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“Probably good if you only want a drink”

Caffe Fiaschetteria Italiana 1888
Ranked #60 of 75 Restaurants in Montalcino
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We couldn't get into Blu (which was suggested by Laura at Canalicchio) so tried this given the location in the main square. Pastas were forgettable and overcooked which I think is cardinal in Italy while the bruschetta with porcini had some sloppy sauce and only a few mushrooms. Nicoise salad was fine, but with canned tuna you can get that at any food court or cafe in the world. Go to Alle Logge di Piazza across the square, it is much better for food.

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Thank Darby T
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We stopped for lunch. The better dish was the salad with Tuscan beef - very good. Full of flavor, lemon squeezed over the top very nice. Bread was good. The grilled cheeses sandwich was not good. Service was average - not attentive but responsive once asked. The alfresco dining was nice in the square. Be sure to look inside at the wine library and the counters - very quaint. Bathroom was great!

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We sat to have some brunch in this attractive place but we were not made to feel welcome.
A cafe full of Brunello, Bondi, Morellino and other wines with a lot of history. Some exhibits on the wall were telling their own stories. I liked the place but not as a cafe.
Their wine was also expensive, probably because it is very touristic area.

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Thank Panathinaikos-13
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

My husband with 6 walking friends visited this atmospheric café at the start of a walk. They decided to go to the bar and pay bar prices as they were in a hurry. After waiting several minutes they were ushered to sit in the bar area whilst the waitress served people outside at tables. This was on the understanding that they were merely sitting whilst they waited. After they were charged 4.50 euros each for the cappuccinos rather than the 1.50 bar price. When this was queried, the staff simply shrugged and pretended not to understand.

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

I've been here many, many times, usually because other places in town are closed. I usually don't feel welcome here, the staff has always been a bit attitude-laden, and my experience stretches back to 1995. These days they use ultra-pasteurized milk, I think, because the coffee drinks with milk have that odd flavor of that sort of milk. Not so great. It's a lovely space, but I just don't care for the staff.

Thank SambaMaster
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