Montepulciano Restaurants

Where to eat in Montepulciano, Italy

A heaping plate of Tuscany's famous pappardelle al chinghiale (sheet-like noodles with wild boar sauce).A heaping plate of Tuscany's famous pappardelle al cinghiale (super-wide noodles with wild boar sauce).

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Tuscany's famous pappardelle al cinghiale (sheet-like noodles in wild boar sauce) is sadly often made with frozen, farm-raised boar, but the pappardelle at Montepulciano's down-home Trattoria Diva & Maceo is so genuine I once bit into a pellet of buckshot (Via Gracchiano nel Corso 92, tel. +39-0578-716-951). Closed Tuesdays.

Marcella makes everyone feel at home at Cittino. The dining room opens off her living room, and she'll bring out a tray of the pastas hand-made fresh that morning for you to choose from. It's also a tiny hotel/rental room operation (Vicolo della Via Nuova 2/Via Voltaia nel Corso, tel. +39-0578-757-335).

You can get great simple dishes and platters of salamis and cheese from the owner's farm at the tavern-like Osteria dell’Acquacheta (Via del Teatro 22, tel. +39-0578-717-086, Closed Tuesdays.

Everyone from Pirandello to Fellini has made Art Nouveau Caffè Poliziano their Montepulciano home-away-from-home since 1868 for cappuccino and panini; try to snag a table with picture window valley views (Via Voltaia nel Corso 27-29, tel. +39-0578-758-615,

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