Italy: Tuscany

Montalcino and Montepulciano

Heartland for classic reds from Sangiovese
By Michèle Shah

This Guide was last updated on 28 April 2011
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Ristorante di Poggio Antico

Address: 53024 Montalcino
Tel: 0577-849200   Fax: 0577-849200
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 43:2:1N (43.03362)     Longitude: 11:28:42E (11.47844)  

This restaurant is situated on the premises of the Poggio Antico wine estate and is run independently by renowned chef Roberto Minnetti, native to Tuscany. It offers fine dining, based on local tradition and fresh ingredients of the highest quality. The location, set among the vineyards, gives good views of Monte Amiata. The ambience is elegant and the price substantial, depending not only on the food you choose but also on what you drink. Poggio Antico offers a good wine list, particularly focusing on local Brunello wines.

Useful information: Menus: €60-€80. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week from April to October. Closed Sunday evening and all day Monday from November to March and closed 7 January – 31 January. Reservations are recommended.

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