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Osteria delle Catene

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Via Mainardi 18, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 941966
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Orangeburg, New York
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First, the welcome. We had booked for seven people (including three teens) and had requested a table outside. By the time we got there it was drizzling and we asked to switch inside - no problem! We were seated at an excellent table. I am handicapped and use a collapsible mobility scooter, which I didn't want to leave out in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Escaping the main tourist 'drag' , and the blistering afternoon heat, we turned up via Mainardi in search of shade and a drink. We discovered so much more in this unassuming little restaurant. A warm welcome was matched with a treasure trove of delicacies and our drink soon turned into a primi plate and dolce. Unexpectedly exquisite presentation and delicious... More 

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Thank Creztrios
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you for your nice review. Our aim is to let our guests discover a little bit of Tuscany, and to offer them a relaxing break out of the main tourist flood. You are welcome anytime. with our Best Wishes, Gino & Virgilio More 

Georgia
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We were late getting to San Gimignano and a lot of the shops and restaurants were closing. We found this wonderful little place on a side street and they welcomed us in with open arms. The wine drinkers ordered the local white wine which San Gimignano is known for and I had a local beer. The staff was very helpful... More 

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Thank Gary O
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear Guests, we feel honoured by your words. We always appreciate it, when our guests are willing to taste the local foods and products, and it was a real pleasure for us, to introduce you to a little piece of the Tuscan tradition. We are very looking forward to welcoming you again. Best Wishes, Gino & Virgilio More 

London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This family run Restaurant has an exciting menu and great quality food. There is a good ambience and friendly service

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Thank Andre H
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review, which we have really appreciated. Best Wishes, Gino & Virgilio More 

Edmonton, Canada
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We were looking for a place to have lunch off the main street, and happened across Osteria delle Catene. Simple and comfortable interior, and excellent service. Really enjoyed talking to both Gino, and Virgilio. Very informative, and passionate about their restaurant. We settled on the Cinghiale in umido dell' Osteria (wild-boar in the Tavern style) with a side dish named... More 

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Thank Michael S
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you for your wonderful review. Talking to you was a great pleasure, and we are really glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch at Osteria delle Catene. You are always welcome. See you soon, Gino and Virgilio More 

Pudsey, United Kingdom
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332 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our first afternoon in the town to get away from the crowds on the Main Street. The service was friendly and attentive. Starters were quite large, the carprese salad being huge, and excellent quality. The pasta dishes we had for main were also very good, and a hearty portion. Definitely worth a visit for... More 

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Thank kingduncan81
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you for your nice review. Actually, you are right: the Osteria delle Catene is a perfect choice if you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere, quality local food and traditional kitchen. We heartily appreciate your words, and are looking forward to welcoming you again. Best Wishes, Gino&Virgilio More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

I saw this place highlighted in a wine tourism guide I got years ago. The outside isn't flashy and it's up a side street but the typical Tuscan boar, cheese and veg were delicious and the owners seemed passionate and proud. They should be. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Surrey l
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We are really flattered by your words. We always do our utmost to offer the best possible quality and to meet the needs of our welcome guests, and that’s why we are so pleased to hear that you have appreciated our food and service. Best Wishes, Gino&Virgilio More 

Brevard, North Carolina
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This osteria serves typical Tuscan dishes including delicious soups, pasta, and carne. You must walk to the extreme end of the main drag (north end) and turn left just before the city gate. The service is right there when you need it, the food takes a bit long but is prepared fresh. Never crowded, we have eaten there four times... More 

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Thank TuscanWino
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you for your nice review. Actually, your words perfectly describe the way we run our restaurant: never mind if it takes a bit longer, if this means preparing fresh traditional food and being more attentive to our guests. We had a great time with you, and are looking forward to welcoming you again. Best Wishes, Gino &... More 

Seoul, South Korea
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We just happened to have lunch here. We didn't have any information about this restaurant. Supprisingly enough, it was on the list of tripadvisor. The food itself were delicious and served hot. As it was chilly, we had lunch inside and appreciated the hot dishes. People there were very helpful-- gave us maps and some advice.

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Thank hyunshim
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your nice words. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your time at our restaurant, and hope to see you soon again. Best Wishes, Gino & Virgilio More 

Witney, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

So pleased we found this place! Not touristy, tucked away in a side street. The service was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious! Honest tusan specialities and generous portions. Will definitely be back!

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Thank Helen F
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We really appreciate your words. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your time at our restaurant, and are very looking forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes, Gino & Virgilio More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $51
Cuisine
Italian, Soups, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mainardi 18, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 941966

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?