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Ristorante Dorando'

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Vicolo Dell'Oro 2, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 941862
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

So memorable I am writing a belated review from having eaten there a few years ago and having told our friends who also made a special trip there. They all agreed that it was memorable, as bring excellent. One person took a photo with the owner and sent it to us, he enjoyed it so much. Now we are back... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

Wandering around I saw this place and its menu looked very creative, so I went in for a lunch. It was a great decision, as the food exceeded all expectations. The presentations were creative and matched the tasty dishes. The service was very attentive and matched the high quality of the food. Next time that I am in San Gimignano,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Such a gem, tucked away from the main streets of San Gimignano, so glad we found it!! Food was simply stunning, beautifully presented and a taste sensation. Everything was perfect, the crisp white tablecloths, beautiful crockery and glassware, excellent food and wine menus and outstanding service. A must visit for any foodie!!!

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Great food, great wine, great service. A very memorable restaurant. The menu revolves around the regional cuisine and is excellent. The pappardelle with wild boar ragu was phenomenal, complimented by fantastic DOC wine list. Also, possibly the best espresso I have ever and the service is first class.

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Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

The food was exquisite. I had mint pesto pici - and you could distinguish the taste of every single ingredient. I would also highly recommend the girandola di coniglio - amazing taste! The service was excellent, non-intrusive and yet omni-present. The wine recommended by the waitress perfectly matched our different choices of main course.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

4 of us went for a friend's Birthday. We got free bubbly on arrival, and appetiser and then went for taster menu's, of which there were 2 kinds-typical and classic. As I'm vegetarian they replaced the meat dishes with other options, no problem at all. Had a couple of great Chianti's and the food was really great. Service was top... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

This restaurant, which lies just off the beaten track, offers excellent food! On this hot summerday in august the restaurant was pleasantly cooled. Homemade pasta, special courses with local ingredients and a great wine list. Good service and advice on the wine. Prices are high but in accordance with the quality of the food. One of the best restaurants we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We found this place by chance recognising the 'Slow Food' logo on the sign. The food was superb, very authentically Italian and of the best local quality. We also enjoyed a very nice bottle of local white wine. Recommend the plate of local meats as a starter - absolutely beautiful!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

This restaurant should be ranked higher in the TripAdvisor list. We had a delicious meal. the staff were friendly though formal. The quail starter was really good and we had pasta which was well above average. Would recommend.

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

We were in Italy for 3 weeks and I have to say that both of our best meals were in San Gimignano (Dorando' and at Cum Quibus). We were staying in the countryside and a Scottish couple told us to come, saying they went to this restaurant whenever in Tuscany going on 10 years or so. The food is "slow... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo Dell'Oro 2, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 941862
Description
Dorando' is a small, intimate Restaurant for whosoever love a good cookery. Is located in the heart of San Gimignano, between two suggestive squares, "Piazza del Duomo" and "Piazza della Cisterna" in a 14 century building. The cuisine, harmonizes with the ambiance presents dishes which are creative and light inspired by old perfumes and tastes of Tuscan Cookery. Dishes prepared with fresh and genuine products. Large choice of Tuscan wines.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?