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Castello Banfi La Taverna

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Castello di Poggio alle Mura | Poggio Alle Mura, 53024 Poggio alle Mura, Montalcino, Italy
+39 0577 877524
12:30 - 14:30
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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285 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Lunch was served in a pleasant high-ceilinged room decorated with tapestries. We had the tasting menu which was paired with Castello Banfi wines. Service was immaculate and the food and wines excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Richard A
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

After driving up to Montalcino with much anticipation to visit the Banfi Castle we were very disappointed with the lunch we had there. First of all the restaurant was lacking charm - everything was too new. Not what we expected. I ordered soup and was served a half of a ladle. I did not like the flavor so switched with... More 

Thank tinapas123
Pensacola, Florida
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144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Enjoyed a big, long lunch here with 4 other couples. Only prix fixe meals. You choose how many courses and which of 4-5 menus you would like. Wine - all Castello Banfi, of course - with each course. Mostly their mid-priced wines but each was entirely appropriate. The meal was beautifully presented. We never felt hurried. Service was friendly and... More 

Thank Skip H
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I had the 5 course food and wine pairing before heading out to see the vineyard. The food was outstanding and possibly the best we had in Italy (yes, it was that good). The wine pairings were just as outstanding and generous (they refilled my glass several times). This was a definite highlight of our Italy trip... More 

Thank GNussen
Kfar Saba, Israel
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We just take a look inside and looks very nice. Good for a business meeting or a romantic eavning. The decorations are beautiful. You have a close enter but with view to thyer old bottles in the basement.

Thank Alexandru L
Mokena, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We always visit Banfi on trips to Tuscany. Their luncheon menus are wonderful and you are able to taste many wines that are not easy to find here at home. Very enjoyable.

Thank Claudia B
Sao Paulo, SP
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166 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The distance is not so long, but takes time to go there.. It is a beautifull castel. The restaurante and the wine tasting are very good. There is also a big offer of wine to buy.

Thank miltonassumpcao
Belo Horizonte, MG
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is incredible ! We had the chefs menu with 5 plates whereas each one of them comes with a wine that matches exactly with the food! Price was fare considering that we also had the wine included ! One of the best desert we have tried in Italy! Service was also very very good!

Thank igoraramuni
Juan M, Direttore at Castello Banfi La Taverna, responded to this review

Dear Igoraramuni, thanks a lot for such a great review in our restaurant La Taverna. We appreciate you took the time to describe your experience at Castello Banfi and hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again in a nearby future. Best regards, Juan Miquel Hospitality Director More 

Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Eat outside on patio if possible! It is amazing at lunch or dinner! Wine is superb! Staff are fantastic.

Thank Lindberg32
Juan M, Direttore at Castello Banfi La Taverna, responded to this review

Dear Lindberg32, thanks so much for taking the time to writte your comments about our restaurant La Taverna. We are all glad we exceed your expectations and hope you will visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Juan Miquel Hospitality Director More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful dining experience. The restaurant is situated on the property right inside part of the castle and is just beautiful inside. They have a super cool underground wine cellar that seems to have bottles of wine hundreds of years old and more. You can view the cellar from inside the restaurant. The service was amazing and extremely sophisticated... More 

Thank Andrewlermsider

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$54 - US$102
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello di Poggio alle Mura | Poggio Alle Mura, 53024 Poggio alle Mura, Montalcino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montalcino  >  Poggio alle Mura
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 877524
A classical Tuscan restaurant in the shade of our medieval castle of Poggio alleMura. Taverna Banfi, open for lunch, is positioned beneath the vaulted arches of the former barrel cellars of the castle where Brunello once rested in large oak casks.

In a very pleasant atmosphere, our menu offers the traditional dishes of Montalcino and Tuscany, enhanced by the freshness and authenticity of local ingredients.

To respect the calm of our guests, pets are not allowed.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?