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Bar la Cisterna

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Piazza della Cisterna n. 11-12, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 388 887 6207
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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277 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for tea and Panna Forte (traditional Italian biscuit/cake full of nuts etc) and loved the people watching and view over the main square.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location overlooking a historic piazza, just around the corner from the Duomo (a must visit). Prompt service, good food (we had a Toscano and a fungi pizza- yum!) and reasonable pricing.(inc wine and water, Eu 33.

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Louisville, Co, USA
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

At the end of our day, we stopped at Bar la Cisterna for supper. After a tasty pizza, and Cokes, we took several pastries with us to our hotel, across the Piazza, and excellent those pastries were. Easily found in the Piazza della Cisterna, in San Gimignano. Tom and Lisa Broomfield, Colorado

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Thank Thomas R
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting for people watching and unhurried Espresso Coffee and very nice local specialty Wild Boar and Pasta together with lovely local Vernacia white wine or Chianti . Sensible pricing too at around €17 for meal, wine and coffee .

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Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great service, wholesome food, sunny convenient location near Duomo. Definitely easy to visit and have a meal.

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Thank Fay W
Central, NY
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172 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Great place for an espresso or win to people watch in this great little town. Great veggies and service

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Thank MMSS
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Great views for lunch. The choice of food was good for families and the meal was good value. Service was fine but it's in a hot tourist spot so functional.

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Thank Batbling
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Best spot on the sunny side of the piazza for a drink with nibbles at a premium price but worth it. Had pizza for lunch which was nice too. You can eat better for less inside a restaurant in the town but will it be as memorable?

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,233 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Bar la Cisterna is located in Piazza Cisterna offering a fine view of the piazza and good for people watching. It was not particularly busy when we visited yet the service was slow. We have had much better pollo alla cacciatore elsewhere in Italy. All in all, average.

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Hong Kong, China
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered rice with mushrooms, pasta and pizza. The rice was very well cooked, the sauce of the pasta was a bit salty but very nice taste and the pizza was excellent. For dessert we got Tiramisu, it was a bit too sweet but yummy.the service was good and fast.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza della Cisterna n. 11-12, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 388 887 6207

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?