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La Mangiatoia

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Via Mainardi 5 | Siena - Toscana, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 941094
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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19:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went to la Mangiatoia during our visit in San Gimignano and we were so happy to have found a characteristic Toscana restaurant for food and style, very cosy and welcoming. The service wasn't the best as a bit slow and the house wine not amazing but overall the experience was good for the excellent food and... More 

Thank fedewaz
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

We had dinner at this nice restaurant inside the walled town of San Gimignano; great food from local cuisine; it's really difficult to order something that isn't tasty! Go for the meat and you won't mistake it!

1 Thank Carlo C
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Arrived in San Gimignano to very heavy rain. We decided to have lunch waiting for the rain to pass. What a great find. We were seated at a window seat so we could look out on to the street. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was very busy but we were looked after in no time.... More 

1 Thank DeborahMelbourne
Bristol, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

The Tuscan food tends to be from the land and quite rich. Casseroles and slow cooked food. The venison was excellent, succulent and very tender. You will have a good meal here.

1 Thank Volvoman2004
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

After finding this gem we couldn't resist but go two nights in a row. Amazing carbonara truffle pasta was our highlight although we tried a few dishes and they were all great. You must try the desserts as well as they are truly the perfect end to the meal.

1 Thank Abbey H
Belgrade, Serbia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

this is extremely decent restaurant in the walking zone with excellent service, good pasta, but you should avoid meet because I had no luck with it.

Thank Branislav
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Popped in by chance in our last night of a 2 week vacation in Florence, Pisa & san gimgano and this was our 2nd best meal by far, the deer fillet and lamb chops were stunning Service started a little slow but then got very friendly and efficient Was a very busy place with a great atmosphere Would highly recommend

Thank Jon W
San Francisco
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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... More 

Thank Patrick S
Montefiascone, Italy
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

1 Thank Vivster67
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

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... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 37 - USD 53
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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
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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