The Latte di Luna restaurant is at the very end of the main street in Pienza. You can’t miss it. This is a real family affair! Il Signore is running the dining room, La Mama is doing the cooking, and La Figlia is helping with the service. Sitting down is like squeezing in at a big Italian family dinner – don’t expect a quiet romantic dinner for two…
Expect instead to have to argue a bit with Signore before you get to sit down, but it is only just for laughs. (If you tell him you are Swedish he will tell you all about when Victoria Silvstedt was there…)
They have the traditional Tuscan cuisine: hand made pici (fat spaghetti) served with a rabbit sauce, or tomatoes, or whatever that is fresh, the Tuscan bread soup that is so appreciated by some, some good grilled beef, wild boar in season (do try it! it is excellent and the more you eat of it the less it will do damage in the vineyards), tender suckling pig (they are very proud of it) and many other excellent home made things.
The wine selection is quite good; many “local” wines from Montepulciano and Montalcino. Go for the “rossos” rather than the DOCG:s if you want a more modest price tag. They are often excellent and good value. When weather permits the restaurant has a charming space outside to sit. One of our favourites in Pienza.
Trattoria Latte di Luna, Via San Carlo 2/4, 53026 Pienza, ph 0578 748 606
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