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La Cantina

Via San Luigi, n.3, 53026 Monticchiello, Pienza, Italy
+39 0578 755170
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“risotto” (2 reviews)
“her daughter” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via San Luigi, n.3, 53026 Monticchiello, Pienza, Italy
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a family dinner at La Cantina. The food was authentic, tasty and well priced. The wine list is great and with some helpful advice we had great food and wine.

Thank canolo2015
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great place. We had the Easter dinner with kids and the staff was always available for any request. Food and wine as expected, tasteful and well serviced. Prices mid/high, but strongly recommended.

Thank superdyzzy
Reviewed 26 November 2016

La Cantina is a lovely traditional restaurant with terracotta tiled floor and vaulted brick ceiling. We enjoyed a four course dinner paired with local wines. The food, Antipasti, Risotto, Pork with Spinach apple sauce and roast potatoes, then Panna Cotta with red berries, was sensational....More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Fabulous dinner! Same owners as La Porta, with a less fancy menu, and they're happy to accommodate off menu requests. Best cacio e pepe ever!

Thank jostephx
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This small restaurant is owned by Osteria la Porta and maintains that facility's high standards. My husband ordered beef tartare. I ordered an asparagus souffle. Both were excellent. It may be a bit of splurge, but given the quality of the food, La Cantina is...More

Thank picklesMinnesota
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We held our wedding ‘welcome dinner’ at La Cantina and it was one of the highlights of our wedding. Daria at La Cantina is simply amazing. From my very first email with her, to the completion of our welcome dinner, Daria was fantastic. So easy...More

1  Thank Emma N
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We wound up here one night after being turned away from La Porta, which was full. However, not to worry because the food we had was delicious. Try the pecorino/asparagus soufflé! The wine list is extensive and the service was excellent.

Thank salamandrina
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very good food on par with La Porta. Atmoshphere is a bit cold/too modern for my liking. Service was excellent and did choose perfect wine to the food.

Thank cdpils
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Stayed in the village and had two lovely meals in this restaurant, one as a couple and one as a wedding party of 50 people. Both experiences were great with good food both nights.

Thank scruffyent
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant pretends to be a traditional Italian restaurant but they are not; food was heated in the micro-wave (not fresh prepared) and food was not fresh like you expect from a traditional italian restaurant. We ordered wine (1/2 liter) and we received another wine...More

Thank Lizzy v
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 21:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Luigi, n.3, 53026 Monticchiello, Pienza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Pienza  >  Monticchiello
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 755170
A new restaurant in this unspoiled mediaeval hill town. It is run by Deborah, the charming daughter of Daria, owner of Monticchiello's famed La Porta. I hosted a wedding eve dinner there on July 7th - the first big party Deborah had catered. The food, wine, service and ambience were ll outstanding. I can't praise the generosity of spirit which animated the whole event highly enough.