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Osteria Del Carcere

Via del Castello, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 941905
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“soups” (20 reviews)
“crostini” (9 reviews)
“pates” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Via del Castello, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Our host recommended us this eatery as my wife was craving some soup (or zuppe as it’s called in Italian). I ordered the pork loin which was quite tender but a bit too bland for me. My wife ordered the two zuppe: the thick bread...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kaira428
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This place had us coming back for, more more more.... 2 out of 3 nights we drove into San Gimignano from our Farm Home in the LUSH Grape filled hills outside of this Great Walled city... Osteria was recommended by our host Stephan at Agriturismo...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Steve S
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The restaurant is in the heart of the city, very near Piazza della Cisterna, with a nice, rustic dining space. The food is even more typical and authentic, a true representation of the Tuscan gastronomy. The service is friendly and very hospitable, we followed the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This is not the place to eat pizza or pasta. In fact, they don’t serve this at all. It is the place to eat real authentic Tuscan cuisine. Helena is such interesting and welcoming host. She is funny and witty, and make delicious food. One...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Meeting Elena is an experience, one you will remember. Her warm hospitality, her genuine desire to introduce you to great Tuscan food (no pizza or pasta please!) is something to remember. Menu and wine list are full of are of high quality and very reasonably...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank FoxM64
Reviewed 6 June 2018

we enjoyed the Ribolitta, the vegetable mushroom, the onion and the tomato soups with bruschetti.. great bottle of vernaccia riserva. The service is great and the food was amazing.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Giliottitax
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

“No pizza,No pasta”! These are the words that greet many tourists looking for a quick lunch or dinner. If you can live without them, this is a great restaurant. The soup selections are tremendous. The meat is well prepared. Excellent wine collection served in a...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank dan f
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We visited the restaurant due to good reviews found on a traveler’s blog and were severly dissapointed. The meat cuts were thickly cut, the main dishes (a porcini soup and the orange turkey) were not good and the service even worse. In fact, the waiter...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Giada T
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Despite the Michelin recommendation this restaurant was disappointing. Halfhearted service, touristic and over priced. A small restaurant with a few upstairs tables Arista di mailale eur 18 pork loin with Tuscan beans. Sausage on crisp bread boring. Salad also dull.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank JNWSuisse
Reviewed 27 October 2017

A friendly, quiet place. The food was well presented and tasty. The portions are sizable. The mixed crostini were perfect for sharing.

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank Sam Z
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
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12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
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12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Castello, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 941905
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