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“Small, friendly restaurant off the beaten track”

Osteria delle Catene
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Ranked #15 of 130 Restaurants in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$54
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 4 May 2014

This is a rustic, no frills little restaurant with friendly service and a value for money menu. We had the mixed starter, some pasta and a pork dish and shared a dessert. All the food was well prepared. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed; no rushing around. Certainly worth a return visit.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

During our visit to San Gimignano, we looked at some reviews of local restaurants and came upon Osteria delle Cantene. We were not disappointed. We were both able to find plenty of items on the menu we wanted to try, but both decided on a fixed menu. Each fixed menu was very reasonably price for what you were getting, and they didn't disappoint. We each had plenty to eat. The staff was welcoming and friendly. I would recommend this restaurant to others if you want to have great food, and a peaceful atmosphere.

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1  Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Having rejected several other places (tourist traps), we came upon this restaurant tucked away up a narrow street. We saw the slowfood sign and knew we would be okay. Local and seasonal, well cooked and presented. The other half who loves hare had pappardelle with hare sauce, we all had a taste, delicious, he then had hare cooked in 3 wines, completely different and equally good. I had a vegetarian pasta dish which was rich and wonderful. We ordered the house white, better than average, and the whole meal was very reasonably priced. Pleasant atmosphere and helpful, friendly staff. We finished our lunch very happy bunnies (hares?).

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1  Thank Rosemary J
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Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

We read about this restaurant before coming over to San Gimignano and it certainly lived up to the reviews.
Fantastic selection of local food, saffron soup a must try, lots of local game which was cooked superbly.
Good wine list.
Be sure to leave room for a pudding you would be crazy to miss them.
If you only have time to eat in one restaurant make it this one.
ENJOY

2  Thank James H
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

A little restaurant well located but easy to miss. We are vegetarians and we ordered penne and ribollita and we were blown away with the food. The restaurant owner is extremely kind and friendly. He even gave us suggestions for toppings and condiments that went really well with the food we ordered. I would definitely go back here if i visit San Gimignano.

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