Definitely not the typical tourist restaurant. First class haute cuisine, very stylish decor and service. Rather expensive!
Favorite Dish: A glass of Prosecco (on the house!)
Antipasti: mini-panino con pappa al pomodoro; sformato di cardo con passatina di fagioli; lardo di colonnata con miele; crespella di pera con formaggio al tartufo bianco; sformato di cavolfiore; terrina di fagiano con passatina di lenticchie
Primo: taglierini impastati con vino novello al sugo di fagiano e carciofi for me ; straccetti in erbe aromatiche con fegatini di coniglio e broccoli for him
Secondo: piccione con pancetta in crosta ripieno di castagne e carne di maiale con zucca gialla in agrodolce e sformato di cavolfiore e formaggio
Dolce: torta al cioccolato fondente con crema al croccantino
They have fixed prices (*) for all courses: 16,00 euro for antipasti, 18.00 euro for primi, 24.00 euro for secondi and 10,00 euro for dolci. Their wine list is huge and prices vary from 30,00 euro for the cheapest Chianti upto 230,00 euro for a 2001 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino. We didn't order the last one. ;)
(*) prices end 2008.
Large restaurant with nice garden terrace. Food was not especially great, service was rather bad.
Expensive place, especially their wines!
Public: mostly wealthy tourists who stay in the Picollo Castello Hotel.
Favorite Dish: I don't remember what I have eaten, so probably nothing special.
Right in the main square, we believe this place to be very touristy and expensive. Well, it was not that cheap (tell me what is still cheap in Tuscany) but it worhted. Very lovely ambience in a sort of cellar, good Tuscan traditional dishes and a good choice for Tuscan wines.
This is a restaurant attached to a B&B right on the main square of Monteriggioni. The food was excellent but the real fun was watching all the activity on the piazza during lunch. A worker on break from a nearby store had his little dog and they put on quite a show for all of us. There was a brief rainstorm and that caused a bit of havoc when it started.
Favorite Dish: Here's my journal entry for the day regarding the restaurant.
We shared a bruschette . . . much better than yesterday . . . and both got pici with cinghiale sauce. We shared a caprese as our vegetable and got gelato for dessert. It was all very good and the setting delightful.
We're not gourmets and this is not a gourmet restaurant but it was reasonably priced, the service was excellent and the food delicious. We were very happy and would eat here again.
Haven't been in this place for maybe seven years, but when I last went the food was of the very traditional type, and cheap too! The ambience was cosy, if not luxurious, and the service polite and friendly.
I hear from friends that the place is still good but try it at your own risk since Monteriggioni has become much more touristy in recent years, and that usually means the food turns to the worse.
Favorite Dish: I remember having a good ribollita (bread and vegetable soup) but I don't know what they serve nowadays.
I first went to Il Pozzo when I was 8 years old after my Communion, and have always returned regularly.
Its offer is centered on the typically sienese fares, from game to mushrooms, from wild boar to beans pasta. A solid wine list, great ambience and smooth service add to the excellent experience.
Expect the bill to be proportional to the treat.
Favorite Dish: Wild boar in red wine and berry sauce - not sure if they still have it but it was a real treat (and you have to come in November, since that's the hunting season).
This winebar is a good stop after a walk around the small town. It's located in a corner on the Piazza. You can sit outside on the Piazza or in their garden that is shaded by old trees.
It's a good place for a typical Italian lunch (bruschetti, crostini, salads) or for a drink.
A typical wine bar that does also light lunches like bruschetti (yummie), salumi, cheese, salads. And almost all their wine is available per glass, also the expensive wines!
There is a lovely garden where you can sit in the shade provided by old trees and overlooking the city walls.
Favorite Dish: Bruschetti, crostini.
Salumi & formaggi.