On the good side, I must admit this was THE ONLY restaurant inside the walls of San Gimignano that is open for dinner everyday, in low season: we went to this town in february, and not for the week-end, and while by daylight the town is amazing, when the evening falls we wandered the small alleys for a long time, before someone pointed us here. So, at least, thanks to the Chiribiri for giving us some food.
But the good things are over.
The owner/maitre welcomed us with a joke about the time, and he meant to be more sarcastic that funny: he was subtly complaining we were eating late, because we get in at 9pm!!
Come on, 9pm is almost "aperitivo" time, for me...
Anyway, the place was nice, the menu looked good, we sat down to order.
I'd love to taste some pasta with wild boar meat sauce, that is typical from this part of tuscany: I the menu there was "lasagnette al cinghiale" so I immediately ordered them, while my girl went for a main course -a pork fillet with apple sauce.
We were still ordering, while the maitre simply walked away, leaving us staring at each other astonished. We meant to order a starter, but he gave us no time and literally left us in the middle of "And as a starter...". Who knows why.
After this, when we had our main dishes, the pork fillet was very good, but the pasta was
incredibly overcooked! I think I'd never had a pasta like this in a restaurant; well, definitely NOT in Italy. It was flabby and flaccid, and even if the wild boar sauce was good, I hated the dish.
The rest of the meal -wine, a main course of boar, some "tozzetti" as a dessert- was more than decent, but not very good.
At the end, one more bad surprise: the restaurant didn't accept any credit card.
Although, this is untolerantly common in Italy, I can't accept it in a restaurant: come on, I'm paying more than one hundred euro, do I really have to take them with me in cash? Well, it seems I have to.
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