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Bar la Cisterna

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Piazza della Cisterna n. 11-12, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 388 887 6207
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Louisville, Co, USA
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

At the end of our day, we stopped at Bar la Cisterna for supper. After a tasty pizza, and Cokes, we took several pastries with us to our hotel, across the Piazza, and excellent those pastries were. Easily found in the Piazza della Cisterna, in San Gimignano. Tom and Lisa Broomfield, Colorado

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely setting for people watching and unhurried Espresso Coffee and very nice local specialty Wild Boar and Pasta together with lovely local Vernacia white wine or Chianti . Sensible pricing too at around €17 for meal, wine and coffee .

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, wholesome food, sunny convenient location near Duomo. Definitely easy to visit and have a meal.

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Thank Fay W
Central, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for an espresso or win to people watch in this great little town. Great veggies and service

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London, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great views for lunch. The choice of food was good for families and the meal was good value. Service was fine but it's in a hot tourist spot so functional.

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Thank Batbling
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Best spot on the sunny side of the piazza for a drink with nibbles at a premium price but worth it. Had pizza for lunch which was nice too. You can eat better for less inside a restaurant in the town but will it be as memorable?

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Bar la Cisterna is located in Piazza Cisterna offering a fine view of the piazza and good for people watching. It was not particularly busy when we visited yet the service was slow. We have had much better pollo alla cacciatore elsewhere in Italy. All in all, average.

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Thank denver60
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered rice with mushrooms, pasta and pizza. The rice was very well cooked, the sauce of the pasta was a bit salty but very nice taste and the pizza was excellent. For dessert we got Tiramisu, it was a bit too sweet but yummy.the service was good and fast.

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Thank LauraDragon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I felt harassed by a monstruos lady that couldn't attend my Si please request for some more hot milk on my cappuccino. Sad, as the terrace was amazing.

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Thank Fede Y
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This bar/cafe has the wonderful advantage of being on the sunny side of one of the main squares in the beautiful town of San Gimignano. We visited two days before Christmas and sat outside in wonderfully warm sunshine enjoying a couple of very tasty bruschettas and a glass of the lovely crisp local Vernaccia local wine. Reasonably priced given the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 26
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza della Cisterna n. 11-12, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 388 887 6207

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?