The ratings are accurate. We loved the soups and the pate. The soups are hardy and delicious. It is a small place and will fill up quickly. Highly recommended.
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We had made a reservation earlier in the day. That seemed good enough with the owner, Elena. Arrived and got to pick our table. Cute place...and ambiance,very small & cozy. Started with a bottle of Sangiovese that was delightful. Ordered a platter of pates -...More
San Gimingano gets flooded with tourists during the day, so it can be challenging to find a decent spot to eat that offers more than a tourist menu. Osteria Carcere has what you need. Off the beaten path, and very little English spoken. Just what...More
So there we were walking down a street in San Gimignano... You know how it is, it's time for dinner and the place we had thought about going to was full. So we step into Osteria del Carcere. I just want to say we were...More
A truly excellent and original restaurant in this tourist-inflated city. I won't bang on about the first time I came here 47 years ago (I was the only tourist and there were two trattorie - I can still taste the heavenly chicken!) because of course...More
First off, I'll say I love this restaurant because of how specific they've chosen to be. It's not a "let's please the tourist palate" joint -- they're cooking the food they want to cook and if you don't like that, go to the next place....More
In a tourist town like San Gimignano, if you want proper Italian food, get off the main piazza where they cater to tourists and triple the prices. This is the real deal - a proper osteria with absolutely delicious food and wine. Period. No pizzas,...More
We chose for lunch this restaurant during our visit in the city. It was quite busy but hopefully we found a table upstairs for two. The selection of cheeses was very good but for me the best part was the soups we ate after. Very...More
We only got a table at the second try but we really loved it!!! An all different set of Italian food from the one we are used to see around the world. Tasty!!!