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La Taverna di Moranda

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Via di Mezzo 17/13, 53026 Monticchiello, Pienza, Italy
+39 0578 755145
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12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful lunch in this great restaurant. The owner is an excellent chef and great host. The truffle pasta was outstanding!

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Thank Margaret D
Cleveland, Ohio
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We've been coming to La Taverna di Moranda for many years and every time it is simply outstanding! The food is perfection and the owners are incredibly charming. A must visit on your trip!

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Thank davisten
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

As many other reviewers have said, the food here is simply excellent and it is well worth the short walk up the hill from the gateway to this ancient village. The menu is made up of local specialities and some universal favourites such as steak. We tried the Panna Cotta and Tiramisu for pudding and found both excellent. The excellence... More 

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Thank Gravity99
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We ended up here by chance after La Porta messed up our reservation (and were quite rude about it). Thank goodness we did! We had an amazing meal here - the delicious homemade pici and tagliatelle, the best rabbit dish, and the light semifreddo. The decor is quaint and not crowded - a lovely intimate and relaxed setting. The owner... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Most people seem to go to the bustling restaurant by the old gates of Montichiello but if you walk a little further up the hill you get to La Taverna di Moranda on the left and a truly delicious meal in an atmospheric antique cellar. The menu is reasonably small but everything is freshly prepared and cooked to perfection. We... More 

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Thank fooderella
NY
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Went there 12 years ago. Outstanding!! Very glad to read it's still wonderful. The setting, Montechiello, the picci with cinghialle - best pasta in Italy.

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Thank Richard M
bangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

This small restaurant is a short walk up the hill through the entry gate to the city, easy to miss if you don't explore. The setting is beautiful, rustic in nature. The food is incredible, same for the wine, prices reasonable. The owners are French and very friendly. When in Monticchiello, don't miss it.

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Thank Gunny49er
Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

This little Tuscan gem, operated by Francoise and Massimo, is not to be missed. The setting is quaint, the food and wine is outstanding, and the proprietors' attention to detail is exemplary. We will return soon.

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The very attractive La Taverna di Moranda is beautifully run by a wonderful caring Italian chef Massimo, his mama and and extremely warm, delightfully emotional, articulate in multiple languages French Italian wife Francoise with whom many stories and heart laughs were exchanged. The overall atmosphere was cozy warm and friendly. Tables were animated with good conversation and pleasurable interaction. Everything... More 

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Barkhamsted, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Since 2007 we have been visiting Italy each spring, seeing many areas of the country. Each time we pass through the Val D'Orcia area we make sure to stop at this extraordinarily special restaurant, and each time we leave saying "this is the best food in Italy." This tiny, picture-perfect hill town should be visited for its views, pretty lanes,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$43
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Mezzo 17/13, 53026 Monticchiello, Pienza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Pienza  >  Monticchiello
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 755145

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?