Osteria Acquacheta is a special place among the many good places to eat in Montepulciano.
Why we like this eatery so much
Prices are low for such tasty food, like 6 euros for a plate of fresh pasta al ragu (in 2018). Standard menu and the daily menu are both worth looking thru. Lots of choices but the reason many come here is the big thick steak the owner chops off and brings to show for your approval. Your steak will be cooking on the wood burning BBQ you see ablaze way back in the kitchen. This is a long and narrow space that packs in tables and chairs. Therefore you sometimes need to share the long communal table with other foodies. But it’s fun for us to rub shoulders and get to know fellow foodies while eating the most authentic local food.
Menu at Osteria Acquacheta
Pici and several other pastas and soup are made with pure homespun goodness, all local stuff. The big Fiorentina steak dominates the long list of mains. Thia steak is a meat-lover’s dream come true but it’s huge, so share it with 2 or more people. Grilled pigeon, rabbit, pork, sausages … deer, duck, salt-cod, truffles, baked cheese … and the excellent choice of many greens and vegetables. Giulio, the owner is a famously grumpy-looking guy, but has a sense of humor and speaks English. Some customers don’t get it, so reviews can be mixed. But take my word for it, Acquacheta is an excellent place for a hearty and delicious meal that doesn’t break the budget.
Wine at the Osteria
The owner offers very decent local red and white wines, but also encourage you to bring your own special bottle. You will pay only 1.5 euros per person for corkage. They serve wine in simple short glasses, you wont find any high stem goblets here. The same glass is actually used for both water and wine.
How to Find this Osteria in Montepulciano
Closed on Tuesdays and 3 months in winter. Our last visit was in August 2018. Walk down just a few minutes from Piazza Grande, past Teatro Poliziano. Address: Via del Teatro, 22 – 53045 Montepulciano (SI), Tel:+39 0578 717086, Fax:+39 0578 717086, call or fax, no bookihttps://tuscanhouse.com/restaurant-guide-for-siena-province/ngs by email. Walk-in without booking at the start of service, at 12:30 for lunch, and 7:30 pm for dinner.