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Ristorante Dorando'

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Vicolo Dell'Oro 2, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 941862
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New York City, New York
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though prices are high, the restaurant worths it. You can read high quality of cooking in every bite. The service is above the average.

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Thank Irene Z
San Diego, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This sweet restaurant was tucked away in a quiet corner of what can otherwise be a hectic little town. The staff was very pleasant, the wine was good and the food was very good. It was a bit slow, but overall worth the wait.

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Thank reneesd2015
Thornhurst, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I found this Michelin guide gem quite by accident as we turned down an alley off the Piazza Cisterna on a Saturday night recently. The pesto mint pasta was unique and tasteful. Duck appetizer and pork main course along with a fine wine rounded out a wonderful dinner. Wish we had found this earlier in our week... More 

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Thank packimocity
Portsmouth
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We visited in search of a nice meal in San Gim and in spite of some poor reviews. It also advertises itself as a "slow food" restaurant. Arriving at about 7.20 pm it was not busy and we received polite and attentive service from start to finish (apart from that annoying bit when you have finished your meal, dessert, coffee,... More 

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Thank EssunCee
new york
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189 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

So glad the place we thought we would eat at turned out to be closed for lunch. This accidental find really hit the spot. We had veggie rolls with saffron sauce, duck antipasto, cinghiale with juniper berries, bleu cheese ravioli with pear sauce and guinea hen. All the dishes were tasty and filling but not heavy. We had a bottle... More 

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Thank Travelyn103
California
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This restaurant is tucked out of the way but is a Michelin Guide gem. It is worth looking for it. We came upon it quite by accident when we found San Gimignano so crowded we were looking for a restaurant which was not inundated with tourists. Checking all the alleyways off the main street paid off for us when we... More 

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Thank Ollie076
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

From the state of the place clearly this restaurant has seen better days. The decor looked aged, some of the electrical fittings were coming off the wall and the cutlery and crockery could do with replacing. Still the menu looked interesting and, although by no means inexpensive, the prices are probably quite normal for a touristy place like San Gimignano.... More 

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Thank AdamLenP
Pwllheli, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I came upon this restaurant accidentally(is totally tucked out of the way!)The fact that it is on the Michelin Guide prompted me to have a look at the menu! -it seemed varied and reasonably priced so we(my elderly mum and myself) gave it a go! It was such a lovely surprise! The food was cooked to a very high standard... More 

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Thank Jane L
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Nearly cancelled our reservation when we saw the utterly scathing review left earlier this month. Glad we didn't. Maybe the restaurant was having a bad day or maybe the reviewer was or a bit of both? I can only comment on our experience. I find it less helpful to read reviews of a place that are either "best ever" or... More 

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Thank constantglobetrotter
south africa
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a typical tourist rip off restaurant ,looks classy by decor ,but food really 2star ,service arrogant ,wine warm and ambience nil.In terms of value this a non starter ,better value to be had in a pizzeria.Most courses returned ,but no apologies and service at 8%added irrespective,I wish I had more time to get to the tourist association to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo Dell'Oro 2, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 941862
Description
Dorando' is a small, intimate Restaurant for whosoever love a good cookery. Is located in the heart of San Gimignano, between two suggestive squares, "Piazza del Duomo" and "Piazza della Cisterna" in a 14 century building. The cuisine, harmonizes with the ambiance presents dishes which are creative and light inspired by old perfumes and tastes of Tuscan Cookery. Dishes prepared with fresh and genuine products. Large choice of Tuscan wines.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?