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Fonte Alla Vena

Via Dante Alighieri 137 | Via Dante Alighieri 137, 53027 San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy
+39 0577 897034
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“panzanella” (2 reviews)
“pici” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Via Dante Alighieri 137 | Via Dante Alighieri 137, 53027 San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I rarely write restaurant reviews but we had such a compelling experience that it worth sharing. After driving through some of the most picturesque roads of Tuscany we were starving but hard to find anything in that area around 3pm. We chanced by this restaurant...More

Thank Miss_Gl0betr0tter
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We ate here by chance and it was one of the best Tuscan lunches we have had. Luciano was very friendly and spoke excellent English having worked in London so was able to advise on all the 'specials' for that day. The choices we made...More

Thank Global59
Reviewed 4 January 2017

By lucky chance we found this gem of a restaurant, just outside the touristy part of S.Quirico. Excellent home cooked Tuscan food, professional and friendly staff who were on hand to guide us in our choice of food and wine, and to cap it all...More

Thank _andrew101250
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Pleasant surprise! Great location and really good fresh amazing food cooked to perfection! Very welcoming and professional staff, the owner Luciano is very friendly and also very knowledgable about local produce and wines. If you're looking for a lovely dinner in San Quirico this is...More

Thank Rickyyyyyyyyyyy
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Very good location, easy parking. Welcoming owner and staff. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Especially good were the Tuscan beans and starter course as well as the mains. We recommend warmly

Thank David C
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had a short window of time to eat lunch and get back for our appointment at the La Foce gardens. San Querico was close by and this was the first restaurant we found on the outskirts of town. There seemed to be nobody there...More

Thank Prepaed
Reviewed 16 September 2016

After being very disappointed from the welcome we received at top rated El Ciacco, we decided to skip that place and try this more low key restaurant just outside of the historic centre. We were greeted with a smile by the owner, which was a...More

Thank jujupop
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Average setting on edge of approx 300metres downhill from the main town. Clean pleasant outside dining. Efficient welcoming staff. Cheese selection nicely presented and at last a manager who volunteered without prompting to tell us about the cheeses! Pici amatriciana, in support of the earthquake...More

Thank Intenditore
Reviewed 26 August 2016

After greeting us outside the front door and personally introducing himself, Luciano gave us a typically warm Roman welcome at this Tuscan locanda, just outside the walls of San Quirico. He is from the Castelli Romani and knows how to make his guests feel at...More

Thank jt00187
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We found this restaurant only on our last day unfortunately. The food is excellent home cooked fare using only fresh locally grown ingredients and a good choice of local wines. The service was friendly and the host, who spoke English, made us very welcome explaining...More

Thank Annie_20165
Luciano P, Proprietario at Fonte Alla Vena, responded to this review

Thank you so much!!!! We hope to see you again in Val d'Orcia! Luciano

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Restaurant Details

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    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 34
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dante Alighieri 137 | Via Dante Alighieri 137, 53027 San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy (Formerly Da Fiorella)
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Quirico d'Orcia
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 897034
  • E-mail
Description
The Fonte alla Vena Inn is a warm and welcoming restaurant in an ancient building of historical importance which has recently been renovated. It is on the Cassia Road, close to the village of San Quirico d'Orcia close to Montalcino , Motepulciano and only 4 km from Bagno Vignoni well known for its hot springs The restaurant used to be an inn where " knights" would stop to eat, drink, sleep and let their horses drink. The building in front of the inn was a furnace where the famous Chigean pottery was baked. This has lent its name to the restaurant. The restaurant is run by owner Luciano who give the guests a warm and friendly welcome. At the end of the meal, guests are invited to leave their comments and suggestions in the guest book, which will be used to continually improve the quality of the restaurant.