Ristorante il Contucci housed in the Palazzo Contucci (tel. 0578 75 70 06 www.ristoranteilcantuccio.com) gives diners the chance to try the top wines produced in Montepulciano.
Opposite a lovely church and in a 16th century building La Grotta is an excellent option in Montepulciano. It specializes in typical regional dishes accompanied with good wines. ( tel. 0578 757479; ristorante.lagrotta.@tiscali.it; località San Biagio 16; closed Jan, February and Wed).