L’Osteria is a great little venue popular with local students that sells authentic Italian food at great value.
Pierini is a beautiful coffee and cake house with typical Italian coffee and sweets. Highly recommend a visit here for their delicious desserts.
3. Nonna Gina
Nonna Gina is a true neighborhood osteria with its cute tablecloths, pictures of local Palio jockeys on the walls and a cosy atmosphere. The menu is very traditional, with huge plates of antipasto, gorgeous house Chianti wine, and scrumptious cheese-filled gnocchi.
4. Enoteca I Terzi
Historic Enoteca I Terzi allows customers to linger over lunches, aperitivo and casual dinners. The food is made with love featuring top quality Tuscan salamis, handmade pasta and a great wine list.
Morbidi is a very affordable restaurant offering a great lunch buffet of antipasti, salads, risottos, pastas and a dessert of the day. This is a great way to sample different Italian cuisine that you may not have tried before.
1. Key Lago
Key Lago is a charming bar right on Piazza del Campo with a great balcony that overlooks the whole square. Get in early to make sure you get a spot on the balcony.
2. Enoteca Italiana
Enoteca Italiana is a wine bar located in a 16th century fortress, which offers local and not-so-local wines of Italy to sample. It has a nice outdoor terrace, with tables where you can sit and enjoy your wine.
3. Bar Porrione
Bar Porrione is located in the student hot spot in town and is known for its cheap draught beer, strange quirky games and is open quite late.
4. Casa del Boia
Where Casa del Boia now stands use to be the local executioner's house and was connected to the execution site by an underground tunnel. It has been transformed into a popular night venue, organizing special nights dedicated to singles, foreigners, or Cuban music.
5. Al Cambio
Al Cambio is a popular late night spot for university students. They sometimes have evenings of live rock music, but mostly play different tunes through the night.