Montepulciano is a medieval and Renaissance hill town and comune in the Italian province of Siena, in southern Tuscany. It is a noteworthy producer of food and drink and is famous for its pork, cheddar, “pici” pasta, lentils, and known worldwide for its wine. Experts consider its Vino Nobile, among Italy’s best wine and it should not be missed, when visiting.
If you are looking to stay in Montepulciano, you’ll want to know what you can do after the sun goes down and the charming town is full of cafes and restaurants. Read on to discover the 8 best things to do at night in Montepulciano, Italy and start making your plans!
1. Caffe Poliziano
Caffe Poliziano has a wonderful atmosphere, scenery and most of all, delicious, reasonably priced food that includes homemade pasta. They also offer typical Italian coffee and other good drinks. On the back balcony, you can dine while overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany and you’ll be sure to remember the scene for years to come. Stop in for their tiramisu, take a rest and enjoy the view.
Address: Vicolo di Voltaia, 27, 53045 Montepulciano SI, Italy
Website: Caffe Poliziano (in Italian)
2. Borgo Buio
Borgo Buio serves a superb meal and welcomes their guests with a lovely glass of prosecco. The chef and owner is very charming and can offer some very informative suggestions on what to choose from the menu. Try their special, dense and flavorful dumplings in a porcini broth and follow it with a plate of tagliolini, generously covered in delicate shavings of white truffle. They also serve a large variety of wine.
Borgo Buio comes highly recommended by visitors because they offer typical Tuscan food but in at a higher standard than other places. The restaurant is beautifully detailed, and the meals are delicate and presented in an impressive way. The food is delicious and world class.
Address: Via Borgo Buio 10, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
3. Trattoria di Cagnano
Trattoria di Cagnano has very friendly service and its employees are friendly and courteous. They serve excellent pappardelle cinghiale, or wild boar, salmon carpaccio and octopus stew. They feature affordable prices, affable staff and, most importantly, great tasting dishes.
Trattoria di Cagnano
Address: Via dell'Opio Nel Corso, 30, 53045 Montepulciano SI, Italy
Website: Trattoria di Cagnano
4. E lucevan le stelle
E lucevan le stelle serves a selection of light meals but they are most known for their selection of Italian and French wines, available by the glass or bottle. The wine bistro is owned by a winemaker family and their knowledge of the tipple is varied and vast, so be sure to speak to them to get a good recommendation. They also offer a good selection of homemade Tuscan dishes, as well as meat and cheese small plates to compliment your wine. They sell local honey, olive oil and pasta so you can take home a souvenir and they also showcase local talent, including live jazz and a rotating art exhibit. Go and check them out and enjoy a drink on their huge terrace while enjoying the sunset over the Val D'Orcia.
E lucevan le stelle
Address: Piazza di San Francesco 5, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
Website: E lucevan le stelle
5. Osteria del Conte
Osteria del Conte serves great antipasti, pasta, steak tagliata and a variety of desserts, as well as local wine. This place is Italian food at its best - simple, but tasty, with the freshest ingredients. Octeria del Conte is a must-visit place. The food is fantastic and delicious.
Osteria del Conte
Address: Via di S. Donato, 19, 53045 Montepulciano SI, Italy
Website: Osteria del Conte
6. La Dogana Enoteca
La Dogana Enoteca is the place for the best dinner, especially a dinner for two. The food here is spectacular - Italian liked you’ve never imagined and completely different from what you’ve had in Italy so far, like in Rome, Florence or Chianti. It’s another place with an amazing view and you can come here together to enjoy a memorable sunset on the terrace while creating a memory for a lifetime.
La Dogana Enoteca
Address: Via Lauretana Sud, 75, 53045 Valiano - Montepulciano SI, Italy
Website: La Dogana Enoteca
7. La Bottega del Nobile
La Bottega del Nobile is an extensive wine shop that features wine from the Tuscan region. They have very knowledgeable staff who speak English fluently and they have reasonably priced tastings (free when you buy a bottle). Bottles of wine here are a bit more expensive than those from the wineries, but here you can sample a variety from different estates, all in one spot.
The food in their cave-style restaurant is also very good and you’ll be sure to want to return. Specialities include braised beef cheek with sweet potato and their pumpkin ravioli with butter and sage.
La Bottega del Nobile
Address: Via di Gracciano del Corso, 95, 53045 Montepulciano SI, Italy
Website: La Bottega del Nobile
8. Enoteca La Dolce Vita
Enoteca La Dolce Vita is another wine cellar shop with restaurant and they have excellent service, speed and quality of food. Their cellar is a beautiful atmosphere for an intimate dinner with that special someone or with a group of friends. They serve an amazing trio of bruschetta, chicken and a wide assortment of reasonably priced pasta and meat dishes from the region.
In terms of wine, they showcase over 3000 different bottles, so they are sure to be able to find you something that pairs well with your meal choices. Check out their full menu, online.
Enoteca La Dolce Vita
Address: Vicolo di Voltaia, 80, 53045 Montepulciano SI, Italy
Website: Enoteca La Dolce Vita
More in Montepulciano
Montepulciano is gorgeous in the day, from its architecture to its intriguing culture. But the beauty doesn’t stop after dark. In fact, the beautiful lighting in the cosy restaurants lends a special kind of atmosphere that will make you want to stay out all evening, exploring the city. Check out any of these special places listed above and you’ll be wanting to book your next trip before you leave.
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