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Osteria delle Catene

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Via Mainardi 18, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 941966
Today
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Thu - Tue 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for lunch whilst on a day trip to San Gimignano. Really glad we found this place after reading the good reviews, food was delicious and fresh. It looked a little closed from the outside with the net curtains drawn, very happy that it was open. Staff were friendly and polite. Highly recommend stopping here if you are... More 

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Thank howardrbaker
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Had a quick dinner with my family. First time there. Quaint, pleasant, good food at great prices. Staff very nice and friendly. Had a great time.

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Thank Daniel P
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear Daniel, thanks for your nice review! We heartly hope we managed to offer you a little bit of our marvellous Tuscany. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes, Gino and Virgilio More 

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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

If you want a really Tuscan experience, you could try this place! One thing that convinces me every time I travel somewhere is the number of locals there...and this restaurant had quite a few ;) We were invited in very warmly by a very kind person :) We were advised about the local dishes :) They even have plates for... More 

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Thank Anca P
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear guests, thanks for your words, we really appreciate them! We aim to offer our guests genuine, traditional food in a friendly, simple atmosphere, and we are really glad to hear you have had a good time at the Osteria. We are very looking forward to having you as our welcome guests again in the future! Best Wishes, Gino and... More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to eat here by a local shop owner and were not disappointed. Although my partner and I only had main courses both dishes were perfectly cooked and full of flavour. We intend to return to San Gimignano and will definitely be eating here again.

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Thank Sue M
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thanks for your nice review! We heartly appreciate your words! You are welcome anytime, we are very looking forward to having you as our welcome guests again. Best Wishes, Gino and Virgilio More 

Uzes, France
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I had the pappardelle with truffle sauce, the pasta was home made but I doubt the sauce was, acceptable however. The main course of chicken in white wine with saffron was underwhelming in flavour, the grilled vegetables I had to accompany it were on the burnt side of well charred. A half bottle of local Vernaccia white wine was cheap... More 

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Thank Bill B
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are really sorry you didn't like our specialties. We surely won't discuss personal taste, yet we want to make clear that all the products we use are locally produced and that all the dishes you find on our menu are home prepared. Honestly, we would have appreciated that... More 

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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

we were 3 friuends visiting the town and stopped here by chance. Gorgeous. The owners are friendly, kind, caring the customers, and with a good sense of humour. The food is great: antipasti are really good, we tried pici with pheasant and mushroom bolognese sauce, fantastic, and the leek, saffron and ham soup is also really delicate and tasty. Highly... More 

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Thank Davide A
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you for your nice review! Our way of running the Osteria is ispired by the real Tuscan way of living: guests are friends to our eyes, and we try to make them feel home; recipes come from our childhood, when the whole family used to seat on the dinner table; some of the paintings on the wall... More 

Sliema, Malta
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76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is situated off the hustle of tourist offering a charming atmosphere. The food was good, we had two ribolita and two wild boar. The only thing was the vegetables side dish was very basic for €4. Any ways on the whole it was good.

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Thank Mark Edward M
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you for you nice review. We are very glad to hear that you have appreciated the specialties of the Tuscan tradition. In particular, the ribollita is prepared as our mums and sisters used to do when we were children. We hope we will have the chance to have you our welcome guests again, and will take your... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This is a charming little restaurant, with a super proprietor, and wonderful simple and tasty food. We shared the special pappardelle pasta with fungi and tartufo sauce - it was absolutely stunning. We followed with main dishes of wild boar stew and roast rabbit with herb sauce. Both were excellent. All this was accompanied by a delightful local red recommended... More 

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Thank Ken M
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you for your nice words. We are honored to find guests who really appreciate the specialties of the Tuscan kitchen, and are very looking forward to welcoming you again! Best Wishes, Gino and Virgilio More 

Nashville, TN
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

With many of the sidewalk eateries kind of full, we looked on a few of the 'side-streets' if you could really call them streets, and saw this place. We were seated quickly and the service was very good with true Italian flair. We each (five of us) ordered something different and all enjoyed what we chose. Price was fair, atmosphere... More 

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Thank travelerted
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear Guests, we really thank you for your nice review! We are ery glad to hear you have enjoed your time at the Osteria delle Catene! There is so much to taste from the Tuscan tradition, and we have really appreciated that each one of you tried something different. We hope to see you soon, you are very welcome in... More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and extremely friendly staff! Great place for lunch in St Gimignano. The Straccoto was superb!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you for your nice review! Actually, the stracotto is one of our most requested specialties, and we are very happy to hear that you have appreciated such a traditional dish. Thank you again, and see you soon! Gino and Virgilio More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$17 - US$52
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mainardi 18, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 941966

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