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Al 43


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Food and ambience

Italian, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Romantic, Business meetings

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Our intimate gourmet AL 43 under the direction of chef Maurizio Bardotti offers an unforgettable fine dining experience. The cuisine, both modern but in harmony with the age-old Tuscan traditions, incorporates the finest of seasonal ingredients. Whether seated in our dining room or on the terrace, you will experience the beauty of the Tuscan countryside whilst enjoying the exquisite food and warm hospitality for which we are known. Honoured with one Michelin star in 2018, Al 43 hosts a maximum of 20 guests. Reservations required.
$73 - $107
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, European, Mediterranean
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were advised to visit this restaurant by our friends - really great choice for those who understand and appreciate high level cuisine! You can choose between several menus but you will be really astonished by the beauty of the dishes. Foie gras in the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JohnWha
Reviewed 1 week ago

When staying at the villa, this is truly “icing on the cake”! The selection / options are what you expect in a place of fine dining.

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank MatthewsBebe
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Oh my word, the food in this place is amazing. Fabulous service, wonderful views. We will be returning in June 2019 for sure!

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Karen E
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

We had such a special meal, with friendly and well paced service. The newly Michigan starred Chef outdid himself with an innovative menu. I particularly appreciated that he made a few special courses for me (I don’t eat most meat), which were equally as good...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lfergerson
Reviewed December 27, 2018

We stayed at Locanda for three nights and were invited to join their renowned restaurant Al 43 for Christmas lunch. There was a 7 course lunch prepared for the special occasion. We have to say we enjoyed everything, from the dishes to the wines to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brian L
Reviewed December 26, 2018

Enjoyed a tasting menu of creative dishes - presentation was innovative and beautiful, service was immaculate, setting was gorgeous! A highlight of our trip!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank torybsf
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We visited this brilliant restaurant whilst on a family holiday in Tuscany. The service was outstanding from the moment we arrived, the views of San Gimignano spectacular and we could not fault the food. The finishing touches and attention to detail were second to none,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rebeccadZ340QU
LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Gentile Signora Rebecca, Thank you for this beautiful and heartfelt review in TripAdvisor. We remember your group well and so appreciate your kind words and the time you took to share. We hope to welcome you again here at al43 when your travel allow, but...More

Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

This place is off the beaten track, but definitely worth the drive. I had a 3 course tasting menu with wine pairing and everything was amazing. They started with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and some amuse bouche which were both wonderful. The foie...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ladyvyper
LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Dear Ladyvyper, Thank you for this succinct and wonderful review of you meal i our restaurant and thank you for taking the time in TripAdvisor to share about it! It was our pleasure serving you and we hope, that when your travels allow, we will...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018

We love fine food and try to find them on all our trips. We found al 43 coincidently as we were not too keen about all the other recommendations from Michelin around San Gimignano. When you arrive you are welcomed very warmly by the host...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SantoshRadhakrishnan
LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Dear SantoshRadhakrishnan, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this thoughtful and articulate review of your evening in our restaurant al43. It give each one of us great satisfaction when our guests experience such happiness while with us. We appreciate that your lives...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Some patrons may like the style, but it was not to our taste. Very small servings (I know this is meant to to fashionable) and basically did not do the food justice. When you get served something which is secial in taste you need to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank heyabort
LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Dear Andrew & Julie, Thank you for your honest review of your experience in our restaurant. As guests of our Inn as well, we always ask our guests how their dining experience was, and over breakfast the following morning, you openly shared your thoughts with...More

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