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Osteria Del Carcere

Via del Castello, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 941905
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“soups” (17 reviews)
“crostini” (9 reviews)
“pates” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via del Castello, San Gimignano, Italy
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1 - 10 of 82 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 JNWSuisse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friendly, quiet place. The food was well presented and tasty. The portions are sizable. The mixed crostini were perfect for sharing.

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.

Thank John S
Reviewed 26 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

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

1  Thank CARose
Reviewed 10 August 2017

So there we were walking down a street in San Gimignano... You know how it is, it's time for dinner and the place we had thought about going to was full. So we step into Osteria del Carcere. I just want to say we were...More

Thank 86WasHere
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A truly excellent and original restaurant in this tourist-inflated city. I won't bang on about the first time I came here 47 years ago (I was the only tourist and there were two trattorie - I can still taste the heavenly chicken!) because of course...More

Thank dickonfotheringay
Reviewed 10 July 2017

First off, I'll say I love this restaurant because of how specific they've chosen to be. It's not a "let's please the tourist palate" joint -- they're cooking the food they want to cook and if you don't like that, go to the next place....More

Thank Al_Amun
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped at a couples of places before stumbling across this 'just around the corner' gem. Had a great lunch with friends and family. Fantastic service, even accommodating special requests. Very nice hosts.

Thank Shon W
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

In a tourist town like San Gimignano, if you want proper Italian food, get off the main piazza where they cater to tourists and triple the prices. This is the real deal - a proper osteria with absolutely delicious food and wine. Period. No pizzas,...More

1  Thank TravelHound_12
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Castello, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 941905
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