Our family has booked a villa near Sarteano for this summer. We are looking for a few great restaurant picks, worthwhile markets, vineyards and cooking classes in and around Sarteano, Chiusi, and Montepulciano. We will be traveling with a 9 year old, so nothing too formal. Thanks in advance!
Not sure about Sarteano, but there have been past threads with comments on dining in Montepucliano, Chiusi, Pienza and Montalcino.. Be sure to go to the upper right-hand corner of this page and do a search for each of these towns. You should find some helpful recommendations.
Here is a thread from last summer about "One week outside of Montepulciano"
Here is another one that should be of interest:
Probably the best in Sarteano is the Osteria Da Gagliano, via Roma 5, just off the main piazza in the old town.
I should also have recommended the Osteria del Merlo, via Sobborgo 1, in nearby Cetona, and the Ristorante I Lecci several miles outside of Castiglione d'Orcia, which would make a beautiful drive from Sarteano.