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Vicolo Dell'Oro 2, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We arrived here purely by chance walking around San Gimignano one evening. The menu looked tempting, lots of Tuscan food that we had seen on various menus but never tried, so we gave it a go. Friendly and attentive waitresses saw us to a table .The restaurant was empty when we went in a little after six - early for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Found Ristorante Dorando via a recommendation on an app, and was so happy. Was the nicest fine dining restaurant we went to during our week in Tuscany. The lady was delightful and very nice. Our lunch - delicious!!

Thank AussieJak2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Wonderful food, we had ravioli and Lamb. Very good Wine and very friendly and competente service ...

Thank veliaCopenhagen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Ristorante Dorando is down a small narrow street off the 1st piazza. It is worth the search to enjoy this gem. We shared a few dishes and these were outstanding: Rolled pastry crisp vegetables with zafferano of San Gimignano velvety and Risotto with shrimp, asparagus tops and a bisque of shrimp. Truly outstanding and a complex layer of flavors in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised to find such excellent food, artful presentation, impeccable but warm service, on a slow Tuesday night (San Gimignano seems to slow down earlier than Florence). Everything was delicious and beautifully prepared. We had the stuffed Guinea hen (terrific) and the rabbit-stuffed pasta (beautiful). Neighboring table included children who were loving the food. Better than anything we have had... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

What a wonderful spot. I'm a big fan of the Italian slow-food tradition and this was a great example of it. I had the Pici with guinea‐hen ragout, VinSanto, flakes truffle and Pecorino di fossa cheese to start and then followed it with the Fillet of  Cinta  Senese local pork with bitter‐sweet apple purée. They were both glorious. Of all the meals we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

Dorando is a cozy restaurant set near San Gimignano's Duomo. The decor was very nice. Most importantly, the traditional Tuscan food was delicious and the service very attentive! The wine list offers a wide selection of Tuscan wines. Highly recommended

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The ambiance was excellent, the decor was perfect and the table was set for a romantic meal enjoyed by husband and wife. It even came with it's own high price meal which included a cover charge or 'coperti' of €2.50 each. This restaurant was neither high end nor was it an economy meal either but it served it's purpose with... More 

Thank SirRand
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We happened upon this amazing restaurant in a charming backstreet of San Gimignano and were truly thrilled. The wine list is among the most fantastic I've ever seen – it is truly phenomenal with super vintage wines – and the food was fantastic. It is actually a top favorite restaurant experience in Tuscany. We went back twice we were so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, 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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