See here some suggestions of places that I personally know. I will add new tips and-or comments along the way!


Il Cantuccio: excellent wine bar, great wines, quality cocktails, light meals, salads, tartare, cheeses, hams, all from local producers. Vegetarian, Mediterranean cuisine, brunch, lunch, dinner. Passione and competence. Nice outside space, closed on Monday. Viale della Libertà, 2 53022 Buonconvento +39 0577 806146 Buonconvento_Tuscany.html
La Porta di Sotto: wine restaurant, very good quality italian-sienese cooking, homemade pasta and cakes.
Via Soccini, 76. Tel: 0577 808386. Closed on 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
Le Antiche Mura: excellent pizzeria- restaurant, fish, outside area. Piazza Garibaldi, 38.Closed on Tuesday. Tel +390577806805.
Ristorante Roma. Traditional sienese and Italian restaurant, family atmosphere, homemade pasta and  cakes,excellent soups. Tables outside. Via Soccini 14. Tel 0577


Boccon DiVino : excellent food with wide selection of wines. Fantastic views. Situated just outside Montalcino, Località Colombia Tozzi. Tel +39 0577 848233. Booking advised. Closed on Tuesday.
Poggio Antico : a very elaborate culinary experience; on the road to Sant’Angelo in Colle. Beautiful garden and views. Tel: +390577 849200. Località Poggio Antico  E:
Re di Macchia: Nice traditional restaurant with great tuscan recipes, homemade pasta, desserts.Town center. Via Soccorso Saloni, 21 +39 0577 846116
Il Giglio: nice, elegant, traditional, excellent recipes. Town centre. Tel+39
Il Passaggio by Capanna:  Innovative cuisine with the freshest ingredients. Creative dishes, fantastic desserts. Spectacular views. Strada Comunale delle Crete, 53024, Montalcino (SI) Tel.: +39 0577 1697731


La Compagnia : pizzeria / restaurant. Great pizzas, good quality restaurant, homemade pasta, terrace-garden. Via Romana 27. Tel: 0577 834265. Closed on Wednesday.


Il Paradiso : atmosphere bar-restaurant serves snacks, pasta, soups, cheeses and hams, pickled and oil preserved vegetables, local produce. Very popular, lovely outside space, nice views, famous for its artichokes. Closed on Monday.Via Porta Senese, 25. Tel 0577 707016
La Torre : situated on the grounds of Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey (past Chiusure towards Buonconvento). Very good traditional Tuscan meals, vegetarian dishes, ravioli, handmade pasta. Lovely terrace for eating outdoor. Localita’ Monteoliveto Maggiore Asciano, 53041 Asciano SI Tel: +390577 707022. Closed on Tuesday.;aggregationId=101&albumid=101&filter=7&ff=213973820


La Locanda del Castello : hotel de charme. Very stylish restaurant and cuisine, traditional and innovative recipes, warm hospitality from Massimo. Nice garden- terrace and veranda Tel: 0577 802063 Closed on Tuesday.
Osteria delle Crete: excellent quality, fresh ingredients, truffle specialties. Delicious creative recipes, desserts. Ask for Donatella. Via XX Settembre,22. Tel +390577803076 Closed on Monday.


Ritorno di Fiamma: Marilena runs this restaurant with passion and dedication, using the finest ingredients for her tuscan, innovative and traditional recipes. Lovely garden- terrace with beautiful views. Via Umberto I, 47.
Tel.+39 0577845200
Il Barrino Ombelico del Mondo:classic Tuscan home made cuisine in a design restaurant, run  by Gianluca. Creative and traditional dishes, specialized in excellent wines, Ambassador of Ferrari Italian Spumante. Via Umberto I  
La Romita: Alberto and Giovanna make a very special cuisine, traditionally Tuscan but with some elements of Medieval and Renaissance recipes with good vegetarian options, served in beautifully decorated frescoed rooms and in the garden. They are mainly open for dinner and a reservation is essential.Via Umberto I, 144. Tel. (+39) 0577 84518  
La Taverna di Montisi da Roberto: a balance of flavours prepared with care, very nice décor, alfresco terrace and garden. Open mainly at lunchtimes Roberto serves typically Tuscan food on a lovely terrace. Reservations essential. Via Umberto 1, 3 Tel: +39 0577 845159 


Casal Mustia : nice and cosy small restaurant / hotel at Castelmuzio (next village after Montisi). Very good quality food, traditional sienese tuscan style. Nice terrace outdoor in the village centre. Piazza della Pieve,3
T. +39 0577 665166

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Il Conte Matto: very good seasonal menu and other specialities, classic tuscan cuisine, renaissance recipes. Nice terrace-garden with views for alfresco dinners. Tel:+39 0577662079.
Osteria La Ciriera: totally vegan- vegetarian stylish restaurant with very interesting recipes, excellent quality. Nice small outdoor space in the village centre.Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 23. +390577 662054
Il Paradiso: Very good pizzas, salads, crepes, home made ice cream, and they do cocktails. Tables outside.  Open until late. Strada Provinciale Traversa dei Monti (14), 34. T.+39 0577662313


Il Vecchio Forno : traditional sienese cuisine, very nice garden for eating out. Via della Piazzola,8 Tel: 0577 897389
Osteria San Quirico: very good tuscan, mediterranean, vegetarian meals in the town centre, excellent quality recipes. Via Dante Alighieri 52, Tel + 39 335 156 6964
Vald’O Art Book & Winespecial culture-wine-food place, great quality, good prices.Tables outside.Via Dante Alighieri 81 Tel.+39 0577 174 0071

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La Cisterna del Borgo : excellent restaurant in very picturesque setting; next turning on the right after Bagno Vignoni. Mediterranean, vegetarian, tuscan and creative cuisine, meats, soups, pastas, vegetables. Excellent fresh ingredients, fantastic desserts, Marta will guide you! Via Borgo Maestro, 37 53023 Castiglione d’Orcia frazione Rocca d’Orcia, Siena   +39 0577 887280


Osteria del Leone: Good restaurant, traditional and innovative recipes, excellent desserts.Nice outdoor area.Via Dei Mulini 3  T+390577887300  Closed Monday.
La Terrazza:  Good restaurant with traditional recipes, fresh ingredients, seasonal menus. Really nice terrace just overlooking the famous Piazza delle Sorgenti, the ancient basin of thermal springs.Piazza delle Sorgenti 13.  Tel. +39 0577 887150
La Bottega di Cacio: nice and cosy wine bar, local cheeses, hams, salamis,  vegetables, wines. Enjoyable outside space.Piazza Del Moretto, 31 +39 0577 887477


Le Logge Del Vignola: really elegant refined restaurant in the town centre. Fresh seasonal ingredients, traditional and innovative recipes, very good wines. Via dell’Erbe, 6 T. +39 0578 717290
Cantina Storica Gattavecchi e La Cucina Di Lilian: excellent restaurant of famous wine producers. Simple but refined, fresh local ingredients, seasonal,traditional and creative. Excellent wines! Nice interiors, panoramic terrace.Via Collazzi, 74 Tel. +39 0578 757110
Trattoria di Cagnano: good traditional restaurant, tuscan recipes, very good meat, vegetables, pasta, excellent pizzas. In the town centre, very nice outdoor space. Via Dell’ Opio nel Corso.  T. +39 0578 758757
La Pentolaccia: small, nice restaurant with very good traditional tuscan and mediterranean recipes, excellent fresh fish. Outdoor tables along the town centre. Via di Voltaia Nel Corso, 86  T. +39 0578 757582
E Lucevan le Stelle: very nice wine bar with mediterranean-tuscan recipes. First courses, appetizers, cheeses, hams, salads, wines. Beautiful location in a small piazza overlooking the countryside.
Piazza San Francesco, 3  +39 0578 758725


Ristorante  Townhouse Café: stylish, elegant wine bar-restaurant with refined dishes. Excellent quality. Lovely tables in the garden.  Corso Rossellino, 111. T. +39 0578 749005
Latte di Luna : lovely food. Famous for  their roast suckling pig and excellent homemade ice creams! Nice tables in the small piazza. Tel: +39 0578 748606.
Il Rossellino: small, intimate, excellent. Outdoor space. Piazza di Spagna, 4 Tel: +39 0578 749064.
Dal Falco : very good home-style Tuscan dishes, outdoor tables. Piazza Dante Alighieri 3.
T: +39 0578 748551  Mob.: +39 3387227021
Buon Gusto: fantastic, home-made ice creams with the freshest ingredients and innovative tastes. Great Italian tradition. Via delle Case Nuove, 26.

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