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Trattoria Sciame Frommer's Recommended

Via Ricasoli 9, Montalcino

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Cuisine Southern Tuscan
Hours Wed-Mon noon-2:30pm and 7-9:30pm
Location A block from the fortress, Around Town
Reservations Reservations strongly recommended
Phone 0577/848-017
Prices Primi 5.50€-8€ ($7.15-$10); secondi 5.50€-11€ ($7.15-$14)
Credit Cards AE, DC, MC, V
Season Closed Feb and last week of July

Trattoria Sciame Review

You'll be lucky to wrest one of the seven tables (crammed into Sciame's small, modern dining room) away from the devoted locals who fill it with clamorous chatter almost every night. The food here is firmly cucina casalinga. You needn't decide on an appetizer because everything is gathered together in the antipastone misto. Top honors go to both the pinci al cinghiale (fat spaghetti in a sauce of tomatoes and wild boar) and the zuppa di fagioli (a bean-and-cabbage soup poured over bread, with a red onion slice over it). Afterward try a pollo arrosto (roast chicken or guinea hen) or the scaloppina agli asparagi (veal scallop with wild asparagus). For dessert, order the cantucci e ossi di morti con moscadello (almond cookies and brittle, hollow "bones of the dead" cookies with sweet white dessert wine).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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