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Antico Desco

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Loc. Santa Maria, 38/D, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
0577-945037
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A few km from San Gimignano,Poggibonsi and Certaldo, lovely restaurant...
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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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
very nice farm restautant

Very good family managed restaurant where you can eat authentic tuscany food. Restaurant is part of a farm in the middle of tuscany countryside few km far from Ulignano where a good olive oil and wine is producted. Me and my wife ate in this restaurant last November, we tasted a lovely home made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
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Milano
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  • Local cuisine
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Gdansk, Poland
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364 reviews 364 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It is really traditional place run by family in their farm and vineyard. Service is nice, house wine very good. Breathing views. Spinach gnocchi are very good, lasagna acceptable. But steak is simply not good: grilled in inappropriate way from meat which is not for steaks. I would recommend them to use meat cows rather and cured for 30 days... More 

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Milano
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very good family managed restaurant where you can eat authentic tuscany food. Restaurant is part of a farm in the middle of tuscany countryside few km far from Ulignano where a good olive oil and wine is producted. Me and my wife ate in this restaurant last November, we tasted a lovely home made ball with vegetable and slice meat... More 

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Cardiff
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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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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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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29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Loc. Santa Maria, 38/D, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: 0577-945037

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 44
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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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