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Ristorante Il Covo

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Strada Per Chianciano 1/3, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
+39 0578 757228
Fri - Wed 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:15
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We popped in here with our children on a whim and we were very blessed. Great food and great company. The gnocchi were amazing and the ragù was stupendous. I loved hearing about the owner/chef's family recipes and her upcoming cookbook. Everything was great and they treated our children with patience and kindness.

Thank Spiritaneous
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This was one of the highlights of our stay in Montepulciano, and we had lots of amazing food at wonderful places in various villages. From the moment we walked in we were welcomed like regular guests, the service was friendly and helpful, efficient without being rushing. The food was exceptional, so fresh and well prepared, and in an area with... More 

1 Thank DaisyHound1
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We had been given a few recommendations from our Villa host. As we were tired from travelling we didn't want to head into town so thought we would try this place out as it was the closest. So glad we did! The food was simply delicious and the service was excellent- he really took the time to explain the menu... More 

1 Thank Danii S
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant. Staff very friendly and helpful. The restaurant offers Tuscan specialities and various types of pizza. Large selection of wines. Prices are affordable for everyone. We recommend it.

1 Thank AlexanderBlack
Sunset Beach, NC
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159 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had found il Covo on TA before we left the states and thought we might eat there one night to get out of the old city and maybe try a place more locals would eat. Il Covo is located perhaps a five minute drive from the Fortezza. We made reservations for a Friday evening, 1/2 hour after opening, but... More 

Thank Coldbrew
Bedford, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We had an amazingly delicious dinner at Il Covo. From the outside we were not sure it would be special but it was recommended by our hotel and it was one of our best meals in Italy ! The local Brunello wine was also fantastico!!

1 Thank bobbykipp
McKinney, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Ate here 2 nights in a row:)) We were hungry and walking back to our room, saw this place and gave it a try. We were there 5 minutes prior to opening, but they sat us, told us it would be a few minutes before the kitchen was ready. We stood and watch the chef (or assistant) finish stuffing the... More 

1 Thank Becky C
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, tasty pizza, good choice of wines and also fair prices. We were looking for a quite spot and we found this little gem, we recommend it.

1 Thank Davide R
Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We enjoyed pizza two evenings at this restaurant. The service is excellent along with the food. The food other tables ordered looked delicious.

Thank AlexandreaB28
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We had delicious take-away pizza twice during our stay in Montepulciano. The restaurant has an outside area with a gorgeous view of Montepulciano and the valley below.

Thank Kaha80

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 11 - USD 56
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strada Per Chianciano 1/3, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montepulciano
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 757228
"Il Covo".... the restaurant of traditions, the place where we maintain, conserve and reintroduce the recipes of my great-grand mother, the genuineness of the used products, the love for cooking, following to the ancient recipes to offer the real flavours of our family's cooking Eating at Covo means eating meals prepared with local ingredients, with fresh and seasonal vegetables. Our pasta is handmade, our dishes are made to order, to ensure freshness and genuineness. We add our phantasy, our creative touch to the tradition, creating faithful dishes to our recipes but with a touch of originality. The "Ristorante Il Covo" is: homemade pasta, fresh vegetables soups in according with the seasons, grilled T-bone steaks, thinly slice of grilled steak meat, filet steaks, which are barbecued..., and then, our tasty wild boar and our seafood recipes' selection which the chef propose with intense passion and great success. Finally our pizza, which is baked with a natural 24h-long rising, in order to become highly digestible, crisp and light. In fact Il Covo is a wine bar also, and offers a wide wineries brand's selections presents in our territory prosperous of excellences The "Ristorante Il Covo" is the haunt for people who know how to eat well and for everybody who wants to continue to do it with a glass of good wine in the hand.

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