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L'Officina del cacio

Via Niccolo Cannicci, 4/F, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
3485512406
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Ranked #21 of 106 restaurants in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Newly opened small restaurant in San Gimignano offering delicate house-made traditional Tuscany dishes. Lovely atmosphere, splendid service!Our menu is made according to seasonal fresh products, coming from local producers and farmers. Every day we're going to the market and look for the best vegetables and fruits.
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The restaurant name (The Cacio Workshop) was intriguing, and the reviews were positive- so we tried it, and we could not agree more with those who have found a meal here a memorable experience. The ambiance is very tasteful, with an art exhibition changing every so many months displayed on the whitewashed walls. The details- from plates to glasses to... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I feel sorry for the other reviewers who did not enjoyed their experience at the restaurant as much as I did. We were in San Gimignano for two nights and we ate here both nights. We wanted to stay away from the touristy restaurants inside the wall and decided to try L'Officina del Cacao based on the TripAdvisor reviews. There... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This place is fantastic. the food is traditional Italian with a modern twist. It is situated just outside the city walls and well worth seeking out. The service was charming and perfect and the food delightful. The restaurant also display a range of art to appreciate while you dine. The prices are also very reasonable.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

It is tucked away, out of the walls of the ancient city inside a regular neighberhood, but the atmosphere is intimate and very charming. . it is a slow dining experience, with a few courses, and we decided that the owner will decide for us what to take. it was a very good descision- all the dishes were outstanding!, We... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

A delicious restaurant, out of the walls of S.Gimignano. In a lounge-like environment, you can taste tipycal food from the Tuscany tradition (pecorino cheese above all), but with a twist of special and personal touch. Homemade bread, pasta and cakes; wide range of wines for your choice. Take a chat with the warm and nice owner, Mrs.Jessica and let her... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We spotted the place when doing laundry - at the laundramat down the hill from the restaurant. The lady who runs the place is a delight! Our appetizers/wine/ beer/ bread/ desserts were all exceptional. The breads are in-house creations. The mains were a disappointment. Our friends had lasagna and it was dried out and awful. Our pastas were so/so. A... More

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Strasbourg, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We have visited this restaurant by the reviews read on tripadvisor and were really disappointed.. It is actually the first disappointment on the Italian cuisine during our holidays (and I hope the last) :) When the menus were presented, the waitress explained that some dishes she don't have and they are replaced by another.. Ok, doesn't matter, it is really... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We had the best meal of our two-week trip to Italy here. The food is delicious -- creative but traditional -- and the service is excellent.

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

My husband and I visited this new and unique restaurant during our recent > stay in Tuscany. It is located a short pleasant walk off from the main > tourist street of this very popular tourist hilltop town. > > The intimate dining room feels like you’re entering a home, not just another > restaurant. The décor features paintings from... More

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Barberino Di Mugello, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Last night I was in San Gimignano with my husband and we had dinner at this lovely restaurant called Offcina del Cacio. It's located outside Porta San Matteo, just about 10 steps away. It has a nice dehors with flowers and aromatic herbs. The food was delicious and I love the fact that everything was fresh and handmade. Even the... More

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