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Ristorante Dorando'

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Vicolo Dell'Oro 2, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Thornhurst, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I found this Michelin guide gem quite by accident as we turned down an alley off the Piazza Cisterna on a Saturday night recently. The pesto mint pasta was unique and tasteful. Duck appetizer and pork main course along with a fine wine rounded out a wonderful dinner. Wish we had found this earlier in our week... More 

Thank packimocity
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in search of a nice meal in San Gim and in spite of some poor reviews. It also advertises itself as a "slow food" restaurant. Arriving at about 7.20 pm it was not busy and we received polite and attentive service from start to finish (apart from that annoying bit when you have finished your meal, dessert, coffee,... More 

Thank EssunCee
new york
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad the place we thought we would eat at turned out to be closed for lunch. This accidental find really hit the spot. We had veggie rolls with saffron sauce, duck antipasto, cinghiale with juniper berries, bleu cheese ravioli with pear sauce and guinea hen. All the dishes were tasty and filling but not heavy. We had a bottle... More 

Thank Travelyn103
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is tucked out of the way but is a Michelin Guide gem. It is worth looking for it. We came upon it quite by accident when we found San Gimignano so crowded we were looking for a restaurant which was not inundated with tourists. Checking all the alleyways off the main street paid off for us when we... More 

Thank Ollie076
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the state of the place clearly this restaurant has seen better days. The decor looked aged, some of the electrical fittings were coming off the wall and the cutlery and crockery could do with replacing. Still the menu looked interesting and, although by no means inexpensive, the prices are probably quite normal for a touristy place like San Gimignano.... More 

Thank AdamLenP
Pwllheli, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

I came upon this restaurant accidentally(is totally tucked out of the way!)The fact that it is on the Michelin Guide prompted me to have a look at the menu! -it seemed varied and reasonably priced so we(my elderly mum and myself) gave it a go! It was such a lovely surprise! The food was cooked to a very high standard... More 

Thank Jane L
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Nearly cancelled our reservation when we saw the utterly scathing review left earlier this month. Glad we didn't. Maybe the restaurant was having a bad day or maybe the reviewer was or a bit of both? I can only comment on our experience. I find it less helpful to read reviews of a place that are either "best ever" or... More 

Thank constantglobetrotter
south africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a typical tourist rip off restaurant ,looks classy by decor ,but food really 2star ,service arrogant ,wine warm and ambience nil.In terms of value this a non starter ,better value to be had in a pizzeria.Most courses returned ,but no apologies and service at 8%added irrespective,I wish I had more time to get to the tourist association to... More 

Thank michaelhilton
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Don't be put off by the excellence of this restaurant, it is a fantastic place to have a meal, mid priced, but high end. We enjoyed one of the finest meals we had in Tusancy here, local dishes and the same price as the local "touristico" crap places to eat. This is a must eat in restaraunt.

Thank Ed H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

The "slow food" movement in Italy is famous. Member restaurant commit to using authentic recipes, and using locally sourced food appropriate to the season. Dorando is just off the main square, yet few visitors spend less than one minute to walk off the beaten path. Directly across from the entrance to Dorando is a place touting true Neapolitan pizza --... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo Dell'Oro 2, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: 0577-941-862
Dorando' is a small, intimate Restaurant for whosoever love a good cookery. Is located in the heart of San Gimignano, between two suggestive squares, "Piazza del Duomo" and "Piazza della Cisterna" in a 14 century building. The cuisine, harmonizes with the ambiance presents dishes which are creative and light inspired by old perfumes and tastes of Tuscan Cookery. Dishes prepared with fresh and genuine products. Large choice of Tuscan wines.

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