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La Cantina

Via San Luigi, n.3, 53026 Monticchiello, Pienza, Italy
+39 0578 755170
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“amuse bouche” (3 reviews)
“pasta” (7 reviews)
“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via San Luigi, n.3, 53026 Monticchiello, Pienza, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where we discovered pici noodles and gained a new appreciation for what pasta can be. Excellent service and clearly as local favorite. Being a bit out of the way further enhanced the experience, but this restaurant would hold its own in any Tuscan...More

Thank Imre B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience here. We know the mother ship to the Cantina but this was no less excellent cuisine than at La Porta. It's bigger which helps as La Porta is a difficult booking on many nights. There are lots of tourists as...More

Thank getgs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place under great ownership. We’ve been treated wonderfully. Perfect prosecco upfront, great amuse-bouche. The Ossobuco was to die for and the wine selection was simply delightful. Try the 2011 Lunadoro Eclisse if you’re into luscious red wines. Will return for sure.

Thank chrismarquardt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and friendly service, but not timely service. Expect to wait...a lot. They just need to hire more staff.

Thank Betsy W
Reviewed 22 August 2017

On our way from Pienza to Montepulciano we stopped in Montichiello for lunch. Luckily we were able to get a table in La Cantina. The place is very nicely decorated and the food was simply very good. Service was very friendly and accurate and no...More

Thank pauluspiscator
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We were disappointed not to be able to book the Osteria de la Porte (the 'father' or senior restaurant of this small group) but found La Cantina to be a fabulous alternative with a near identical menu. The ambience is warm, the room itself is...More

Thank Diptych
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We were surprised how nice it look when we walked into the restaurant. In a small quiet village, we didn't expected such a nice high end restaurant. The food was excellent, and service was wonderful. I'd love to go back.

Thank Yukon23
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My grandson and I came here as an introductory dinner for a culinary/biking tour with Cicloposse tours, and the experience knocked our socks off. Because the group was relatively large, twelve people, the meal was set except for dessert, in which we had our choice...More

Thank AprilLovesToTravel
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I held my post-wedding dinner at La Porta a few weeks ago. I had 50 guests and wanted to go somewhere different than where all our other events were hosted. I emailed with Daria a few times and set it all up with no problems....More

Thank Holly W
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

The place had been fully renovated when we visited. The food was spectacular in that every meal tasted as if designed by a master chef. They have a great selection of wines to go along with the meals. The staff is very helpful. I highly...More

Thank hazyfakie
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Average prices
USD 29
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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