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“This is why we come to Italy”
Review of Il Moro

Il Moro
Ranked #4 of 78 Restaurants in Montalcino
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 1 August 2018

It is so easy to find great food in Tuscany but there is more to dining here than just great food. It is the wonderful people and the friendly owners of these small establishments that make all of this so enjoyable. This is the secret to Il Moro in Tuscany. Allesandro, the owner, is a warm and generous man. Everything is done for the customers satisfaction. Generous pours of wine and food to taste with them. Any request was attended to and the food was excellent. Wild boar with pappardelle was cooked perfectly and the veal was tasty. The seasonal grilled vegetables were a meal in themselves.
The real charm to the restaurants rests on the small balcony with 3 small tables for 2. The countryside is there to gaze at and enjoy. It is more of a local establishment and that is what makes it so charming. If you want to get at the heart of Italy visit Allesandro and Il Moro. You will be glad that you did.

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4  Thank Valvoni
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RistoranteilMor... M, Direttore at Il Moro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

:D hello, thanks for this beautiful review, i am very happy your time in Montalcino are so good, i hope see soon.

:) a big Greetings by me and my staff

Alessandro

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Try to get a table out on the tiny balcony overlooking Montalcino wall, the views are lovely.
This is a multi generation family run restaurant that offers warm gracious service by Alessandro and family. The Tuscan traditional food is excellent, the pici in particular is perfect. Wine tasting offers great value with generous portions of food. Enjoyed very much, we came back and will continue to do so.

3  Thank Loreen K
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RistoranteilMor... M, Direttore at Il Moro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

:D Hi, thanks for this beautiful review i hope see again in Montalcino, a big hug by the staff and me .. :)

Alessandro

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We chose this place because we wanted to sit outside overlooking the countryside for our last night in Montalcino. Everything on the menu is reasonably priced and we ordered wine, beer, first and second courses. While we were waiting for our first course, the owner came out with a plate of salami and prosciutto, local pecorino cheese, and a bowl of spicy pasta to go with my husband's beer. Then came our actual primi piatti of spaghetti with oil and garlic and pappardelle with wild boar sauce. Both were prepared perfectly. Then our second courses. I had the veal with rucola salad -- prepared rare, very tender, with fresh lemon and greens -- exquisite. My husband had a local sausage that was perfectly grilled and very tasty. As we were finishing, the owner came by with a bottle of 2012 Brunello (a very good vintage in Montalcino) for us to try. We ordered two espressos -- and the owner came with a plate of mixed desserts, including biscotti and vin santo, and a homemade cake. AND a bottle of local grappa. We were amazed. Everything was soooo good, the owner was delightful, and the final bill was under 50 Euro. Please find Il Moro and enjoy! They are at the end of the main drag. If it's a nice night, ask to sit on the terrace. You will not be disappointed. I wish we had another night in Montalcino -- we'd visit Il Moro again!

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2  Thank bethinvermont
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RistoranteilMor... M, Direttore at Il Moro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for this great review, I am very happy that you have chosen this old place, it often happens that some companies present their wines here and there is always something matched with the glass or the bottle, I am very happy that everything went well, I hope that you will come back again in Montalcino

Greetings from all the staff

Alessandro

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Not only was the food excellent but service from the owner was over the top. It is traditional Tuscan fare. Ragu, game, lamb, steak and yes, truffles! We engaged the owner in a nice conversation and out of the blue, he brought extra dishes to our table of tasty appetizers. It was like dining at my grandma and grandpa's for Sunday dinner....the food just kept coming. He also provided good guidance for small producer Brunellos.

Ask for the back room or terrace. The view is breath taking. The food was excellent and cooked with love (his wife is the chef) but just the whole ambiance made this a great choice for our last night in Montalcino. BTW.....many locals eat here.

Motto grazie to the owners for making our stay a memorable experience.

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2  Thank RALJAL75
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RistoranteilMor... M, Direttore at Il Moro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

We are really happy that it was a good experience, Montalcino is a fantastic territory for the products, I hope you will return one day to try other wineries and menus

A big hello from all the staff, see you soon

Alessandro

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We had our first meal in montalcino here on a Saturday night. The food was good quality but there were only four tables occupied and the restaurant was silent and lacked atmosphere. Didn’t return.

1  Thank Stamford116
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RistoranteilMor... M, Direttore at Il Moro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Im sorry,but sometime happen a quiet evening

a greeting from Montalcino

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