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Tuscany Restaurants

Il Grappolo Blu

Updated 12/05/2013

Fodor's Review

Any one of this restaurant's piatti tipici (typical plates) is worth trying: the local specialty, pici all'aglione (thick, long noodles served with sautéed cherry tomatoes and many cloves of garlic), is done particularly well. The chef also has a deft touch with vegetables; if there's fennel on the menu, make sure to try it. The interior, with white walls, low ceilings, and old wood tables, is cozy and the service is warm and friendly.

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Scale di Via Moglio 1, Montalcino, 53024, Italy

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Fri.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 12/05/2013


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By Claudia

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Apr 9, 2006

Pici and Brunello at It Grappolo Blu

We were directed to this great restaurant by locals who work at the Castello Banfi winery. After a great tour at the winery, three of the employees recommended this restaurant--it was clearly their favorite in Montalcino. Also at their recommendation, we ordered the pici (pronounced in Montalcino "pinchy") and we were not disappointed.

By lisa

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Sep 10, 2001

I think we must have caught it on an off night

Of the 4 dishes we ordered, 2 of them were WAY oversalted and the other two were borderline. Nice homemade pici, but we had better food at far lower prices elsewhere in Montalcino. The service was very good though. The lack of outdoor dining is a drawback in a town full of restaurants with tables outdoors. I would recommend Porto al Cassera over this place, even though it's more casual and the service isn't as good -- the food is better and less

expensive there.

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By Liz

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Apr 23, 2001

Going back for more!

We just happened upon this little place tucked down a small side street, and we felt like we had won the lottery that day! The pasta was sooooo good and the wine... well we are both still salivating after 2 years, so we are headed back this summer to have a little bit more! Stop by and see for yourself!

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