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Ristorante Antico Desco

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Localita' Santa Maria, 38/D | Vicino a Azienda Agricola Fontaleoni, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 338 620 6944
19:30 - 22:30
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Thu - Tue 19:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 00:00 - 14:00
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Last time we were here a few years ago we absolutely loved it but the menu has been decimated so we struggled to choose. The penne with mushroom sauce was absolutely delicious but other dishes were not so good. Wine and service were good. This was the first night of our weeks holiday but we didn't go back.

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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178 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

The place does not meet our expectations! The food is OK but nothing special. We have been two couples and all of us we did not found something to remember. The first course , pasta, was as we have get it in a fast food restaurant. The fiorentina was eatable but not more. Very few options for desert. Wine was... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Simple and relaxed place, but very good food. Meat dish was very nice and pasta was as good as it should be in Italy. The choclate cheesecake was the cherry on top. The view from terrace is stunning.

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Gdansk, Poland
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650 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 459 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

It is really traditional place run by family in their farm and vineyard. Service is nice, house wine very good. Breathing views. Spinach gnocchi are very good, lasagna acceptable. But steak is simply not good: grilled in inappropriate way from meat which is not for steaks. I would recommend them to use meat cows rather and cured for 30 days... More 

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89 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Very good family managed restaurant where you can eat authentic tuscany food. Restaurant is part of a farm in the middle of tuscany countryside few km far from Ulignano where a good olive oil and wine is producted. Me and my wife ate in this restaurant last November, we tasted a lovely home made ball with vegetable and slice meat... More 

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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Wonderful rustic proper Tuscan experience. Rather quiet although we ate early. The food was brilliant, my daughters shared a fiorantina steak which was awesome. We had a table outside which had a beautiful aspect over the valley. Service was great and very friendly. Overall a great find. Just to say they don't serve pizza as suggested in previous reviews.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
2 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We were given recommendation for this restaurant by our hosts in a neighboring village. The food is wonderful, as is the house wine from the affiliated winery (try the local white, Vernacchia, it is excellent), and the service is very good. The views are absolutely gorgeous (try to arrive a half hour before the sun begins to set so as... More 

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Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We were recommended to eat at this restaurant when we were staying at Hotel Vecchio Asilo. To be fair there aren't many restaurants in the immediate vicinity so we were pleased that the food served here was of a good standard. The staff are lovely with reasonable English. There are very nice countryside views if you can get a table... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We stayed in San Gimignano for 7 days and have had 3 meals down in this family run osteria. The staff were friendly and were responsive to our requests. You must try their pasta, its simply delicious. The most impressive ones were their tartufo spinach speciality, pici in hare sauce, wild boar spaghetti and the tartufo tagliatelle. Their spare ribs... More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

To be brief, the food is excellent. Traditional Tuscan food describes the menu. The first night I went there, a big, local family also happened to be there for a celebration. That's always a good sign when locals enjoy the food. The wine is from the attached vineyard (Fonteleoni), which can also be visited for tastings, and is very good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$38
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:30
00:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
00:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Localita' Santa Maria, 38/D | Vicino a Azienda Agricola Fontaleoni, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 338 620 6944
A few km from San Gimignano,Poggibonsi and Certaldo, lovely restaurant with old typicall cuisin. Terrace with panoramic view on vineyards and olive's tree.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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