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Osteria delle Catene

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Via Mainardi, 18, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 941966
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 154
    Very good
  • 33
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  • 9
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good service and good food

We booked at the last moment and were not disappointed. We also received a very warm welcome. Three of us had the boar which was excellent and a decent portion. Choose the beans to go with the boar. All washed down with a bottle of local red which our host chose. We shared a couple of sarters of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
charaxes1
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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We booked at the last moment and were not disappointed. We also received a very warm welcome. Three of us had the boar which was excellent and a decent portion. Choose the beans to go with the boar. All washed down with a bottle of local red which our host chose. We shared a couple of sarters of cold meat... More 

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Thank charaxes1
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Tank you so much for your courtesy. Gino e Virgilio More 

Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

We saw this place from the main street and decided to give it a try. The waiter was very personable and friendly and we didn't have to wait too long for our food to arrive which was delicious. Our food was traditional Tuscan, which we loved. We arrived at 7 and by 8 the place was nearly full, and this... More 

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Thank DevMountain
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Tank you for your kindeness Gino e Virgilio! More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We gave this a try at random, and were knocked out by the quality of the food and the understated but perfect attention. We started with a glass of prosecco each, which was no more expensive than the other local wine, but was probably the best we've ever had: light and dry, but somehow also redolent of the best sort... More 

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Thank Meg D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

It's the first time I have tried wild boar, so I might be subjective, but it was really really good. The waiter was very friendly and nice. I have also really enjoyed the panacota with soffran that he recommended.

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Thank Corina C
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review
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Tank You Gino e Virgilio More 

Grimsby
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Strongly flavoured bold dishes in true Tuscan style. Great service. I would suggest that this place is for the more adventurous as the cuisine is bold and rustic and not generically Italian.

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Thank Jonothan_and_Elaine
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Tank you for your kindness Gino e Virgilio More 

London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The food was great, and the service was top notch, offering good recommendations. Very typical tuscan menu, not the finest food around, but good value and quantities.

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Plano, Texas
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Loved the food and the relaxed atmosphere on a quiet side street. Our son's beef was exceptionally tender. Waiter was very courteous, made us feel at home. Gave us a great wine recommendation that wasn't the highest priced bottle on the menu.

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Thank Emily B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

A big Thank you to the owners for such a warm welcome and service ! They talk French and English without loosing the authenticity of Italia ! Many other waiters should go there and observe how tourists like to be treated ! Excellent wine recommendations too ! We will be back for sure !

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Thank vAfamily2520
Stamford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We are here on the recommendation of the hotel we were staying in. The owner made us feel extremely welcome. The food I would describe as rustic Tuscan, with were very tasty but a little basic in terms of presentation and what you got for the money. The best part of the meal was the panacotta with saffron, honey, pine... More 

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Thank sarahanddarren
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Ate here twice in the week we spent in the area. We were made welcome on both occasions. On a quiet wee side street. Food wholesome and honest. Between us we tried some local specialities, wild boar stew, hare stew, Tuscan bean and sausages and the recommended local wines. Very pleasant staff!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Mainardi, 18, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 941966

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 51
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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