Tasty dishes based on the region's cheeses are the specialty at this simple and inexpensive osteria (tavern) on a quiet, pleasant square in the center of Pienza. Try versions of pici or the starter of radicchio baked quickly to brown the edges. The local pecorino cheese appears often on the menu—the pecorino grigliata con pancetta (grilled with cured bacon) is divine. Can't decide? Try the pecorino tasting menu.
Piazza di Spagna 1, Pienza, 53026, Italy
Jul 4, 2007
The owner, Luciano, is a funny, smart, and passionate man. He will make you laugh--and he will make you glad you came to this small, one piazza-off-the-beaten-path restaurant in Pienza. Let him decide what you should have for dinner--and enjoy! We did. The food was great, the prices are reasonable, and he will make you laugh. We have eaten here at least 3 times over the past 3 years. We will always return when we are in the area.