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La Taverna di Moranda

Via di Mezzo 17/13, 53026 Monticchiello, Pienza, Italy
+39 0578 755145
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“rack of lamb” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (15 reviews)
“pici” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via di Mezzo 17/13, 53026 Monticchiello, Pienza, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visit Monticchiello JUST to eat at Taverna di Moranda. Actually....I visit Italy to eat at Taverna di Moranda! Overstated? Perhaps but it is about 99% true. This gem, owned and run by fabulous couple Massimo and Francesca, consistently delivers exceptional and imaginative meals. Unfortunately...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The place is owned and staffed by an older - as in their 60's maybe - couple. Best meal in town and a small, cozy environment. Very calming after a day of sightseeing. The wife/server is a delight.

Thank Betsy W
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic find. The owners were delightful funny and so attentive. That however is just the topping on an extraordinaire cake. The rack of lamb was to die for! In the words of my son, "If Helen of Troy could start a war, this...More

Thank Kelley V
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I can't stay away! My husband and I enjoyed a fantastic meal yesterday. We shared the Tuna tartar with lemon and red pepper corns followed by Pici pasta with pork sausage ragu and I had the green pasta with seafood and a sauce impossible to...More

Thank 59canadian
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Great meal and excellent service. Excellent amuse bouche and appetisers we had lamb and tagliate that were both excellent and some great wine at a very good price

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We've been coming back again and again to enjoy Massimo's fabulous cooking - and this visit it's consistently excellent yet again. We love the pasta with porcine or summer vegetables, the salmon, the lamb in rosemary and garlic. This restaurant is tucked away, you dine...More

Thank fooderella
Reviewed 30 March 2017

After nearly four years away, I was fortunate to return to Monticchiello three weeks ago. The main reason I returned.... La Taverna di Moranda! Simply put, this is the best food in all of Italy. It was four years ago and it remains true this...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful lunch in this great restaurant. The owner is an excellent chef and great host. The truffle pasta was outstanding!

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We've been coming to La Taverna di Moranda for many years and every time it is simply outstanding! The food is perfection and the owners are incredibly charming. A must visit on your trip!

Thank davisten
Reviewed 7 September 2016

As many other reviewers have said, the food here is simply excellent and it is well worth the short walk up the hill from the gateway to this ancient village. The menu is made up of local specialities and some universal favourites such as steak....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$35 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Mezzo 17/13, 53026 Monticchiello, Pienza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Pienza  >  Monticchiello
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 755145
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