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Ristorante Il Giardino

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Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 1, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
+39 0577 848026
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London
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2012

We arrived in Montalcino by foot having walked 20km from our last hotel, including the 2km climb up to the town and so were tired and hungry. The day happened to be my wife's birthday so we were looking for a slightly different meal to the normal Tuscan fare and were not disappointed. The owner/chef Paola is an inspired cook... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2012 via mobile

Sat in the garden opposite the restaurant on a warm August night. Service good - not great but the food was high quality great local ingredients inventively prepared. Not the usual Tuscan menu but modern with flan: prawns, lamb and veal cheek were stand outs. But the scraping of plates at the table by the waitstaff was jarring. Great value... More 

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new york, ny
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2012

This was our favorite dinner in Montalcino. While the setting was more formal than our taste, the food and service were spot on. We started with the eggplant appetizer along with… For entrees, we got a lamb pasta and rabbit. We had a beautiful bottle of Brunello di Montalcino and split the pears for dessert. A very special dinner for... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2011

Food was excellent. Had casa vino and was excellent as well

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Sao Paulo
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2011

We had dinner tonight at this restaurant, which is located at one end of Montalcino's city main road. The crunchy egg with white truffle is simply amazing and unforgettable. I also had the pigeon with foies gras and polenta, which was very flavorfull e prepared with perfection. As most of of the restaurants in the city, has a very good... More 

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London
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2010

if you are eating in Montacino THIS is the restaurant to eat in. i really couldnt fault the place. a real pleasure to eat there on several occassions now.

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Amsterdam
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226 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2010

Good to very good food. Not cheap but considering the quality not bad value. It is nice to sit in the garden.

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Pasadena, California
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2010

Fabulous food. Great wine advice. We ate in the outside garden dining area and it was beautiful. Not a bad thing to say about this restaurant.

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connecticut
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225 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2009

Across the street from ristorante is their garden courtyard which has vine covered canopy under the arbors...this is very nice...had nice lunch here pasta homemade and very good...but be prepared this is very expensive here...no local wine and by the bottle too expensive..so we had 1 glass each and they dont fill them much ...didnt know this was an expensive... More 

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California
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Reviewed 28 January 2009

One of the best ever! The white truffle pasta was to die for. We had to go back a second night to make sure it was as good as we thought--it was!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$34
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 1, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montalcino
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 848026

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