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 is no doubt in my mind that this was my best/most memorable culinary experience in Italy. The food was simple yet delicious - cheese pastas, regional specialties and homemade deserts. The bread was also exceptional. The waitress could speak minimal English but this wasn't a problem as she friendly, welcoming and very hospitable.
If you are in San Gimignano forget the other touristy haunts and venture outside the wall to this fantastic restaurant.
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