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Osteria Del Carcere

Via del Castello, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 941905
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“soups” (14 reviews)
“terrine” (6 reviews)
“bean soup” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Via del Castello, San Gimignano, Italy
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly excellent and original restaurant in this tourist-inflated city. I won't bang on about the first time I came here 47 years ago (I was the only tourist and there were two trattorie - I can still taste the heavenly chicken!) because of course...More

Thank dickonfotheringay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, I'll say I love this restaurant because of how specific they've chosen to be. It's not a "let's please the tourist palate" joint -- they're cooking the food they want to cook and if you don't like that, go to the next place....More

Thank Al_Amun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at a couples of places before stumbling across this 'just around the corner' gem. Had a great lunch with friends and family. Fantastic service, even accommodating special requests. Very nice hosts.

Thank Shon W
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

In a tourist town like San Gimignano, if you want proper Italian food, get off the main piazza where they cater to tourists and triple the prices. This is the real deal - a proper osteria with absolutely delicious food and wine. Period. No pizzas,...More

Thank TravelHound_12
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We chose for lunch this restaurant during our visit in the city. It was quite busy but hopefully we found a table upstairs for two. The selection of cheeses was very good but for me the best part was the soups we ate after. Very...More

Thank tasosgreektraveller
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We only got a table at the second try but we really loved it!!! An all different set of Italian food from the one we are used to see around the world. Tasty!!!

Thank Sergio_Nogueira
Reviewed 2 November 2016

ham is was good, but the service is was terrible. we was waiting for 10 minutes just only order starter and 10 minutes for drink. stuff are noisy

Thank Tidarat B
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Just popped in for a glass of red. This place is the real deal but do taste the wine before taking a glass - you need to find the one you like. Once chosen, sit back and enjoy the operatic music - the ambience is...More

Thank Joanne D
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We thought we had been to the best restaurant in town yesterday but now we are not sure :) This one had the music on top. And very good advice for the wine.

Thank paulandc0
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The food was delisious in Osteria Del Carcere, we had a great bottle of local red wine, the bruscetthe pomodoro were the best we had so far, the soup with mushrooms and the meat was excellent! We finished with a very delicate dessert and aromatic...More

Thank George G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 51
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Castello, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 941905
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