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Enoteca La Fortezza di Montalcino

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Wine Bar
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Piazza La Fortezza, Montalcino, Italy
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 486 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For a special evening in the medieval restaurant in the fortress, with a romantic terrace, it need's a reservation , nice in the evening, but also for a lunch; the cuisine in Montalcino is everywhere excellent, simple, but with special tastes and flavors. We had no reservation and so we don't try it.

Thank Manuela L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Set on one side of the fort's yard and at the entrance to climb the fort, this is a good place for a lunch snack and some wine tasting. But be careful purchasing your favourite wine thereafter, which we found to be significantly pricier than if you bought it at a normal wine merchant.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Whilst also a cafe and viewing point, this location operates as a serious wine merchant with some of the most amazing Brunello and Super Tuscan. The best collection in Montalcino and that takes some doing. The staff have amazing knowledge and you can ry almost anything before you buy which reduces risk

Thank halebrennan
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

A friend recommended this place during my stay in Montalcino. Wine expert at la fortezza asked me what I liked and put together a nice wine flight for a modest 30 Euros. It was a hell of an experience to drink vino in an old fortress.

Thank Rodrigo M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is the quaint little wine bar / enoteca inside the Fortezza at Montalcino. We did a wine tasting there. The service was very good, we met Irald, who was super polite, knowledgeable and surprisingly very well travelled! The wine selection is quite vast, the enoteca is very charming and old style. With the wines you get some crackers and... More 

Thank Leena S
Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were here twice in 2 days during our Montalcino stay, Lapo took care of us once and a lovely friendly blonde woman. They really do have the very best selection of Brunello wines on the planet. Plus the food is fantastic. They set us up on a table outside in the sun and we enjoyed sampling many great wines... More 

Thank BeachesandBrunello
Sparks, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

While we thoroughly enjoy Brunnello's, they really do not fit in our budget very often. So was nice to spend some time tasting. We purchased the higher end tasting to share and the sommelier brought additional wines to taste, both expensive and those that were more in line with our wallet. The appetizers to complement the wine are also delicious... More 

Thank Etrusci
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Expensive wine, expensive tasting, great setting and friendly service that seems to make the effort to please their guests. I tasted 3 "top" wines of the region (their label). Biondi Santi was one, Drago and one other I can't remember. The cost of this tasting was nearly 20 euro which is exceptionally expensive for the area, however the wines were... More 

Thank dougmatt_ta
Champaign, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Can't imagine a more pleasant and historical setting to taste the wines of this region that here at the castle in the city of Montalcino. Definitely a bucket list event for me and should be for any Brunello lover. They have several options available to taste and the servers are very knowledgeable about the wines...both large and small producers. They... More 

Thank mooresy2
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

See my review for the castle. This place was once wonderful but it has become absolutely soulless, having sold its soul to tourists. Rip-off prices for no real substance. A big big disappointment, dripping with pretentious nouvelle cuisine. Stay away.

Thank dickonfotheringay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza La Fortezza, Montalcino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montalcino
  • Phone Number: 0577849211
Tel 0577 849211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?