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E Lucevan le Stelle

Piazza di San Francesco 5, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
+39 0578 758725
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (3 reviews)
“braised beef” (2 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
Piazza di San Francesco 5, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside small and unpretentious and stepping inside this is truly a relaxing experience - long bar, mine host, leather sofa and chairs, bottles and paintings around the walls, odd quirky bits and pieces - felt like an old gentlemans club. An amazing selection...More

Thank Averil N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This feels like a hidden gem, tucked into a quiet piazza on top of a hill in Montepulciano. It's worth the hike. The outdoor seating is perfect for watching the sunset over the Tuscan hills. They have 2 wine flights that are reasonably priced and...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We recently had our wedding at nearby Terre di Nano and chose to have our welcome drinks reception here upon their recommendation. The food, drinks and service were brilliant and the views from the terrace were absolutely stunning! Fabulous place for a sunset drink

Thank Paula T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have been visiting Montepulciano regularly for several years but never eaten or had a drink here before. We were really pleasantly surprised and sorry that we had missed it until now. The service was friendly, the food genuine and reasonably priced and the atmosphere...More

Thank 504229Richard
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit if you want to have a flight of three Brunelli and eat. The staff speak excellent English and are very knowledgeable about wines of the region. I'd recommend caprese salad followed by wild boar ragu and a flight of red...More

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stayed three nights in Montepulciano and E Lucevan le Stelle was the nearest bar and restaurant to out apartment. We loved visiting the bar to mix with the locals and share the good food and great wine the place offered. The menu was simple...More

Thank Marcoappraisal
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

For several years, we have stopped by this location for meals. We have never had a miss and highly recommend. Very good menu and great wine selection. Ask for advice and you will not go wrong. Tuscan Bean soup is very good! Make sure you...More

Thank tj20travel
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Very helpful staff that really know their wines, great selection and not overpriced. The light bites are tasty and the atmosphere is superb. One not to miss

Thank AlWhite123
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We stayed at La Locanda and ate at this restaurant a couple of times. The food is amazing. The Valdipiatta wine is fantastic (we shipped a couple cases back to the US). The deck outside overlooks the beautiful tuscany countryside. The sunsets on the deck...More

Thank Cmgilly
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We enjoyed an aperitivo, some amazing wine (despite the region being predominantly red wine country, the house white is very special) and a glorious sunset over the tuscan hills.

Thank Neil W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$22
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza di San Francesco 5, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Montepulciano
  • Phone Number: +39 0578 758725
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Wine Bar & Bistro in the heart of the old town, it's located in Piazza San Francesco, famous for the stunning view on the valley and on San Biagio Church. "E lucevan le stelle" is open for lunch, apéritifs and dinner, offering a unique location in town for admiring the incredible sunsets on the valley. More than 200 labels of fine Italian wines are available by the bottle, together with a selection of about 20 wines served by the glass. Wide selection of whiskeys, rhum, gin and other spirits. Live jazz on season and temporary art exhibitions.
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