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Osteria Del Carcere

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Via del Castello, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 941905
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Thu - Tue 19:30 - 22:00
Fri - Tue 12:30 - 15:00
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ham is was good, but the service is was terrible. we was waiting for 10 minutes just only order starter and 10 minutes for drink. stuff are noisy

Thank Tidarat B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Just popped in for a glass of red. This place is the real deal but do taste the wine before taking a glass - you need to find the one you like. Once chosen, sit back and enjoy the operatic music - the ambience is for real. Graze Mille!

Thank Joanne D
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We thought we had been to the best restaurant in town yesterday but now we are not sure :) This one had the music on top. And very good advice for the wine.

Thank paulandc0
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The food was delisious in Osteria Del Carcere, we had a great bottle of local red wine, the bruscetthe pomodoro were the best we had so far, the soup with mushrooms and the meat was excellent! We finished with a very delicate dessert and aromatic wine. The service is polite and discreet and the place is rustic but minimal.

Thank George G
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great lunch in this unassuming restaurant. Great local Tuscan food. We had Ribollita, bean soup, chick pea soup, onion soup and crostini. Absolutely delicious. Don't go there if you want pasta or pizza.

Thank Paula B
Jena, Germany
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Amazing Tuscan soups and crostini with local cheeses and meats. Friendly staff and lovely atmosphere

Thank Silvia C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Small but beautiful and perfect. Deserves an higher classification comparing with the restaurants we know in san gimignano in hower classification. Our advise: don't walk along the restaurant but go insite.

Thank moyendelacourt
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We ate at several places during a week in San Gimignano but this was the stand out experience. We had some fairly average food in a couple of places but here it was absolutely excellent. Combined with a wonderful atmosphere, friendly service (knowledgeable about the food and wine) and incredible wine menu and service. Highlights were the pear, pecorino and... More 

Thank tomwood1981
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

As others have done, looked around the town after so many conflicting reviews for nearly all places on trip. This one stood out as it had home made deserts on the counter and was full. They asked us to come back in a half hour and gave us a table . Service faultless. I had a tasty chick pea soup... More 

Thank Gwent1
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

It looks like a nice place, just off the 2 main squares. Simple deco, in theme. So far so good. The staff is OK, not overly helpfull and friendly, but also not rude or not polite. The food on the other hand, sadly, was not to our liking. Bruschetta dropping with garlic, covering up all other flavours, sparcely topped, pappa... More 

Thank Michael T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Castello, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 941905

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