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Il Trovatore

Viale Dei Fossi, 17, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 942240
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Ranked #13 of 111 Restaurants in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $49
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The real tradition of Tuscan cooking in the fire until all the typical Tuscan steak Florentine pride of our restaurant.
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We went there for a quick pizza one night and it was simply delicious. Thin based and cooked to perfection !!! When we were on our way out, we saw a few "Bistecce alla Fiorentina" (T bone steaks) being served next to us and we instantly knew we were going to come back... Best decision we took this whole holiday... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Warm welcome by the owner. Nice table on the terrace. We had grilled vegetables and pasta. On of these places you want to cherish and definitely want to come back to.

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Make sure you take your check to the cash register and pay yourself. Our experience, a waiter took our cash and not the bill and never returned with change. So we went and got things sorted out at the cash register and then all was good.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Located just outside city walls the little restaurant is a pearl. The best steak i ate in my life ( bistecca fiorentina chiannina) maturated for a least 35 days. The service fast and reliable with explanation regarding the quality of the meat and the grilling method. Definitely a big Yes so tonight we gonna try the pizzas.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Had a few pizzas whilst in Italy, this was by far the best! Must go here if staying in or near San Gimignano!! Really good value too for huuuge pizzas.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had dinner here our first day in Tuscany on the recommendation of our hotel. First we enjoyed bruschetta and followed this with pizza. The food was very good and the service friendly. There was much food left when we were full and the waiter suggested a doggy bag. This made for a great lunch the next day. There are... More

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Boblingen, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Pizzeria was recommended by fellow travellers, who got it recommended by locals, pizza was really amazing

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We really enjoyed our Bistecka Florentine and all wood grilled items here. The waiter was amazingly friendly and accommodating to our party which included an elderly parent and teenager with discerning food tastes. We tried three pastas and two pizzas and Steak and all were consistently good and fresh ingredients. This was one of our favorite dinners in S.G.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We tried this based on Tripadvisor reviews and it was excellent! We had a group of 8 and ordered pizza, salad, lasagna, steak, and home made pasta. Every dish was fantastic. I was worried about how the steak would taste but it was fabulous. Highly recommend any of the food there.

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Warwickshire
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128 reviews 128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Il Trovatore was recommended to us by our accommodation as a good venue for "meat and pasta" and was certainly the best pizza place we tried in San G (better than Fuori Porta - which I've also reviewed). I can't comment on the rest of the menu; we wanted pizza and this place fitted the bill perfectly: The pizzas were... More

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