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Piazza Della Cisterna 23 | Hotel la Cisterna, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 940328
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know in Europe- service is a little slow. But we have been here before and the service has gone down. The food is good- the wine is good- but they need to add a server or two. The one waitress was very busy serving everyone in the full house. Not her fault- but they need to add a server... More 

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Thank outoftown60
Cristiana58, Proprietario at Le Terrazze, responded to this review

Dear outoftown60, we are very happy to know you enjoyed the food and the wine and I imagine of course also the panoramic view! Sorry if the service was not at the top this time but one of the waitress had a problem and so there was just one waitress. Thank you for your review we are happy to receive... More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Don't bother. Small portions for the price and still hungry there after. Great for watching loads of tourists trying to have an authentic experience TOGETHER.

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Thank DesireEmpire
Cristiana58, Proprietario at Le Terrazze, responded to this review

Daer DesireEmpire, we are sorry if our portion were not up to your expectations but we are happy that you enjoyed our location. We hope to welcome you again and nex time please ask for an "ABBONDANTE" portion, it will be a pleasure to satisfy your request. All our best regards, the family and the staff of Le Terrazze Restaurant More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

All kinds of mains for a group lunch, very good size portions. Good pizzas, pasta and lovely salads. Great location to sit out in the square and enjoy the setting.

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Thank TimR1991
Cristiana58, Proprietario at Le Terrazze, responded to this review

Dear TimR1991, thank you very much for the lovely review and the great score! We are very happy you enjoyed our Restaurant for your quick lunch. In fact we have a reach menu for quick lunch and for dinner we serve à la carte and a couple of tasting menu. We hope to welcome you again in your next trip... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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347 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Stopped here during a visit to San Gimingnano for coffee and a rest. The waitress initially seemed a little bad tempered but was very friendly by the end of our visit. The restaurant is located in the main piazza in the village so you can sit and watch the hundreds of other tourists queuing up for gelato and taking photos... More 

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Thank Barry A
London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The restaurant is in La Cisterna Hotel and the entrance is in the Piazza della Cisterna. The restaurant was virtually empty inside (although it may be that everyone was at the outside tables in the Piazza della Cisterna) - consequently there was no atmosphere. However for those that do eat inside there is the most wonderful view of the Tuscan... More 

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Thank Romulus66
Cristiana58, Proprietario at Le Terrazze, responded to this review

Dear Romulus66, we are happy to know the food and the staff were good and that you loved our panoramic view! As you pointed out we serve outside in the square (we are the only restaurant with outside tables, the other are just bar) and inside at he first floor with a spectacular panoramic view over the valley! Our Restaurant... More 

Abita Springs, LA
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We ate at the outdoor tables of Le Terrazze in the Piazza della Cisterna on a lovely May day for lunch. We had the mixed toscano cold platter, beautifully served on a wood plank serving board, that had so much food on it, it was enough to fill three people easily. My husband had lasagna. The food definitely exceeded expectations... More 

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1 Thank NonnaK
Cristiana58, Proprietario at Le Terrazze, responded to this review

Dear NonnaK, thank you very much for the great review and the wonderful score. GRAZIE MILLE!!! We are very happy to know you had a good lunch in our outside Restaurant. Thank you very much for mentioning our plates, wine and service. The atmosphere of the square is magic and we are the only restaurant in the square with outside... More 

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66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We had booked here for our wedding reception at 7pm for 16 of us. However, a fair few of my party drank too much wine and never made it! ha ha! The staff were really friendly about this though and still treat us as a big party. We had rented the panoramic room upstairs out and it was set up... More 

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1 Thank Danielle D
Cristiana58, Proprietario at Le Terrazze, responded to this review

Dear Danielledixon89, thank you very much for the lovely review and the great score. We remember very well your wonderful family and friends. Your wedding was a very special moment, thank you very much to decided to share it with us! Thank you very much for the We hope to welcome you for your anniversary! A very big hug from... More 

Leland, North Carolina
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216 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

We went here for dinner one night with no reservations. Not a problem since there were only two other groups there. Lots of unusual meats on the menu as is typical in this part of Tuscany, deer, boar, pigeon, etc. The service was average. Seemed lackadaisical. And while most food came at the same time, one entree did not. It... More 

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Thank NCTravelfan58
Cristiana58, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Le Terrazze, responded to this review

Dear Andrea27265, thank you for your review, we are happy to know you enjoyed the Restaurant and the view. We are sorry but we don't serve deer or pigeon, only boar and sorry if you didn't enjoy our service, please accept our excuses. We hope to welcome you again. All our best regards, the family and the staff of Hotel... More 

Santa Rosa, California
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We have eaten here several times. It is the breakfast area in the morning and dinner at night. The food is consistently good and the service staff always delightful.

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Thank gable14
Cristiana58, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Le Terrazze, responded to this review

Dear gable14, thank you very much for the lovely comment. We are really happy of your loyalty to our Restaurant. Thank you very much for the wonderful words about our Staff and the food. We hope to welcome you again soon and we send you all our best regards, the family and the staff of Hotel la Cisterna More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Our group of six adored this restaurant. The view is wonderful and the dining room is inviting , beautiful ceilings too. The staff are excellent , no other comment to make they were simply superb. And the food , we all thought this was the best food we had in SG , the stater of figs , gorgonzola and honey... More 

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Thank Travelbunny65
Cristiana58, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Le Terrazze, responded to this review

Dear Travelbunny65, we remember very well you're nice group! Thank you very much for the lovely words about our Restaurant, our Food and our Staff: We are all very happy that you keep a good memory of that dinner. Thank you also for the great score, your satisfaction is really important for us. We really hope to welcome you back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 34
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Della Cisterna 23 | Hotel la Cisterna, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 940328
Description
Le Terrazze Restaurant is located on the first floor of La Cisterna Hotel, both runned by the same family since 1918, are a symbol of hospitality in San Gimignano and welcomes tourist from all over the world. The Restaurant offers two large Terracotta paved Terraces covered and surrounded by glass windows overlooking the remarkable Tuscan landscape. All area is served by Wi-Fi connection and air conditioning. From April to October we serve also in the outdoor tables in the Cisterna square. Typical Tuscan kitchen with home made pasta, grilled meat and truffle. Gluten free, vegetarian and kids menu.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?