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Osteria La Porta

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Via del Piano 1, 53026 Monticchiello, Pienza, Italy
+39 0578 755163
09:00 - 00:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here quite late in the evening so we couldn't stay on the terrace but from what i could see you get a wonderful panoramic view. Now for the food, I know they were ready to close the kitchen but still they turned out extraordinary dishes. All the dishes were amazing, especially the beef cheek.

Thank CorneliusMK
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Monticchiello (Siena) is a little town of 90 aprox. resident. It is a relax place where you can take a walk. This osteria is located in the entrance of the town. It has all tocans wines and you can eat extremely good.

Thank Matthew0H
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have written about La Porta before but I go there regularly and the quality of food and staff does not waiver. Moreno is a master chef, a kind and sociable man who is intensely into his food. He sources his food himself and the specials are able to reflect what is in season and at its best. The menu... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch on the balcony once and dinner there two nights while in the area and had a wonderful experience. We enjoyed everything we tried, including perfectly cooked steak with side of sauteed veggies, excellent broiled cod fish with a fantastic side of spinach, pasta and the deserts we tried (a chocolate decadence cake in a custard sauce and... More 

Thank Robert G
Waverly, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the small village of Monticchiello, you will find this gem of a restaurant. The views from the terrace are amazing. The service was great and the owner Daria was very welcoming, giving us tips about different wines. We had black and white truffles 2 different ways. Also we shared several of the delicious desserts. Definitely a restaurant experience to... More 

Thank Emolly
Cape Town
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a random hike from Montepulciano with a girlfriend many years ago, we stumbled across this amazing little restaurant situated right on the mediaeval walls of the picturesque village of Monticchiello, in Tuscany and we swore to the lovely owner, Daria Capelli, we would return one day. My friend beat me to it last year and claimed it was even... More 

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Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

For the second year in a row, I arranged for my women's travelling group to have lunch at L'Osteria La Porta after our lovely 6km walk from the hilltop town of Pienza. I had worked with Daria, the owner, via email to create the perfect experience for my group -- a couple of leisurely hours on her terrace with a... More 

Thank Canada116
Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A small menu with high quality ingredients. Wild boar and truffles fresh salads were our choice. Juicy pink dry wine was the best.Service was good and explained the menu in English.

Thank cozzie50
Greenwich, Connecticut
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

As other have said, the view is breathtaking. We made a reservation, were told there were no tables outside but when we arrived the gracious signora found a wonderful table for us outside with the view of villages in the distance. The menu was varied, my antipasto quail was fabulous as was the ravioli of spinach, ricotta and truffles, finished... More 

Thank Sheila M
Avila Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We luckily got table on the terrace and it was a great dinner experience. It's a tiny restaurant which is utilizing every inch to serve delicious Tuscan cooking to its devoted customers. Loved the experience and location. I wish we had time to come back there for lunch, views must be stunning in the day light.

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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
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Piano 1, 53026 Monticchiello, Pienza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Pienza  >  Monticchiello
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 755163
The tavern is located in proximity of the entrance door of Monticchiello, a nice medieval village near Pienza.With its few places (it is better to reserve), it proposes an elegant room, furnished with taste in typical tuscan style, it is comfortable and familiar. The courtesy and the professionality of the owner, Daria, young and passionate sommelier, are an optimal guide in the choice of the plates and the wines. During the beautiful season it is possible to eat in the terrace, enjoying a wonderful sight on Pienza, the Val d'Orcia and the Amiata.Accommodation in Monticchiello- The residence "Il Torrino" is a panoramic apartment obtained from the restauration of an ancient tower belonging to the boundaries of the medieval suburb Monticchiello. The structure, in proximity of the principal access to the village, has been completely restructured from the owner with taste and scrupulous care of the details. At guests' disposal a double room and a living-room with couch-bed and TV; panoramic view on Pienza and the Val d’Orcia. The prices for the weekly stay change according to the season and are comprehensive of heating, final cleaning, household linen. For briefer stays contact the owner.

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