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Ristorante Dorando'

Vicolo dell'Oro 2, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
0577-941-862
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Ranked #59 of 110 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
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Heidelberg, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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