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Osteria delle Catene

Via Mainardi 18, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 941966
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (13 reviews)
“pasta” (19 reviews)
“stew” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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LOCATION
Via Mainardi 18, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We came to San Gimignano on market day, so the main streets were heaving. We therefore looked for a restauarant in one of the side streets, and were happy to sit outside and enjoy the late September sunshine. As we were on half booard at...More

Thank anm53
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guests, tank for your nice review! It’s always a great pleasure to hear our guests had the chance to enjoy the authentic Tuscan kitchen in a relaxed atmosphere. We are very looking forward to having you our welcome guests again. Best Wishes, Gino &...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

A busy ancient town so it was nice to find a tucked away restaurant . A family run small place . Special of the day good value and tasty. Attentive service from the owners ! Outdoor seating !More

Thank Travelqueen241
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Dear Guests, thanks for your feedback! You perfectly got the way we run our small Osteria, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and the very typical Tuscan food. We are very looking forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes, Gino and...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner here in early August, and I'm still thinking about the meal. We split an appetizer, then had pasta and a main course each. It was delicious and a lot of quality food. The cingale was particularly tasty, as was the sausage and...More

Thank Melissa J
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Dear Guests, your words are making us melt for joy! You are most welcome and we are looking forwared to having you as our welcome guests again. Best Wishes, Gino and Virgilio

Reviewed 28 August 2017

We have been here twice now- the first time 5 years ago when we followed the waiter's recommendations and enjoyed a meal rich in local meat and wine. This time we came back and received a warm welcome. We sat on one of the few...More

Thank ClareF017
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Dear Guests, thanks for your nice review! You perfectly resumed the philosophy behind the management of our little restaurant: food is to be enjoyed, not photographed. We really appreciate when our guests talk to each other, or listen to the owners’ suggestions, and really enjoy...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

The staff was friendly but the food was bad. The Brushetta was composed of tasteless bread with some olive oil and tomatoe slices that covered the pieces or bread. Worse, only two of the four pieces of bread had tomatoes slices on them. 0 efforts...More

Thank the8thhorseman
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Dear Guests, thanks for taking the time to write your feedback, we were actually expecting your review. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the long waiting. Just for you to be informed, someone from the staff was missing for personal, unexpected reasons, we were...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We took a bit of a gamble on this place and enjoyed a good meal with attentive service - right up until the end of the main course, following which we were completely ignored. Other tables were served desserts and coffees but we weren't afforded...More

Thank Jon D
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Dear Guests, thanks for your nice review on food and service. We are very sorry to hear we were not attentive until the very end, August is a demanding, busy period, but of course this is no excuse and you are right to complain on...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We found Catene after our first choice turned us away for being full. The outside tables were full but the street is on a slope so it was little hardship to go inside. The boar ragu with pappardelle was a nice meaty start. It is...More

Thank sb4132
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Dear Guests, thanks for your nice review! We are so happy to hear you liked the specialties of the Tuscan tradition! We are very looking forward to having you as our welcome guests again. Best Wishes, Gino and Virgilio

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We have arrived w/o reservation. The service was very friendly and professional. The food was on a master level. Cinghale was my best in ever.

Thank Karoly G
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Dear Guests, Thanks for your nice review! Cinghiale is actually a must of the local tradition, we are really glad to hear you liked it! We are very looking forward to having you as our welcome guests again. Best Wishes, Gino and Virgilio

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Nice place on a quite street. The ONION and the ORANGE & TOMATO JAMS are the MUST WITH CHEESES! Pici were great too! Good choice of local wines. Very friendly and helpful owners!More

Thank Victoria O
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Dear Guests, we are very pleased to read your feedback, as we are always happy when our guests like the specialties of the Tuscan kitchen, such as home-made jams, pici and other local products. We are very looking forward to having you out welcome guests...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We ended our day in San Gimignano with an excellent meal at this restaurant. We grabbed a small table outside where we could enjoy the spectacular views of this ancient walled city while enjoying an excellent meal with great local wine. Service was just what...More

Thank Pam C
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Dear Guests, thanks a lot for your wonderful words! We are really happy to hear you liked the historical centre of San Gimignano, the peace of the little street we are located in, the food and the service. We are very looking forward to seeing...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$18 - US$54
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mainardi 18, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 941966
  • E-mail
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