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La Vecchia Nicchia - Renascimentho

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Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Via San Martino 12, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 940803
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We were in San Gimignano on a late evening in March when all other restaurants were closed. Most of the food trucks were leaving the piazza in the town center at 8pm. This little gem was open, warm and only one other couple was dining. Their soups and bruschetta were lovely comfort food - just what we wanted. The white... More 

Thank pwparkphd1
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We passed by this place a few times while discovering the city center and luckily it was one of the few that remained opened late in a city where most of the shops and restaurants close between 9 and 10 latest. We came in for some wine - and what a great selection they have! The waiter / sommelier /... More 

Thank Joanna S
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great place, let the people there decide for your wine of the region. Typical tuscany food in a great way and good quantity. Price is right and they serve you as you were at home. A little bit hidden but nothing you can not find.

Thank Carlos R
Derby, United Kingdom
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428 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was a nice wine bar we found on our first evening in San Gimignano, and we went back several times. The owner /manager was very knowledgable about the local wines, and introduced us to a couple of wine types new to us. Over the week we spent in San Gim we sampled quite a few wines, and cheeses /... More 

Thank Hawthorn37
New York City, New York
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234 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We stopped in for a wine tasting, which was very reasonably priced considering the amount of food we were served along with it. The owner asked us questions about the styles of wine we enjoyed, and put together an amazing tasting. His knowledge of wine is impressive, and their prices by the bottle are very reasonable. They also carry a... More 

Thank Michael C
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Tasty interesting food, really well prepared and presented. It does classic dishes with individual flair and attention to detail. Friendly and knowledgable waiter.

Thank Patti M
Tucson, Arizona
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Great enoteca on a quiet street. Wine choices are good and the salads and bruschette are fantastic. The owner is helpful with choices on what wines to try. Also, good art on the walls by local artist for sale. Highly recommend this quiet spot!

Thank jstep
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Dived in from the rain for a late lunch. Serves wine and local food - hams, cheeses, bruschetta etc - and is clearly a wine bar to a restaurant ( so pizza and pasta not to be expected as was made clear.....). Varied antepasti plate and delightful bruschetta and a glass of wine later we were on our way into... More 

Thank sfc46
Gdansk, Poland
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660 reviews
402 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

I don't really understand sometimes why TA fails completely- we found the place basing on TA reviews. It was so disappointing: only cold apetizers, lasagne was the worst I have ever seen - meat sous only on top and only bechamel between the pasta, bruschettas not eatable - very hard and not tasty. Service very very slow although they have... More 

5 Thank JacekBJ
Bergamo, Italy
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

We got in in the middle of the afternoon and wanted a quick lunch. The owner was kind and we ate something typical, good, fast, and at a reasonable price - especially considering that it's in a touristy place. Approved!

Thank Cappuccia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 23
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Martino 12, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 940803

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?