Eating Well in Montalcino
Our first meal in Montalcino was after the Banfi wine tasting. We had planned on eating at our hotel restaurant (which smelled amazing when we walked in), but they were full, so we asked for a recommendation. They sent us next door – which always makes me nervous. Is this place actually going to be good, or are they just buddies and send each other overflow.
Lucky for us, next door was Re di Macchia was right next door, and it was actually fantastic. It was a tiny family run place, with good service. We had a great bottle of Nostravita Rosso di Montalcino and excellent food.
Lunch the next day was recommended both by friends of ours and the guy at the Banfi Winery …
Our first real day in Montalcino we stopped by the restaurant to reserve our lunch in advance – turns out it was a good thing we did because a HUGE group came in as we were enjoying our meal. Lunch was at Taverna Grappolo Blu, a small typical Taverna.
Not wanting to stop tasting wine just ’cause we needed some sustenance, we picked another Brunello to try at lunch.
For a small town in Tuscany … Montalcino is a pretty good place to eat and drink well!