In Monterchi there are fantastic restaurants just steps away, serving traditional Tuscan dishes, and pouring wonderful wines.
Some of our favourite restaurants in Monterchi include:
La Vecchia Osteria, Via dell’Ospedale 16
Located only a short walk away, and to the left of the gate of Via dell’Ospedale. The Osteria serves typical Tuscan dishes in a very comfortable atmosphere. Enzo is very efficient, and every now and again you’ll see his rare, lovely smile. Outside seating is available for warm days. Open throughout the day.
Al Travato, Piazza Umberto 1
Recommended by Frances Mayes in her book “In Tuscany”, Al Travato is a truly special place, serving delicious regional specialties, with an extensive wine list.
Fra Pacifico, Via Dell’Ospedale, 23
Breads, wines and accompaniments are available here. Fra Pacifico is a great place to pick up a few things for a picnic. You can also enjoy a nice coffee on the sunny patio or a pre-dinner drink.
Postcards and souvenirs of Monterchi are also sold here.
In the Monterchi (New Town) is a nice pizzeria:
La Pieve Vecchia, loc. Pieve Vecchia 12
The rooms of the lively pizzeria are on the ground floor of the main house. The simple pizzas are very tasty. Families will enjoy this place. You can order take-out here. There is also a nice restaurant on the first floor.
Another favourite is only 2 km. away, towards Anghiari:
Castello di Sorci, Via San Lorenzo, 21
This restaurant is located in a large, old farmhouse. The fixed price menu (reduced for children) is very reasonable, and includes traditional, local dishes. You can have seconds of any of the platters! Red or white wine and water are on the tables, and are included in the price. There is a headless ghost that is reportedly seen on occasion. This restaurant is a fun experience, where tables occasionally break out into song. We have a very light lunch if we decide to have dinner here!