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Sax Wine Bar

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Italian, Bar, Wine Bar
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Via del Teatro 28, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
+39 393 804 5771
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We discovered this place while staying in Montepulciano for 6 nights and it was the perfect place for lunch and a glass of wine. We ended up going 3 times! It is not fancy, but the pizza and soup were delicious. It was a nice break from our more formal dinners and pasta and meat. The pizza is very crispy,... More 

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Thank Amy M
Avon, Ohio
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is not a fancy restaurant. This is not a fancy bar. We actually were waiting to get a table at a big name place next door and needed a place to sit for 20 minutes. That said, the server promptly greeted us, brought us a bruschetta without us asking for it, and had our drinks ready pronto. There was... More 

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Thank Robert W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent! We have been back 3 times now. Sylvia, the proprietor, really knows food! We like high-end dinners but usually take a simple lunch. This place is perfect. Forget what you think you know about Pizza and watch this lady prepare everything from scratch. This sets the high-water mark for light lunches in Italy.

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Thank Mike S
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Good late night pizza, made fresh. We squeezed into the outside seating and enjoyed our first meal in town.

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Thank jlites
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Lovely bar with nice menu near the top of Monepulciano. Sympatico menu, excellent offerings, prices, nice view with outside tables and food and beverages. The owners are excellent cooks and do a lovely job with menus for lunch and dinner and in between. Many of the bars are just tourist spots and not quality food. This is an exception and... More 

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Thank Lesa U
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The little wooden tables on the street outside this wine bar attracted us. It wasn't very busy but the service was not up to scratch. I ordered a spaghetti, Alia Olio Peperoncini. You would have thought the Chef had never prepared this dish before. There was no taste of chilli at all and a few small pieces of dried chilli... More 

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Thank Kenty114
Pudsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We visited here a few times during our stay in Montepulciano, partly because it was near our apartment, and partly because it was good value. The wines were good, and if at happy hour (5-7pm) it came with plates of meats and cheeses, at other times some bruschetta. The owner was friendly, although was the only one person there and... More 

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Thank kingduncan81
Florence, Italy
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

My husband and I wanted lunch but most of the restaurants were closed. We came across Sax and decided to give a go. It is a very small restaurant and we were seated in the cantina. The table was dirty from the previous eaters. We sat a couple minutes before the waitress wiped the table off and took our order... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

We stopped by while staying in the old city during the week after the tourists leave and many of the restaurants close for a few days. Knowing that our options would be mostly limited to places frequented by locals was encouraging to us as we prefer such experiences. Our lunch of local salami, bean soup, and truffle tagliatelle accompanied by... More 

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Thank Melissa B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for brunch on a Sunday morning and had a very nice panini and cappuccino. Sat outside in the sun watching the world go by on our last day in Montepulciano.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Teatro 28, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montepulciano
  • Phone Number: +39 393 804 5771

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