San Gimignano restaurants

Top Choice Tuscan in San Gimignano

Ristorante La Mandragola

Nestled beneath the crumbling walls of the rocca, La Mandragola (The Mandrake) is deservedly popular –– book ahead, especially if you're keen to dine in the gorgeous courtyard. It's not exactly tourist-free, but the…
Top Choice Gelato in San Gimignano

Gelateria Dondoli

Think of it less as ice cream, more as art. Former gelato world champion Sergio Dondoli is a member of Italy’s Ice Cream World Championship team and among his most famous creations are Crema di Santa Fina (saffron c…
Modern Italian in San Gimignano

Olivieri Bistrot

There's nothing traditional about this newcomer to the San Gimignano dining scene. Located on the major pedestrian spine, it has an attractive modern interior, friendly staff and a menu incorporating plenty of twist…
Sandwiches in San Gimignano

Dal Bertelli

The Bertelli family has lived in San Gimignano since 1779, and its current patriarch is fiercely proud of both his heritage and his sandwiches. Salami, cheese, bread and wine are sourced from local artisan-producers…
Tuscan in San Gimignano

Locanda Sant'Agostino

It's a bit like eating in an Italian grandmother's kitchen: there's a family vibe, knick-knacks stack the shelves and the food is tasty. Homemade pici (thick, hand-rolled pasta) and tomato-slathered pizza are popula…
Tuscan in San Gimignano

La Mangiatoia

There's confidence in their craft among the chefs at La Mangiatoia – they offer only five options in each antipasto, primo and secondo. Luckily they're all good, with assured treatments of traditional Tuscan ingredi…
Tuscan in San Gimignano

Osteria delle Catene

'The Prison' is as popular with San Gimignano locals as it is with visitors, something that can't be said of many places in this tourist-driven town. The menu is full of delightful surprises – dishes are seasonally …
Tuscan in San Gimignano


The owner is as knowledgeable about regional food and wine as she is enthusiastic, and the menu offers plenty of dishes inspired by local ingredients – try the duck breast with San Gimignano beer and plum sauce, or …
Cafe in San Gimignano

Caffè delle Erbe

Enjoy a coffee or a light lunch and glass of Vernaccia at one of the pavement tables at this long-standing favourite near the duomo.
Tuscan in San Gimignano

Il Pino

The menu probably hasn't changed a great deal since this eatery was established in 1929; dishes are staunchly regional and their ingredients are sourced locally where possible. Sadly, the quality of the food is only…