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Ristorante Antico Desco - CLOSED

Localita' Santa Maria, 38/D | Vicino a Azienda Agricola Fontaleoni, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 338 620 6944
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
27 Sep 2016
“Really disappointed - this used to be our favourite”
5 Oct 2015
“nothing special and nothing to remember”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Soups, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Localita' Santa Maria, 38/D | Vicino a Azienda Agricola Fontaleoni, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Last time we were here a few years ago we absolutely loved it but the menu has been decimated so we struggled to choose. The penne with mushroom sauce was absolutely delicious but other dishes were not so good. Wine and service were good. This...More

Thank ceb56
Simona T, Proprietario at Ristorante Antico Desco, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

The place does not meet our expectations! The food is OK but nothing special. We have been two couples and all of us we did not found something to remember. The first course , pasta, was as we have get it in a fast food...More

Thank dan b
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Simple and relaxed place, but very good food. Meat dish was very nice and pasta was as good as it should be in Italy. The choclate cheesecake was the cherry on top. The view from terrace is stunning.

Thank Glenngbg
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

It is really traditional place run by family in their farm and vineyard. Service is nice, house wine very good. Breathing views. Spinach gnocchi are very good, lasagna acceptable. But steak is simply not good: grilled in inappropriate way from meat which is not for...More

Thank JacekBJ
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Very good family managed restaurant where you can eat authentic tuscany food. Restaurant is part of a farm in the middle of tuscany countryside few km far from Ulignano where a good olive oil and wine is producted. Me and my wife ate in this...More

1  Thank Champ71
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Wonderful rustic proper Tuscan experience. Rather quiet although we ate early. The food was brilliant, my daughters shared a fiorantina steak which was awesome. We had a table outside which had a beautiful aspect over the valley. Service was great and very friendly. Overall a...More

1  Thank ShamusG
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We were given recommendation for this restaurant by our hosts in a neighboring village. The food is wonderful, as is the house wine from the affiliated winery (try the local white, Vernacchia, it is excellent), and the service is very good. The views are absolutely...More

1  Thank VickiCM123
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We were recommended to eat at this restaurant when we were staying at Hotel Vecchio Asilo. To be fair there aren't many restaurants in the immediate vicinity so we were pleased that the food served here was of a good standard. The staff are lovely...More

1  Thank annsullivan1
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We stayed in San Gimignano for 7 days and have had 3 meals down in this family run osteria. The staff were friendly and were responsive to our requests. You must try their pasta, its simply delicious. The most impressive ones were their tartufo spinach...More

1  Thank Bruno M
Reviewed 23 October 2013

To be brief, the food is excellent. Traditional Tuscan food describes the menu. The first night I went there, a big, local family also happened to be there for a celebration. That's always a good sign when locals enjoy the food. The wine is from...More

1  Thank TravelGirl P
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$43
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:30
00:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
00:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Localita' Santa Maria, 38/D | Vicino a Azienda Agricola Fontaleoni, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 338 620 6944
  • E-mail
A few km from San Gimignano,Poggibonsi and Certaldo, lovely restaurant with old typicall cuisin. Terrace with panoramic view on vineyards and olive's tree.
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