Montisi is a village in the province of Siena in Tuscany which is renowned for its olive oil. Montisi is considered a frazione of San Giovanni d’Asso. In 2017 San Giovanni d’Asso (including Montisi) voted to become part of the commune of Montalcino after local government efficiency reforms. The vote did not allow the San Giovanni d’Asso and Montisi vineyards to qualify for any of Montalcino’s wine denominations (Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Sant’Antimo DOC, Moscadello di Montalcino DOC). They continue to qualify for the Orcia DOC however.

Contradas | There are four contradas in Montisi called San Martino, Piazza, Castello and Torre.

Banks with ATMs | Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Via Umberto, 112

Where to Eat

Bar Sportivo | Via Umberto, 1. The ‘Sport Bar’ run by the local sports club. Free table football and table tennis. Open in the evenings only. | Tel+39 0577 845190.

Da Roberto, La Taverna di Montisi | Via Umberto, 1 (main street), No. 3. Restaurant in restored stables. Traditional Tuscan dishes, locally sourced, and seasonal. Roberto Crocenzi. Terrace and garden for al fresco dining. Good wine list. Book ahead. | Tel+39 0577 845159 | www.tavernamontisi.com

Il Barrino, L’Ombelico del Mondo | Restaurant, newsagent with a trattoria pstairs for lunch and dinner (Tuesday to Sunday). Via Umberto, 1. | Tel+39 0577 845190. Open 06.30-22.30. 

La Romita | Restaurant. Via Umberto, 1 (at 144 on the main street). Seasonal Tuscan food. Frescoed rooms. Only five tables. Book ahead. Owner: Alberto Bindi. | Tel+39 0577 845186.

Ma’ma (formerly Il Rondo). | On the Main Street,Via Umberto, 1. Contact Marco and Mauro (Ma’Ma). Outside terrace. Bar, light dishes, hot and cold snacks, cocktails. Live music in summer on Fridays. Open daily from noon to 1am.

Osteria di Simone | In the town’s central square (piazza). Breakfast pastries and coffee. Lunch, dinner: pizza, salads. Terrace garden with views to Siena. Central Montisi.

Shops

Alimenatari Branconi | Groceries, meats, cheeses, fresh bread and local produce.

Forno | The village bakery. Owned by Verena Rosati. Bread, pizzas, ciacciono, paste (sweets), cakes.