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Il Trovatore

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$$ - $$$
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Viale Dei Fossi, 17, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 942240
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19:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locals recommended the place to go as a family: just right. Delicious food and welcoming team who take pride in good service for all, kids included. Special dough for focaccia and pizza made from kamut, oat and other flours make these superbly light and tasty. Aged meat is really good too. Much to enjoy!

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Thank Anny T
Tel Aviv, Israel
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This place was recommended to us by a local and it was good advice. The place is nice and specious . The pizzas were delicious (and big). Pay attention to the limited opening hours.

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Thank moshe m
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant with nice and kindly personel. Without table reservation we got place and good dinner. Florentinian T- bone steak was great, also recived some local tips how to eat...Beautiful San Gimignano togethet with great toscanian food is summarum of our trip

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Thank Domen T
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This was outstanding food. The ribs were the best I've ever had, and I like ribs. The pizza is great and so is the house wine. The owners very nice. David a waiter and lead man was tremendous. We went there last minute one night, didn't have a reservation, but waited. The next night our plans changed so we returned... More 

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Thank Dwight2S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Trip advisor sugested us to eat here in IL TROVATORE! This is the best choice if you are a visitor in San Gimignano. The food was very tasty. The service very kind and helpful. The price very reasonable. The place is not in the crowded roads of the town and it is very quiet. I suggest you to make a... More 

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Thank Chara S
Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went here for dinner mainly for pizzas from the wood fired oven. The pizza with Porcini mushrooms (in season at the time) was fantastic. At around EUR 9-10 for a pretty big pizza (thin crust style), it's great value. The owner was very proud of his Bistecca (40 days dried aged he claimed) and it really looked great, but... More 

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Thank spencel10
Kfar Saba, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We saw it is open only until 7:00pm and the time was 7:45pm, we decided to pass by to see if it still open - and IT WAS !! (it's open way after 7:00pm !!). great food, Excellent service ! R E C O M E N D E D

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Thank Yuval F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent Pizza. The best I had since ever! Very nice ambience and nice classic music. Try the Chianti too!

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Thank Corneliu T
Toronto, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I happened upon this spot walking back to our car after an afternoon walking around the city of San Gimingnano. We were debating whether to eat in the city or back at the hotel when approached Il Trovatore. It had a very welcoming outdoor seating arrangement so we decided to give it a try. While the restaurant... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The steaks are exceptional - this combined with the best service we experienced during our 7 day holiday make this the outstanding restaurant in the area - if you love steak then don't miss il Trovatore

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$52
Cuisine
Grill, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Barbecue
Meals
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 00:00
Monday
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Dei Fossi, 17, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 942240

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