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Osteria delle Catene

Via Mainardi 18, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 941966
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (15 reviews)
“pasta” (16 reviews)
“panacotta” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Via Mainardi 18, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a bit of a gamble on this place and enjoyed a good meal with attentive service - right up until the end of the main course, following which we were completely ignored. Other tables were served desserts and coffees but we weren't afforded...More

Thank Jon D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found Catene after our first choice turned us away for being full. The outside tables were full but the street is on a slope so it was little hardship to go inside. The boar ragu with pappardelle was a nice meaty start. It is...More

Thank sb4132
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have arrived w/o reservation. The service was very friendly and professional. The food was on a master level. Cinghale was my best in ever.

Thank Karoly G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place on a quite street. The ONION and the ORANGE & TOMATO JAMS are the MUST WITH CHEESES! Pici were great too! Good choice of local wines. Very friendly and helpful owners!

Thank Victoria O
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We ended our day in San Gimignano with an excellent meal at this restaurant. We grabbed a small table outside where we could enjoy the spectacular views of this ancient walled city while enjoying an excellent meal with great local wine. Service was just what...More

Thank Pam C
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guests, thanks a lot for your wonderful words! We are really happy to hear you liked the historical centre of San Gimignano, the peace of the little street we are located in, the food and the service. We are very looking forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

We went here for lunch whilst on a day trip to San Gimignano. Really glad we found this place after reading the good reviews, food was delicious and fresh. It looked a little closed from the outside with the net curtains drawn, very happy that...More

Thank howardrbaker
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Dear Guests, we are very happy to hear you had a good time in our restaurant. We aim to let our guests experience the very heart of the Tuscan traditional homemade cuisine, together with the friedliness of the locals. We are very looking forward to...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Had a quick dinner with my family. First time there. Quaint, pleasant, good food at great prices. Staff very nice and friendly. Had a great time.

Thank Daniel P
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Dear Daniel, thanks for your nice review! We heartly hope we managed to offer you a little bit of our marvellous Tuscany. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes, Gino and Virgilio

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

If you want a really Tuscan experience, you could try this place! One thing that convinces me every time I travel somewhere is the number of locals there...and this restaurant had quite a few ;) We were invited in very warmly by a very kind...More

Thank Anca P
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Dear guests, thanks for your words, we really appreciate them! We aim to offer our guests genuine, traditional food in a friendly, simple atmosphere, and we are really glad to hear you have had a good time at the Osteria. We are very looking forward...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to eat here by a local shop owner and were not disappointed. Although my partner and I only had main courses both dishes were perfectly cooked and full of flavour. We intend to return to San Gimignano and will definitely be eating...More

Thank Sue M
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Dear Guests, thanks for your nice review! We heartly appreciate your words! You are welcome anytime, we are very looking forward to having you as our welcome guests again. Best Wishes, Gino and Virgilio

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I had the pappardelle with truffle sauce, the pasta was home made but I doubt the sauce was, acceptable however. The main course of chicken in white wine with saffron was underwhelming in flavour, the grilled vegetables I had to accompany it were on the...More

Thank Bill B
OdC_12, Proprietario at Osteria delle Catene, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Dear Guests, thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are really sorry you didn't like our specialties. We surely won't discuss personal taste, yet we want to make clear that all the products we use are locally produced and that all the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 54
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mainardi 18, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 941966
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