We'll be staying (w/ car) in Piegaro as a home base for day trips (26 miles southeast from Montepulciano and 22 miles southwest of Perugia). We'd like to plan our day trips around a restaurant destination - whether it be for lunch after an am tour or even dinner. Would prefer to dine (for dinner) not too far from home base - but lunches in (or on the way home from) neighboring hill towns would be delightful. We'll be coming from just having spent 4 days in Rome - and will be headed to Venice for another 4 days after this destination. (I'll post spearately for recommendations in those locales).
We had the pleasure of going to Dal Pescatore earlier this year - and thought it was fabulous, expensive, but worth every penny. However, this fall we'll have (older) children and family totaling 8 so we're thinking of limiting the most extravagant of options to 1 or 2 selections - and the remaining being less formal. We'll be there 8 days - any suggestions prioritizing or otherwise recommending an outstanding addition to the list below is welcome (these are largely from past chowhound searches, Plotkin and/or Michelin - but could be dated).
This initial list is for those that (appear) less than 1 hour from where we are staying.
I Salotti / Chiusi
Il Postale / Perugia
La Parolina / Trevinano
Il Falconiere / San Martino
La Frateria di Padre Eligio (in a monestary served by ex drug users?) / Cetona
Al Coccio / Magione
Hostaria la Bucaccia / Cortona
Hostaria il Buco / Chianciano Terme
La Taverna di San Giuseppe / Siena
Hotel Relais Borgo San Felice / Borgo San Felicia
Ristorante della Fattoira di Pukino / Montepulciano
Enoteca dell/Antico Frantoio / Montemerano
La Volpe e L'Uva / Orvieto
Ristorante Pallotta / Assisi
- I've found so much success using this board in the past, I'm looking forward to your help!