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“good pasta” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante La Mandragola

Ristorante La Mandragola
Ranked #15 of 126 Restaurants in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“good pasta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

decided on this for lunch after wandering through the morning .... wanted to try the wild boar pasta and the duck ...the speghetti with the duck was particulary good .... have never had wild boar before found it gamey and a bit salty but think thats what a boar would taste like ...., the bruschetta was good especially if you like garlic, i think it was a good lunchtime choice, service quick but not hurried, good bathroom facilities

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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“Oily and not flavorful.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012 via mobile

Great service but not great food. We wanted a home cooked meal and it felt forced... I don't suggest it if you want something quaint and homemade.

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manila
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

Had a quick lunch at La Mandragola with my wife and kids. We ordered the Pigeon Ravioli, Truffle Ravioli and Wild Boar stew. We all enjoyed it.
They also serve rabbit which we hope to try next time.
Waitstaff was very helpful and gave good suggestions.
Service was very quick.
Food was served in about 5 minutes.
Overall good dining experience.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FTZ
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Sydney Australia
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Lovely way to pass an afternoon....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

Hidden in a quiet Street just off the busy main thoroughfare, this elegant restaurant is a nice haven to enjoy some fabulous local food. We sat outside on the decking under the shady chestnut trees, literally at the foot of the city walls and enjoyed a typical meal of antipasti, pasta, secondi and delectable desserts. The wine list provided an interesting range of local wines. Worth the few minutes to find it.

Visited September 2011
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Milan, Italy
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“what a rip off”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

by day four of our intensive tour of Tuscany we were too tired to hunt out a good place to eat so we followed the tenant's advice and headed straight for La Mandragola. Turns out we paid loads for a tough, deep fired frizzled steak (which my daughter couldn't even swallow) and teeny portion of grilled vegetables...like where's the rest of the portion!
In my opinion this place does NOT deserve the ridiculous number of clients that stroll through its door!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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