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Caffe Giardino

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Viale Roma 17, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 940854
07:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 19:30
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Province of Catania, Italy
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad I read reviews and trusted my instincts about this place; it was lovely. What a treat from the dreary weather. The owner took the time to explain the menu and the specials. You can order smaller portions (small or large) of the paninis and bruschetta so you can try a bit of each. My husband also ordered... More 

Thank Young97
Pisa, Italy
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134 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped before for breakfast or coffee but finally decided to do a lunch stop and glad that we did! Just outside the walls so there is a bit less traffic but it still fills up. Staff aim to please and take the time to explain the dishes and plate of the day. Food is excellently prepared and plentiful. Touch... More 

Thank Dario954
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this place and it was so good we went back again. Lively and bustling - you may be asked if you're happy to share a table, which we were on one occasion. Excellent and copious platter of hams and salamis, excellent bread and oil, good salads, good desserts and coffee. A fun place to go.

Thank FJPfromUK
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Everything just tasted amazing here! I had the most amazing home cooked lasagna in italy so far, and apparently the sandwiches were fantastic as well! Lovely owner of the restaurant will take time to explain their menu, specialty of the day and even the ingredients they used.

Thank Michelle E
Delphi, Indiana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were just outside the castle walls looking for an interesting lunch. We happened across Caffe Giardino. This little place was great. My wife had a pumpkin bruschetta that was really good. Both of the people working were very courteous and prompt. I am guessing that they were owners. I like that about Italy. It seems like you spend more... More 

Thank TomTeresaT
suburbs of Vancouver BC
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Drove to San Gimignano and ate here before exploring the area. We ordered 2 glasses of Vernaccia di San Gimignano and delicious bruschetta to start. My wife had a large salad and I enjoyed gnocchi after. We finished with a limoncello and cafe latte. There is a fine view of the surrounding hills near San Gimignano from the restaurant window... More 

Thank tintinwannabe
Alstead, NH
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of our favorite meals was lunch here a few weeks ago. My husband and I - and our 1 year old son enjoyed the bruschetta to start and a pasta to share. Everything just tastes like it's made with such love and care. There's a real feeling of relaxation here, which we were soaking up. Don't come for the... More 

Thank Greer W
Paris, France
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The cafe is located outside one of the main doors of the city. Very small and cozy place. The view is really nice as well (not the only restaurant having the same view). The food was ok. However, we didn't feel welcome at all... I think the language is probably the problem. We tried to explain that we didn't speak... More 

Thank Lurod21
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A wonderful little cafe to enjoy a delicious homemade meal. The owner is extremely friendly and welcoming. She explained the menu in detail to us which we enjoyed. The view by the window is stunning. The perfect place for casual meal with a glass of wine. You definitely leave with a smile on your face. We booked a reservation a... More 

Thank Lynn S
Cork, Cork, Ireland
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123 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great little place with a gorgeous view from it's back window. Had lunch and some wine when on a day trip to the area. Lovely menu and a great selection of wines. Would highly recommend.

Thank Anne T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Roma 17, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 940854
We are a little special family run eaterie. You can eat and drink here from 7am for breakfast untill 7.30Pm.
We have sandwiches with our homemade bread (schiacciata), bruschetta and big salads with seasonal products and some wonderful pastas.
If you would like to book, we are happy to oblige.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Francesca and Sandro

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