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La Mangiatoia
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Ranked #12 of 130 Restaurants in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$59
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 18 May 2014

This was probably our best overall dining experience during our 2 weeks in Italy. The food quality was top notch for every course. We especially enjoyed the pici with ragu, the traditional ribollita soup, and the osso bucco. Service was friendlier and more professional than certain competitors (hint hint). Dining room was lovely, tastefully appointed and comfortable. Great place for a romantic dinner. If you only eat once for dinner in San Gimignano, go here.

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Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We stumbled upon this great little restaurant by accident, and luckily managed to get a table, even though it was Easter Sunday. Inside is very romantic with beautiful vaulted ceilings and subdued lighting. We ate the carbonara with truffle which was to die for, followed by venison with porcini mushrooms. Everything was absolutely delicious. We would definitely go there again if we find ourselves back in San Gimignano.

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We had really excellent pasta with wild boar ragu and beef/pork ragu. These are simple dishes you can find in most restaurants in the area. We tried a lot of them over the years. But we all agreed the quality of the ones we had at la mangiatoia was outstanding: highest quality ingredients very nicely cooked and spiced. Nice and comfortable room with high chairs for small kids. Very pleasant service.

Thank Voyager059
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

The place is very well located near the center but just 1/2 a block away from the crowds,we had lunch outside(great weather),but inside the place is very elegant and intimate.The staff was very dedicated and know every dish in the menu,even the way they prepared them.I had the wild boar and it was the best ever I had anywhere.We sampled 4 desserts and we couldn't say which one was better.
Great experience and reasonable price

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Thank JorgeRita
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

We stayed close to San Gimignano for 10 days. Once we discovered La Mangiatoia we never ate a major meal anywhere else, and that includes Cum Quibus. The service provided by Julia and Susannah was first rate. The quality of the food can not be overrated. The Pappardelle al Cingniale was delicious, and the grilled lamb chops basic, and beautifully done, even the side dishes were great, especially the baby onions with sugar and wine. The atmosphere inside was classic Olde Worlde Italian, just a pleasure to sit and eat.
When we go back to Tuscany, this is where we will dine.

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Thank Stephen D
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