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Ristorante La Mandragola

Built into the city walls with a spacious brick-walled hall and open-air terrace, La Mandragola is one of the best options in the touristy centre. It's not exactly tourist-free, but the welcome is genuine and the ea…
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Locanda Sant'Agostino

It's a bit like eating in an Italian grandmother's kitchen: bundles of wheat hang from the ceiling; knick-knacks stack the shelves and the cooking is sublime. Homemade pici (thick, hand-rolled pasta) might come wit…
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 is sourced from local artisan producers,…
Tuscan in San Gimignano


The owner is as knowledgeable about regional food and wine as she is enthusiastic, and the food is excellent. Try the house speciality of fagottini del contadino (ravioli with pecorino, pears and saffron cream) with…
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 (of course there's such a thing). Among his most famous creations are …
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

Il Pino

Truffles pop up everywhere in the dishes at this elegant, vaulted eatery; the one with marinated Chianina beef and pecorino is memorable. The bread is homemade, the ingredients are seasonal and the four-course set m…
Cafe in San Gimignano

Caffè Delle Erbe

Skip the panini and plump for the piatto misto for tasty bruschetta, salads and a fine selection of Tuscan meats and cheese. Best enjoyed with a glass of Vernaccia at a pavement table with views of San Gimignano's …
Market in San Gimignano

Thursday Morning Market

Produce market.