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La Taverna del Granducato

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Piazza Martiri di Montemaggio 5, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
0577 230480
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good value, good food

During an extended winter stay in the area we ate in here once and had a few take-away pizzas. Always great staff willing to tolerate our poor Italian, good value and excellent quality food, would definitely recommend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2014
Jon P
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Frome, United Kingdom
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English first
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

the food was good overall, and is good for a sit-down after a day of walking, but it's not amazing, per se. wouldn't go out of my way to go there, but the service was good!

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We have now had lunch here on two separate occasions ... Gennaro has a fantastic restaurant and pizzeria! Today our group (8) had pizzas and risotto cinghiale! This is where we will eat in San G.! Thank you, Gennaro & Giovanni!

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Louny, Czech Republic
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We visited this restaurant three times during the August 2014 and we recomend it for sure..The meal was excellent - pizza, steak Fiorentina, sea food, etc..The service was very good, too... We enjoyd it very wel...Thanks for that.!!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We visited the restaurant twice. The first evening was a Saturday and it was incredibly busy so gave them the benefit of the doubt as we practically had to trip the waitress up to get a second drink. The second evening was mid week and there were fewer customers and staff. Locals/Italians clearly get preferential service. The male waiter was... More 

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Xiamen, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I visit this restaurant three days in a row just for the Firorentina. Amazing meats, antipasti and a very good selection of wines at a very modest price. The retaurant is managerd by the wine association of Siena so they have good wines at good price, you may order wines off the manu by box and get a discount. I... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Average meal at best, overworked staff with only 2 on floor to serve too many tables- This restaurant was not a highlight of S.G.

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Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had dinner here and can only describe the service as very ordinary. Try getting served y ou think you are invisible. Another couple sitting next to us just could not get served, I asked for help for them twice. Try and get the account and waited and waited. Went to the reception, paid and gave no tip. Cannot recommend... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

During an extended winter stay in the area we ate in here once and had a few take-away pizzas. Always great staff willing to tolerate our poor Italian, good value and excellent quality food, would definitely recommend it.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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120 reviews 120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We ate here for lunch when visiting San Gimignano. The restaurant is located at the piazza just outside of the walls of San Gimignano. Service was quick and very friendly. Lots of locals. I had eggplant with juicy tomatoes, basil and balsamic as an appetizer followed by a pizza. The appetizer was delicious with very fresh ingredients. The pizza was... More 

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England
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We ate at this restaurant with friends during our recent stay in San Gimignano. We did need to book. It was recommended to us by the owner of the Podera we were staying at. We were not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and explained clearly the various dishes and how they were cooked. We sat outside and really had... More 

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  • Address: Piazza Martiri di Montemaggio 5, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: 0577 230480

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