San Quirico Val d’Orcia is not as famous as its neighboring towns Montalcino [Brunello] and Pienza [Pecorino], but it’s a perfect location for those who like to explore less-travelled villages in Tuscany. This little town is situated in the center of the Val d’Orcia region, famous for it’s lonely cypresses atop rolling hills of farmland.RISTORANTE DEGLI ARCHI is a perfect fit for this tranquil and authentic setting. As you enter the 17th Century Palazzo, you are drawn to the uber romantic inner courtyard. You can take your pick: a central table close to the water fountain or you can tuck away from the sun under the beautifully restored arches.
Young chef Manuel Cosi uses local ingredients to prepare simple authentic Tuscan dishes like Panzanella and Pici with a cherry tomato sauce. The food arrives carefully plated, and tastes garden fresh. Because of Manuel’s love for seafood, there are also a few unexpected items on the menu like Tagliolini with shrimp … just in case you are craving something other then typical Tuscan cuisine.