If you stay in Pienza, do not miss eating at this place! The owner is unfiltered and wonderful. He truly will make your experience memorable. We did try the bean soup (slightly under duress – in a good way) and it was amazing (even though no one in our group really likes beans)! Everything we tasted was flavourful and truly local. Also, try the lardo here – it’s very well done (and yes, we were skeptical too)!! We came in the off-season, and the place was packed with locals. I can imagine it is crazy in the summer as it’s so close to the church, and I would highly recommend waiting for a table! I’ve read some less positive reviews about this place, and I’d like to remind people that servers in Italy are there to serve you food, not to make conversation, so try to keep your North American expectations at home and you will have a wonderful time . The food is worth it!