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Antico Desco

Loc. Santa Maria, 38/D, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
0577-945037
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Ranked #19 of 110 Restaurants in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $51
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: A few km from San Gimignano,Poggibonsi and Certaldo, lovely restaurant with old typicall cuisin. Terrace with panoramic view on vineyards and olive's tree.

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Cardiff
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Wonderful rustic proper Tuscan experience. Rather quiet although we ate early. The food was brilliant, my daughters shared a fiorantina steak which was awesome. We had a table outside which had a beautiful aspect over the valley. Service was great and very friendly. Overall a great find. Just to say they don't serve pizza as suggested in previous reviews.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were given recommendation for this restaurant by our hosts in a neighboring village. The food is wonderful, as is the house wine from the affiliated winery (try the local white, Vernacchia, it is excellent), and the service is very good. The views are absolutely gorgeous (try to arrive a half hour before the sun begins to set so as... More

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North Wales
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27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were recommended to eat at this restaurant when we were staying at Hotel Vecchio Asilo. To be fair there aren't many restaurants in the immediate vicinity so we were pleased that the food served here was of a good standard. The staff are lovely with reasonable English. There are very nice countryside views if you can get a table... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed in San Gimignano for 7 days and have had 3 meals down in this family run osteria. The staff were friendly and were responsive to our requests. You must try their pasta, its simply delicious. The most impressive ones were their tartufo spinach speciality, pici in hare sauce, wild boar spaghetti and the tartufo tagliatelle. Their spare ribs... More

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Chianciano Terme, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

To be brief, the food is excellent. Traditional Tuscan food describes the menu. The first night I went there, a big, local family also happened to be there for a celebration. That's always a good sign when locals enjoy the food. The wine is from the attached vineyard (Fonteleoni), which can also be visited for tastings, and is very good.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Amazing homemade olive oil and wine. Pizza to die for. Of course, the pasta is amazing. 5 minutes from Vecchio Asilo which is an excellent Inn to lodge at.

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belgium
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20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Rural restaurant in the neighbourhood of Certaldo and San Gimignano. We went there because of the advice of the landlords of our agriturismo. You will find: - very nice views of the environment - very relax atmosphere - very friendly, charming (and English speaking) staff - typical Toscan food, secondi primarely being tagliata - short winelist, mostly local wines at... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A lovely place middle in the Tuscan landscape. The service is impeccable and the food was lovely, suitable for small kids and adults. Especially the desserts are of extraordinary quality with homemade ingredients. We have been back to this restaurant for a number of times and we have not been let down by the chef and staff.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

If you want to steer clear of touristy restaurants and try authentic Tuscan food, come to Antico Desco. It was absolutely amazing. Tucked away in the Tuscan hills, the rustic food and ambiance is amazing. The service was great too. I am a vegetarian, and after we ordered brushetta the waitress came out to explain that some of it contained... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We arrived late at our hotel (Hotel Vecchio Asilo, a great hotel) and asked the owner, Elio, for a recommendation close by. He suggested Antico Desco and made a reservation for us. What a great restuarant. Local fare that was delicious, prepared wonderfully and tasted great. They staff couldn't have been nicer or more accomodating. They prepared special brushetta for... More

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