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“Beppone - Thieves !”
Review of Beppone

Beppone
Ranked #111 of 130 Restaurants in San Gimignano
Price range: $14 - $36
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Basically a very poor experience all round. The "service" (if you can call it service) is bad, the prices are outrageous and the food is certainly no where near of what you should expect from Italian cuisine. The worst thing is that, not only are the owners obviously ripping off tourists with the prices, they also charge 2 euros per person for the 'Coperto' which is a charge for cutlery etc but they also add a 15% Service charge on everything which is probably border line illegal as you cannot charge a service fee on a non service items. To top it all, they don't take credit cards so they probably only claim a small percentage of their dishonest revenue to the authorities.
There are enough bad comments to substantiate the clear fact that you should avoid this restaurant at all costs. It is always sad to see people like this create a bad name for the honest Italians and all the great restaurants but ultimately it is up to the consumer to put these thieves out of business. Bottom line - don't go there......even if you are starving !

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Thank Worlds_traveller_65
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Pizzas boasts to be the original from Naples and they did taste good but a tad too watery the tomato base and way overpriced at 12 euros for a plain ham and cheese one when average prices for a pizza is 6 to 8 euros.
My prawn linguini cost 15 euros and only had one prawn !
Ambience and service was good enough but by worth the extra prices. Be prepared to have cash on you too as no credit cards accepted.

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Thank stephie75
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

There are lots of excellent restaurants and bars in San Gimignano, but not Beppone! It was an absolute 'rip off' with a 15% service charge, 2 euros per person cover charge (for nothing), highly inflated prices (e.g. a pizza cost 13-15 euros) and we were 'conned' into believing that they didn't have glasses of wine, so we needed to buy a bottle - an extortionate 35 euros. There were 4 of us and we were each served with our pizzas at different times with a lengthy wait between the arrival of each one. A green salad, costing 5.50 euros, consisted of 6 small bits of iceberg lettuce. Service was appalling and, all in all, this was the worst dining experience we have ever had in Italy. Never again - the owners and staff must get some sort of pleasure out of conning tourists but it was a very nasty experience.

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Thank Mary W
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Service was fast as we were there at opening time. Food was nice but pricy for what it is. Small Lasagna primi plati 12€ + 2€ couperi +service!!
Coca cola 4€ 25cl. Okay San Gimignano is a touristic city, but for the last 4 years I visited Italy, service was always included. Now it was't and it was not indicated on the menu at all. We ended up with 110€ for 4 primi platti and a pizza prochutto, 3 large coca and 50cl housewine! Overpriced!

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Thank Kerotomiwo
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

I so wish I had checked the reviews on trip advisor before trying what I thought looked to be a lovely restaurant, off the main Piazza so therefore expected to be less expensive! Oh no! The prices were a third more than that in the Piazza. And they had the audacity to charge a cover and 15% gratuity! We ordered 4 meals, two came out and 30 mins later we were still waiting for the two pizzas! My husband asked for veg calzone from the menu - they said no calzone have veg pizza and fold in half! They gave him Lasagna first! My Lasagna taste like a frozen Shop bought with plastic cheese, my daughter's Margarita pizza tasted like pizza dough with a tin of tomatoes and a bit of mozzarella. Both pizzas had a good cm of grease resting on them! I ordered a green salad for €5.50 which was a plate of iceberg lettuce - grim! The toilet is atrocious - no seat on it and no soap or hand towels! We have had some beautiful meals in Tuscany and yet this cost €25 euros more than any of those! Typically on wandering out to the Piazza afterwards the meals were so much cheaper! Oh the staff were miserable and completely uninterested too! Am not one to give bad reviews but I wanted to prevent others making the mistake we did when there are many more beautiful restaurants in this area!

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Thank Paula O
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