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Trattoria Rigoletto

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Viale Roma 23, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 940159
10:30 - 22:30
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Washington, DC
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Does not live up to the positive reviews. Our three meals were mediocre, although portions were good. Poor selection of wine that starts at €14 a bottle for a very cheap wine. Will not return.

Thank Ralfino
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

It seems that the ownership may have changed since we last visited (in April 2015). The portions seem much smaller than previously, with generally same pricing. It still is pleasant, particularly sitting at one of the two tables near the small window overlooking over the Tuscan hillside.

Thank Jerry O
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I had very high expectations having read the critiques at trip advisor. The food was ok...I would say not really fresh. I felt that they just want to take my money.

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Steyning, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Very good, authentic little restaurant situated immediately outside the main city gate (Porta San Giovanni). Interesting, extensive menu; very reasonable prices; good, freshly prepared, home-cooked food; welcoming, friendly and efficient service from the proprietors. I thought it was a real 'find' in a town as touristy as San Gimignano, where one might expect the sheer weight of visitors to have... More 

Thank Sarah W
Gdynia, Poland
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98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

After reading so many good reviews we decided to try this little restaurant. But on my opinion they rest on theirs' laurels. You can see great opinions on small pieces of paper everywhere on the walls but in reality they should focus on food rather than on advertising. My wife's tagiatelle with pesto was just ok. My pasta with meatballs... More 

Thank Maciej M
South Africa
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great food matched by a beautiful view! If you are lucky enough to get a table looking out the window, you are in for a treat. The Tiramisu was non traditional but delicious!

Thank anamM4618NS
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Don't be put off by the small size of the restaurant. The food is exceptional. Very knowledgeable staff and helpful with suggestions. Food is excellent and home cooked. Have been to almost every restaurant in San Gimignano the past five years and this remains my favourite. Give it a try.

Thank anninhertford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Everything we ordered was delicious. Wild boar stew, salad, pasta (called 'pici') with ragu, half litre of house wine and 2 tiramisus. The best dish was the pici, the noodles had a nice chewy texture like udon which I really liked, and the ragu was really tasty. The wine was 4.50 euro for half a litre, which was really generous.... More 

Thank Leon H
Taipei, Taiwan
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

we go there for the first day dinner, because it is simple and delicious, and like home made . so the second day we go for lunch, try to eat different types of the Tuscany food. I have to say , it's good. and very surprise the chief is very young.

Thank Eva L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The food was well prepared and very good. I had the beef (like a swiss steak) in a gravy with shaved truffles - very good. My dining companions had pasta and rabbit dishes. All were very tasty. This was the first place we encountered before entering the main city on our walk from the parking lot. It was a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Roma 23, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 940159
Small tipical restaurant whit 24 sits,home made tipicall tuscany food.Situated on the Antiporto at 20mt from porta San Giovanni.

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