ham and melon, bacon, bruschetta, mushroom salad, spelled, salami, pecorino cheese, mixed crostini with chicken livers, mushrooms ovoli
Ribollita, pappardelle with wild boar ravioli baked with black truffle, white truffle noodles, pici with bacon crumbs
lasagna, ravioli with butter and sage, savory spaghetti, polenta with melted cheese and mushrooms
cut, Florentine steak, guinea fowl, pheasant, chicken, grilled, venison, pigeon, rabbit
Grilled pork fillet with mushrooms, lamb, wild boar in sweet and strong, carpaccio, tartare
fried zucchini flowers, baked artichokes, spinach, potatoes, beans, asparagus, mushrooms, grilled vegetables flan
strawberry cake, cheesecake, tiramisu, trifle, creme caramel, plums, ice cream with hot chocolate
sorbet mixed Irish coffee, berries, strawberries and ice cream, panna cotta, nooks and vin santo, panforte
coffee, grappa, bitter, cognac, calvados, rhum, whisky, moscadello, passito, malvasia, prosecco, vendemmia tardiva
wine, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Chianti Classico, super tuscan, reserves Chianti, Amarone, Nobile di Montepulciano
Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello, Morellino di Scansano, Bolgheri, carmignano, white wines, dessert wines, wine cellar
Castle of Monteriggioni, Siena, Tuscany, Italy, Chianti, Val d'Elsa
Florentine steak cooked on the grill with wood of our area

Restaurant Il Pozzo

The restaurant Il Pozzo, situated right in the heart of the Castello of Monteriggione, in the middle of the Piazza Roma has been welcoming guests for more than 40 years.
Vittorio, the owner and manager looks forward to giving you the opportunity to taste the delicious food and selection of wines, as well as enjoy the high quality standard in a privileged setting. Indeed, you can either choose to sit in the pretty garden, in a calm and private atmosphere, or sit inside the typical rustic Tuscan style room, with its chalk walls and stone arches. During long summer nights, there is also the wonderful possibility of sitting directly near the piazza, a few selected tables under a vines porch, and thus you will be able to see all the numerous festivals that Monteriggione hosts in the summer.
Everything about the Pozzo, points to a history of excellence and attention to detail and local cuisine specialities: it is our own chefs who prepare the delicacies: hand made pasta, tortellini and desserts are all freshly made everyday, the meat comes directly from farms in Valdelsa area; thus offering a typical Tuscan cuisine, but with the additional attention to consciously prepared and carefully elaborated dishes, which will be served with a rigorous selection of wines from our cellar.
Indeed, the wine cellar, along with local wines, offers the famous Chianti Classico DOGG, the Supertuscans, and Brunello di Montalcino. An old secret passageway was discovered inside the cellar of the restaurant that leads directly towards the outside the castle walls of Monteriggioni: Just like the dishes offered, the choice of the name of the restaurant was not taken on vain: indeed, the name does just evoke the well that is present on the piazza, but is an homage to Monteriggione itself and to the great Poet Dante who wrote in the Divine Comedy, in the canto of Inverno XXXI: ".. Monteriggioni di torri si corona, - così la proda che 'l pozzo circonda - torreggiavan di mezzo la persona ... ", comparing Monteriggioni to a well looked after by giants.
Therefore, if there is restaurant to try in Monteriggioni, it is the Pozzo!

How to get Il Pozzo

Coming from Nord (Florence)

take the A1 motorway towards Rome and exit at Firenze Impruneta. Continue for Siena - Firenze to Siena and exit at Monteriggioni.

Coming from Sud (Rome)

Take the A1 motorway towards Milan exit Valdichiana. Continue for Siena - Bettolle and then continue to the Siena - Firenze and exit at Monteriggioni.

Coming from VOLTERRA or surrounding

follow the indications for San Gimignano and Colle Val d'Elsa. Once in Colle Val D'Elsa, take the super strada Siena-Firenze, towards Siena and exit at Monteriggioni and then follow directions to Monteriggioni via Cassia.

Once you arrive in Monteriggioni follow the signs to the historical center, you can leave your vehicle in one of the car parks outside the walls and then reach with a short walk just inside the walls of the castle.