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Osteria Del Carcere

Via del Castello, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 941905
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“soups” (19 reviews)
“crostini” (9 reviews)
“pates” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
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Via del Castello, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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

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.

1  Thank amanda g
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

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

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.

Thank Jeremy W
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.

1  Thank Sam Z
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

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.

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 25 September 2017

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

1  Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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

2  Thank CARose
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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
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, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 941905
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