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Antico Desco

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Localita' Santa Maria, 48/D | vicino a Azienda Agricola Fontaleoni, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
393386206944
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine
Description: A few km from San Gimignano,Poggibonsi and Certaldo, lovely restaurant with...
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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  • 43
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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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
Good food with a good view

Simple and relaxed place, but very good food. Meat dish was very nice and pasta was as good as it should be in Italy. The choclate cheesecake was the cherry on top. The view from terrace is stunning.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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112 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The place does not meet our expectations! The food is OK but nothing special. We have been two couples and all of us we did not found something to remember. The first course , pasta, was as we have get it in a fast food restaurant. The fiorentina was eatable but not more. Very few options for desert. Wine was... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Simple and relaxed place, but very good food. Meat dish was very nice and pasta was as good as it should be in Italy. The choclate cheesecake was the cherry on top. The view from terrace is stunning.

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Thank Glenngbg
Gdansk, Poland
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461 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank JacekBJ
Milano
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86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 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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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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1 Thank ShamusG
Royal Oak, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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1 Thank VickiCM123
North Wales
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Bruno M
Connecticut
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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1 Thank TravelGirl P
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Localita' Santa Maria, 48/D | vicino a Azienda Agricola Fontaleoni, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: 393386206944

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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