchiello and need restaurant recommendation for a birthday dinner.

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  1. How large will your dinner party be? If it is 4 people or less, I would recommend Il Rosselino in Pienza. It is a small place, with just 4 or 5 tables, run by an older couple. If you tell them you are coming to celebrate a birthday, I am sure they will take extra good care of you.

    I would also recommend doing a search of this board (go to upper right-hand corner of this page) for Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciano. There have been a number of past threads discussing dining in these towns and I am sure you will find many helpful suggestions already here for you to review.

    Ristorante Il Rossellino
    Piazza di Spagna, 4, Pienza, Italy

    2 Replies
    1. re: DavidT

      thanks David! it's only 4 of us
      do you think I need to make reservation beforehand?

      1. re: mash1982

        Yes, reservations at Il Rossellino are a must, as it is a very small place.

    2. If you're going to celebrate with wine and would like to stay in Monticchiello, the Taverna di Moranda is excellent -- we prefer it to the better-known La Porta. If you don't mind driving, da Fiorella in Pienza would be my choice. It's also small, probably 9 or 10 tables, and as at Il Rossellino, I think they would make a birthday ("compleanno") a special occasion. Whatever you decide, reservations are a must.