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“Not a favorite” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Il Pino

Ristorante Il Pino
Via Cellolese 6, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 940415
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Ranked #51 of 109 Restaurants in San Gimignano
Price range: $24 - $67
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Steakhouse, Chowder
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Douglasville, Georgia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Not a favorite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We went to Il Pino on the recommendation of our hotel. We found the place to be pleasant but service slow. Food and wine were good (as is virtually all in Tuscany) until my wife's pasta with Truffle arrived. The level of truffle oil in the pasta was absolutely overwhelming - it was choking me across the table. Totally inedible. They didn't charge us for the dish, but it certainly didn't leave us liking the restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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sao paulo
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Terrible! Don´t go!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Food is terrible, bad Service....don´t go to this place. We tried to go to Bel Soggiorno that was highly recommended by friends but unfortunately was fullybooked and we ended going to Il Pino..don´t make the same mistake.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Lisbon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Away from the crowd”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I visit San Gimignano in September and it was crowded with people. All the restaurants in the main streets had lots of noise.
I searched the small streets, to find a quiet place, and I foud this little jewel, away from the confusion but close to the center, with silence, shade, good food, nice price.
A lovely Tuscany cuisine experience, and an oasis in the crowded city.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Laval, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

just wow for the gnocchis with truffles. it was amazing and i would return just to eat that plate again

Visited September 2012
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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187 reviews 187 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
“Disgusted”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We have been to this restuarant on a number of occasions over the past few years when visiting San Gimignano in Italy. This time we expected the usual good quality service and food. we had made a reservation, so thought there would be no problems. We arrived at 20.00 hours, and were grudgingly offered a table. The restuarant was quite full so we expected a wait. After 15 minutes, we had not even been offered menus let alone bread or drinks. Although staff saw that we were sitting at our table waiting. I got up and went over to the manager and advised him that we had been sitting for now over 15 minutes, (I advised him in Italian so no misunderstanding...He almost threw two menus at me and mutereda bout being busy. He was so rude it was unbelievable. I sat down with the menus and my wife and I made our selections, after another 20 minutes we still had not been offered bread or drinks, even water. No one had even come near the table. we decided to leave, we observed that others were getting impatient not being attended to. We had spent 45 minutes with nobody attending us at all...We will never ever go back to this badly run restuarant, they clearly were craming people in just to get the revenue when they were not set up with professional staff to manage the volume..If you want a to lose weight while waiting for your meal I would recommend this place...Otherwise avoid..We went down the road to an restuarant that was far busier and were served very quickly and with a friendly attitude, nothing was too much trouble...

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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