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Ristorante Dorando'

Vicolo dell'Oro 2, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
0577-941-862
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Ranked #48 of 111 restaurants in San Gimignano
Dining options: Reservations
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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Dining options: Reservations
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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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

What a perfect end to our first day in Tuscany. The food was outstanding and the local wines from San Gimignano were delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the service was very attentive but not hovering. Off the main piazza but on a quiet street.

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richmond va.
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We arrived without any real expectations without reservations and were happily surprised at the excellent meal and service. we had the duck and antipasta appetizers both were excellent. The roasted vegetables, pasta dishes and steak for the main courses were all superb esp. the vegetables. Would certainly recommend.

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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It has been a while since we have eaten at Durando and we still dream about the meal we had there. Fabulous food, wine and service. We ordered the tasting menu and were not disappointed. Best Risotto we had throughout Italy. Enjoy!

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miami beach
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Ristorante Dorando is a delectable spot located in the nostalgic, ancient walled city of San Gimignano. Dorando has earned a reputation as one of the best places to dine at in this quaint city and is included in the city’s Michelin Guide. The restaurant’s 14th century arched brick walls and ceiling lends it a historically gorgeous veneer. It was such... More

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Amsterdam
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We ate here on our last night in San Gimignano after having tried out seven other restaurants in this town. Of all of them, this came closest to fine dining. The service was very professional and great care was taken serving the wine and water. There was a small taster before the starter came and bread was provided with no... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The wine was good. The food service and ambiance were terrible. The first course was duck...we immediately sent it back then they brought it out again, still horrible. The broccoli was over cooked to the point it could have been baby food. The mesculine greens were not even dressed. And as for the duck it was fridge cold and lacked... More

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Bern, Switzerland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

It was the day of our departure and we stopped by for lunch at San Gimignano. After looking for many lunch places we spotted this place with a Michelin star rating! N found a nice table to sit as well. We were a group of 4 adults and 2 kids. As expected before we placed the order we got a... More

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Göteborg
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

After reading the other ratings, we had high hopes. We were first led all the way back into a corner of the restaurant, which felt a bit strange, but perhaps it was the only available unreserved table. *shrug* We selected the Tipica tasting menu, and while the pasta was really excellent, many of the other dishes felt uninspired. We know... More

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