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La Cantina

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Via San Luigi, n.3, 53026 Monticchiello, Pienza, Italy
+39 0578 755170
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 21:30
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19:30 - 21:30
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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285 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. Owner Daria dropped by our table to ensure that everything was to everyone’s liking. Great... More 

Thank Richard A
Pleasant Hill, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Mason City
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 an excellent value.

Thank picklesMinnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 to deal with, Daria sent me a suggested dinner menu for our guests which was... More 

Thank Emma N
Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 in the carafe (less good). Also, you pay way to much for the food you... More 

Thank Lizzy v
London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, locally sourced, well balanced menu. Great advice on an extensive range of local wines. Friendly staff. Fantastic electrical storm and downpour. Monticchiello just like a film set, ochre street lights, stone paving, mysterious shadows. Magic.

Thank bob_architect
Eastern Norway, Norway
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Seems like a new add-on to the renown Osteria La Porta. La Cantina serves good food, but maybe not in the way you would expected compared to the Osteria. Also the surrondings and interior are more modern and commercial. Next time we will book our table at the Osteria instead.

Thank Capomano

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 21:30
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.

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