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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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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 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
Nice food, great service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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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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Stamford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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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Surrey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The decor might be a bit tired but the staff are lovely and the food is fantastic. Lovely authentic Tuscan food here. It's good honest food and you don't pay through the nose for it. Give it a go, you'll be very glad you did. There honestly isn't much more to say about it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The restaurant was open at 7pm, which was better than the one across the road for us, with our little boy. We had mixed Tuscan meats and bruschetta to start... Lovely, couldn't fault it. The right levels of flavoured salamis and ham. For mains we had Tuscan wild boar stew and a wild boar parpadelle. The pasta was perfect for... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My wife and I had lunch here and the meal was simply the best we had in Italy and that really is saying something. We enjoyed a pasta with a wild boar sauce followed by a roasted lamb. Both were to die for. Service was impeccable and the location is away from the crowds. This was a great find that... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very good! Get the wild boar and the local pasta with black cabbage! We also got the spinach and local wine. Buon appetito!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stopped for a quick lunch early afternoon. We tried the Ribollita, and the zuppa antica allo zafferano, the former quite good the latter not so tasty (could not really feel the zafferano). The service was extremely good, the restaurant not too appealing but a good alternative to the ones on the Main Street, probably more pricey.

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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 - 53
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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