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“Nice family Italian restaurant in a quiet setting”

Osteria San Giovanni
Ranked #32 of 131 Restaurants in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 21, 2013

The town of San Gimignano is full of tourists shops and restaurants. Besides the great food, one of the best things about the Taverna Paradiso is that it is an indoor restaurant separated from all of the hustle and bustle of the tourists outside. The restaurant is also air conditioned which is greatly appreciated on a hot summer day in Italy.

The food is very good and reasonably priced. The food arrived very quickly which was greatly appreciated by a hungry family with young children. The service was excellent.

I would recommend the Picci pasta with Cinghiale (wild boar) sauce, or the Ravioli Quattro Formaggi.

In summary, a nice quiet italian restaurant in a busy tourist town, good food, good service, and good value. We will return again on our next visit.

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Thank SDBLima
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Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, this is not a complaint against this restaurant which offered a good menu selection, but compared to some other meals we have had in Italy, this was stock standard, nothing fancy, nothing bad. Perhaps the menu caters for the visitor that wants standard fare, so if this is your style then Taverna Paradiso may interest you.

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Nice, good and small Ristorante in one of the most beautiful towns in Toscana.
Tasty food accompanied with good wine and great atmosphere. Fair prices too.
Got there after I read the reviews and was not disappointed.

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Thank DannyHaifa
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

On a very wet lunchtime in March we arrived in San Gimignano and needed lunch. How lucky we were to find Taverna Paradiso, very near the main square. We were even more fortunate as there were only 2 seats left in this intimate restaurant. The couple that followed us in we're less fortunate. The owner who was serving was very knowledgeable and guided us through the menu pointing out local produce and making suggestions along the way. The service and food was excellent, the ambience was wonderful and we were so pleased we had experienced Taverna Paradiso. Price seemed about average for the area. Would certainly revisit, if there is a table available!

Thank Barrie L
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Tiny little place tucked in a corner near the main squares. Nice selection of food at excellent prices. Enjoyed the wine. Friendly service. Great place for lunch.

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Thank RobShelley54
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