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Eating & Drinking

  • Vernaccia di San Gimignano is the characteristic white wine - crisp, full-bodied, golden-hued, and popular since Dante’s day. To round off a Tuscan fest, dip cantuccini, crunchy almond biscuits, into Vin Santo, the region’s amber-hued dessert wine.

    Tuscany’s olive oil has long been famous for its quality and excellent flavour and texture. The San Gimignano locals are passionate about olive oil, where olives have been grown locally since Etruscan times. Such is the case on the Montenidoli estates. This cru of Extra Vergine di San Gimignano is a tasty example.

    Meats are to the fore, with fennel salami often on the menu, as is rabbit. The meat dish par excellence is still the bistecca alla fiorentina, a vast, tender, juicy and succulent T-bone steak. That said, given San Gimignano’s closeness to Siena, expect plenty of Sienese dishes, too. In the Sienese countryside, the white-striped Cinta Senese breed has been producing the region’s finest pork and charcuterie since the Etruscan era. Hunting is a popular sport, resulting in plentiful offerings of cinghiale (wild boar), which come in many guises on local menus. Despite conservationists’ pleas, small birds, from sparrows to quail, are still considered fair game.

  • La Mandragola

    Traditional, homemade, Tuscan dishes prepared with fresh, high quality ingredients such as free range pork, local Truffles and saffron.
    Address: Via Diacceto 7
    53037 San Gimignano (SI)
    Tel: +39 0577 940377

  • La Mangatoia

    A family run restaurant since 1977. Located in a walled, medieval town of San Gimignano, this restaurant offers tipical Tuscan food. Worth trying is the wildboar with walnuts. 


    Address: Via Mainardi, 5
    53037 San Gimignano (SI)
    Tel: +39 0577 941528
    Web: ristorantelamangiatoia.it

  • Echoes Bruschetteria

    Take your time to find this wonderful bruschetteria. A pleasant and friendly place to eat, a short walk away from the crowded and pricey tourist streets. You are assured of a very warm welcome from the owner who takes a great pride in his food and service. An outstanding array of bruchettas, wide range of beer and wine.


    Address: Vicolo Mainardi 10,
    53037 San Gimignano (SI)
    Tel: +39 0577 907057

  • Perucà

    In the centre of San Gimignano, this family run restaurant has traditional dishes that have their personal touch. Try their ravioli with pecorino and pears, or the roasted rabbit, all washed down with a glass of Vernaccia. ​
    Address: Via Capassi   16
    53037 San Gimignano (SI)
    Tel: +39 0577 943136
    Web: www.peruca.eu

  • Chiribiri

    A small restaurant serving traditional Tuscan food. Try the pappardelle with mushrooms or the ravioli.
    Address: Piazza della Madonna 1 
    53037 San Gimignano (SI)
    Tel: +39 0577 941948
    Web: www.ristorantechiribiri.it/home.html

  • Osteria del Carcere

    A characteristic osteria located in the centre of the town. It has a choice of traditional Tuscan dishes but make sure you try one of the soups.
    Address: Via del Castello 13
    53037 San Gimignano (SI)
    Tel: +39 0577941905

  • Cum Quibus

    Run by an enthusiastic young team, this pricey gourmet spot makes a change from run-of-the-mill tourist traps. The focus is on intensely-flavoured Tuscan ingredients, ranging from rabbit-stuffed cannelloni to chicken liver with Vin Santo or a squid-with-panzanella combination. The rustic-style dining room is at odds with an ambitious menu, one that delivers curious taste combinations that work. This is a recommended Michelin Bib Gourmand, meaning a charming small restaurant.


    Day closed: Tuesday
    Address: Via S. Martino, 17, 53037 San Gimignano (SI)
    Web: www.cumquibus.it

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