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Vicolo dell'Oro 2, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
0577-941-862
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Dorando' is a small, intimate Restaurant for whosoever love a good...
Dorando' is a small, intimate Restaurant for whosoever love a good cookery. Is located in the heart of San Gimignano, between two suggestive squares, "Piazza del Duomo" and "Piazza della Cisterna" in a 14 century building. The cuisine, harmonizes with the ambiance presents dishes which are creative and light inspired by old perfumes and tastes of Tuscan Cookery. Dishes prepared with fresh and genuine products. Large choice of Tuscan wines.
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 6
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good find, off the tourist trail

We arrived in San Gimignano during some of the worst storms Tuscany had experienced in years & were desperate to find a warm, welcoming, non touristy place to eat. At first, we thought we might be up against it, but with a few side street excursions we happened upon this lovely, cozy little place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It was very unfortunate as when we saw the restaurant we thought we had a great little find. The restaurant it self is very nice with rooms off little nooks and crannies with a nice atmosphere and nice photographs. The staff were friendly and helpful. Two of us had the tasting menu I can the classical and my friend the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

The worst meal I have ever had in my life! Babyfood deluxe, it was not edible!! I recomend no one to visit this restaurant.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We arrived in San Gimignano during some of the worst storms Tuscany had experienced in years & were desperate to find a warm, welcoming, non touristy place to eat. At first, we thought we might be up against it, but with a few side street excursions we happened upon this lovely, cozy little place. Although it was quite late (around... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This restaurant was very good and is on a side street but worth the search! I had the pici pasta with ragout of white guinea fowl with vin santo and shavings of truffle and pecorino cheese, a great combination! I'll go back my next time in Florence!

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Riga, Latvia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It says slow food on some sign leading to the restaurant. It really is, they are preparing it when you order it, not a day before. You have to wait for risoto for about 25 minutes but, when you get it, it is the most delicious in your life. We had a fiorentina steak, and the meat was great! And... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited Dorando 2 times last year. The first time it was fabuloso. The guinea hen succulent and perfectly cooked. When we recommended it to a friend and took them the same dish was totally different & Brunhilde (not really her name but she fit it) was not very attentive or very nice when we expressed our disappointment. We thought... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We walked in on a whim, and are glad we did. We enjoyed our meal and the accompanying wine, but I would have preferred to have outside. A restaurant in such a beautiful place as San Gimignano, should really have al fresco seating! The pasta tasted truly fresh and homemade, and I was very pleased with the food I ordered.... More 

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Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went to this restaurant with high expectations, but, were rather disappointed. My fish was good, but, one of our party had pasta with boar meat which was quite salty. The meat dishes were okay, but, not great. The service was also okay but not great and you could tell that kids are not really welcome....So, although, the food was... More 

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40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Every went well when I and my family came by this restaurant. Good entries and meals. Everyone was happy, the pork was good and the rissoto fantastic. It deserves more attention.

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Dallas
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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Dorando', like every dining establishment in San Gimignano, survives on the tourist trade, but this is not run like a hit and run day visitor restaurant. We have dined in many San G locations, and this one is the one to return to over and over. The menu, the food, the wine list, are all the real thing. The wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vicolo dell'Oro 2, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: 0577-941-862

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Dorando' is a small, intimate Restaurant for whosoever love a good cookery. Is located in the heart of San Gimignano, between two suggestive squares, "Piazza del Duomo" and "Piazza della Cisterna" in a 14 century building. The cuisine, harmonizes with the ambiance presents dishes which are creative and light inspired by old perfumes and tastes of Tuscan Cookery. Dishes prepared with fresh and genuine products. Large choice of Tuscan wines.

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