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La Mangiatoia

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Via Mainardi 5 | Siena - Toscana, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 941094
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12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost all the good restaurants in the city were closed in winter. This still was a very good choice. We had the pasta and it was delicious.

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Tuscany for a week and we really wanted to try a good Bistecca alla Florentine. We were not disappointed. The meat was so tender and delicious. We ordered just like the locals eat it, and it looked so red inside that I hesitated for a little... But after the first bite I just understood the perfection of... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely little traditional restaurant serving great well cooked food. We had fantastic starters - Gorgonzola and caramelised pear tart; and gnocchi with Gorgonzola- followed by some succulent Venison and wild boar in red wine. They offered recommendations on local chianti that was good also. Overall about 90 euros with dessert. It was quiet due to time of year so didn't... More 

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sao paulo
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8 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Disappointing. Food is ok, but for the price and small quantity portions definitely not worth it. Having been to other restaurants in the city I would never recommend this as a choice. I had the gnocchi with pecorino cheese and truffles..felt like they were saving on every ingredients, the lamb shops where minimal.. Seriously.

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La ringrazio per aver speso tempo per scrivere questa recensione. Mi ricordo benissimo di voi, eravate qui ieri sera. Al... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

la mangiatoia has created an experience of exquisite Tuscan cuisine in an old world setting. Each dish was a masterpiece of flavors like ravioli stuffed with potato and truffles and topped with Parmesan fonduta, thick spaghetti carbonara with truffles, wild boar braised in red wine. Save room for dessert! Magnifico!

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Adelaide, Australia
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our first experience (and review) was for pasta dishes. But we came back several nights for dinner, and found much to commend this restaurant. It is run by two sisters who are charming, and very accommodating. My wife has some eating intolerances and the restaurant was very co-operative in catering for those; in particular she loved the lamb chops. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We had our last dinner in Italy and it was Devine. Most amazing meal ever. The atmosphere and the food was excellent. We were so glad we found this restaurant. Service was great and we would highly recommend this for a special meal.

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had lunch and we were the only non Italians in the dining room which was packed, the local residents obviously know a good place to eat. Allow plenty of time, the service is relaxed, but very friendly, the atmosphere warm and welcoming. The food is superb and while meat eaters have a wide choice of local produce, vegetarians are very... More 

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Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great food (we tried ravioli and pici). Good service. Not cheap but worth it. PS. Try a glass (or bottle) Vernaccia di San Gimigiano. It's a must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant with extensive menu and fabulous food and well worth the great rating it already has from trip advisor. We ate outside on the cobbled street but the restaurant inside was beautiful, just a shame not to enjoy people watching and enjoy a fabulous al fresco lunch. Prices not bad for quality and there is such a good choice.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$53
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mainardi 5 | Siena - Toscana, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 941094
Description
The Renaissance banquets at the Medici court with game and vegetables of the lands of Tuscany come back to life in The Manger restaurant menu in the center of San Gimignano. In Via Mainardi in the stables of an ancient building, Susi and Paul Nannelli have recreated the atmosphere of other times, offering a cuisine that is inspired precisely by the ancient recipes reworked in a modern way: fillet of venison with vin santo and mushrooms, Wild Boar Remigio de 'Nannini and wild boar in sweet and sour sauce are just some of the unusual dishes to try for sure. The restaurant is run by Mrs. Susi who chooses only local products for the preparation of the dishes presented to guests with care even in appearance. Do not miss the Tuscan specialties such as Ribollita or pappardelle with wild boar, much loved by foreign tourists who visit the locale.Il restaurant is located in the historical center a few steps from Piazza Sant'Agostino in a living room with stone walls and brick arches ancients. The atmosphere is rustic and elegant and is eaten with a background in classical music. In summer there stands outdoors to enjoy in addition to the kitchen even the atmosphere of the medieval village. The management is friendly: the spouses Nannelli together with their daughters Annalisa and Giulia will welcome you with kindness and cordiality.

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