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“Wonderfully simple”
Review of dal Bertelli

dal Bertelli
Ranked #30 of 130 Restaurants in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Description: 3483181907 Along the eastern wall, away from the main street. A very simple no frills sandwich shop. He offers cheap panini with the best pure ingredients, local salami, and pecorino cheese, along with good inexpensive local wine. A real contrast with the "tourist trap" establishments which are crammed into this small city.
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Description: 3483181907 Along the eastern wall, away from the main street. A very simple no frills sandwich shop. He offers cheap panini with the best pure ingredients, local salami, and pecorino cheese, along with good inexpensive local wine. A real contrast with the "tourist trap" establishments which are crammed into this small city.
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderfully simple”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

It's odd to come away from somewhere with such a limited menu with such a positive sentiment but what Dal Bertelli does, it does well. Food is limited to sandwiches containing any combination of two types of salami and one type of cheese. That's really it! However the quality of ingredients is very good so the end result is really tasty. Add reasonable prices and the peace and quiet that comes from being just off the main tourist area and I'd recommend this place to anyone.

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Warwickshire
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“Fantastic experience - a brilliant place for lunch”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

We found Bertelli by looking on Trip and seeing that most reviews were in Italian. So glad that we did! This place is simplicity at its finest and proves that sometimes, less really is more.
Help yourself to a beer or water from the fridge. Through pointing and smiling, tell Bertelli whether you want Salami, Cheese or both and then watch as he takes the world's largest (scariest?) knife and makes you a "sandwich". Why is sandwich in " "? Because, basically, you get a huge chunk of bread, roughly cut somewhere near the middle which then has your choice of filling(s) dropped in - no butter; no finesse; but all the better for it! A little more smiling and you'll be treated to Bertelli telling you his life story / the history of his place... all in unbroken Italian. So much better than places that feel like they are geared up for tourists - I get the impression that Bertelli will welcome anyone and equally not blink if you chose somewhere else. A real gem of a lunch venue.

  • Visited May 2014
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“It's got to be good when all the reviews are in Italian!”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

1 room, 1 kind of bread, 1 kind of cheese, 2 kinds of salami, 8 chairs and a guy (Brunello) with a big knife. Oh I wish we could speak italian - he clearly values his stories and makes his sandwiches with love. So simple - our young kids didnt even remember to ask for butter (there isnt any) and from this meal will eat salami! So much better than main street mass production.

  • Visited December 2013
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