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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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Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 29
    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
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Surrey
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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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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Excellent food and service. Our waiter was very attentive and gave us good suggestions on local favorites.

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Perth
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We stumbled on this place for lunch in September. It looked very nice and and the bruschetta we saw other diners eating looked nice. Foolishly we thought we would order some local specialties. I had the pico pasta with onion, bacon and red wine and my wife the 'terrine'. The meals took ages (they weren't busy) and my pasta when... More 

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Sheffield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Good Tuscan cooking and great views from the balcony. Off the beaten track, worth finding. Also most open at 19:00

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband was skeptical as we walked in when he saw some of the other dishes, but because I was hungry, I really needed us to have dinner sooner rather than later ......and although the lamb dish was average, it was definitely our worst meal in Umbria and Tuscany so far. It is a real pity, as the owner is... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Although the host was very welcoming and helpful and the service was good we found the food to be very average compared to everywhere else we have eaten in Tuscany. Our mushroom bruschetta was delicious, but the tomato one lacked taste and the beef in chianti, and pumpkin pasta with meat sauce were also sadly lacking in flavour. Very disappointing... More 

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

Dear Guests, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, and for the nice words you spent for the service and part of the food. Yet, we were a bit surprised to hear that you didn’t appreciate the Stracotto (beef in Chianti) and the Ravioli (pumpkin-filled pasta with meat sauce) because, as you also mention in your comment,... More 

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Additional Information about Osteria delle Catene

Address: Via Mainardi, 18, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0577 941966
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
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
Average Prices: USD 26 - 51
Cuisine: Italian

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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 26 - 51
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
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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