Mama’ : pleasant main street bar, alfresco terrace, antipasti, salads,first courses.Ask for Emily,Marco or Mauro: Umberto I, www.facebook.com/messages/MAMAWINEBAR
Il Barrino Ombelico del Mondo:classic Tuscan home made cuisine in a design restaurant, run by Cristina and Gianluca.Via Umberto I, www.ilbarrinodimontisi.it, +39 0577845190
La Romita : Tuscan refined traditional cuisine, garden, oil tastings. The freshest local ingredients, served in beautifully decorated frescoed rooms . Genuine, healthy and tasty dishes. www.laromita.net Tel: +390577 845186
La Taverna di Montisi : a balance of flavours prepared with care, very nice décor, alfresco terrace and garden. Ask for RobertoTel: +390577 845159 www.tavernamontisi.com ;
Osteria di Simone: excellent pizza, hams and cheeses, salads, lovely terrace-garden with beautiful views;in the central place of Montisi,ask for Sabrina.
Vitis Vinifera : excellent selection of the best Italian wines and cheeses,teas and cakes, warm interiors, beautiful decoration.Ask for Antonella or Maurizio, Via Umberto I, 97/A Tel: +390577845108 firstname.lastname@example.org
SAN GIOVANNI D’ASSO:
La Locanda del Castello : hotel de charme. Very stylish restaurant and cuisine, warm hospitality from Silvana. Tel: 0577 802063 Closed Wednesday. www.lalocandadelcastello.com;
Osteria delle Crete, excellent quality, fresh ingredients, truffle specialties. Ask for Donatella.Via XX Settembre,22; Tel +390577803076, www.assotartufi.it, closed on monday.
La Compagnia : pizzeria / restaurant. Great pizzas, good restaurant. Tel: 0577 834265. Closed Wednesday.
Da Mario : family atmosphere, wide selection of home-style tuscan dishes. Tables outdoors in the summer evenings in the picturesque courtyard. Via Soccini Tel: 0577 806157 Closed Saturday and August.
Le Antiche Mura: excellent pizzeria restaurant with outside area. Piazza Garibaldi,Tel +390577806805.
La Porta di Sotto: wine restaurant, quality italian-sienese cooking, homemade pasta and cakes. Via Soccini Tel: 0577 808386. Closed Wednesday.
Poggioli: good seafood and salads, pizza, fresh pasta, meat, large outdoor area. Via Tasso 6 Tel: 0577 806546 Closed Monday and Tuesday lunch.
Osteria La Via di Mezzo: classic italian and tuscan cuisine in a pleasant traditional restaurant.Via Soccini 43 Tel +39 0577806320, www.osterialaviadimezzo.com, Closed Monday.
Ristorante Il Ponte: Ponte d’Arbia, few km from Buonconvento towards Siena. Excellent pizza and good simple food in family atmosphere, large garden. Tel:0577 806989. Closed Thursday.
La Locanda del Pozzo: in the tiny square of Chiusure, next to the ancient village well. Genuine and refined tuscan cuisine.Ask for Marilena Tel: +390577 707148. Closed Monday.
Da Licia : pasta, cheeses, hams,tomatoes and salad from the kitchen garden.
Il Paradiso : small period atmosphere bar serves snacks,pasta, soups, cheeses and hams,pickled and oil preserved vegetables, local produce.
La Torre : situated in the grounds of Monte Oliveto Maggiore (past Chiusure towards Buonconvento). Traditional Tuscan meals. Lovely terrace for eating outdoors. Tel: +390577 707022. Closed Tuesday.
Boccon di Vino : excellent food with wide selection of wines. Fantastic views. Situated two thirds of the way up the hill to Montalcino on the left. Tel: +390577 848322. You must book. Closed Tuesday.
Poggio Antico : a very elaborate culinary experience; on the road to Sant’Angelo in Colle beyond Montalcino.Tel: +390577 849200.
Taverna Grappolo Blu : Simpler, convivial. Tel: 0577 847150. Summer always open, winter closed Friday.
Il Giglio:nice, elegant, traditional, excellent recipes. Tel+390577848167.www.gigliohotel.com
SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA:
Il Vecchio Forno : nice garden for eating out. Tel: 0577 897389.
Il Tinaio : Tel: 0577 898347. Closed Tuesday.
Le Contrade : pizzeria and good simple food.Tel:0577 898098 Closed Monday.
La locanda di Fonte alla Vena : Small and delicious!!!! Go in to San Quirico by the last entrance toward Bagno Vignoni. Tel:0577 899945. Closed Monday.
L’Osteria del Leone : Tel: 0577 887300. Closed Monday.
Osteria La Parata : excellent quality and value; generous portions. English spoken. Tel: 0577 887508. Also note the delightful delicatessan/enoteca where delicious snacks and wine by the glass are served, further up the road.
La Pievina : beyond Asciano on the road for Siena. Well known for the eccentric hospitality of the owner . . . she serves a 6/7 course fish dinner. Tel: 0577 718368. Closed Monday.
Cantina Il Borgo : good restaurant in very picturesque setting; next turnng on the right after Bagno Vignoni.
Casal Mustia : small restaurant / hotel at Castelmuzio (next village after Montisi). Simple, good quality food at good prices. Tel: 0577 665807.Closed Wednesday.
Il Prato : Tel: 0578 748601. Closed Wednesday.
Latte di Luna : lovely food. Try their roast suckling pig or homemade ice creams! Tel: 0578 748606.
Il Rossellino : small, intimate, excellent. Tel:0578 749064. Closed Thursday.
Dal Falco : very good home-style Tuscan dishes, outdoor tables. Tel: 0578 749856
Il Conte Matto : very good seasonal menu and other specialities. Tel: 0577 662079. Closed Wednesday.
Il Paradiso:- for the best ice cream, and they do cocktails, and excellent pizzas. Open till 2.00am.
Rita and Eraldo’s: wonderful bar / grocery, selling a wide variety of pecorino cheese, fresh wine, hams, salami’s , fresh eggs, etc. Serves picnic style meals of above products. Well worth a visit. Take the left turning off the San Giovanni – Torrenieri road (sign posted).