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“Tasty food; service should be more friendly”

Antica Macelleria Trattoria
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Nice food but service was not very special. I am not expecting high-class, but service with a smile costs nothing!

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Service is really awful, "waiters" (they don't deserve to call them like that) rude and incompetent. Irritated that they have a clients. I have never seen something like that in other restaurants in Italy. Worst place to go. Not recomended :(

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

In the midst of all the throngs of shoulder-to-shoulder tourists, and the over-the-top-expensive eateries in San Gimignano, this was the perfect find for us. On a uphill and quiet side street from Via San Matteo, this trattoria has beautiful, golden stone, barrel ceilings, yellow walls and sunny yellow, printed tablecloths to match, wooden ceiling fans, funky, exposed ductwork, and prints of "typical", Tuscan scenes on the walls. The service is a tad slow, but take that as a sign your food is being prepared freshly. Ours was one of the best and truly memorable meals we had during our 12 day trip around Italy. The local wine was crisp and refreshing, the bread, dipped in local olive oil, was wonderful, but it was the plate of green, pillow-soft spinach gnocchi, with tiny potato and green bean bits in pesto sauce that was the star. We would have happily had that as a never-ending bowl. Prices are moderate, service is unhurried, and the food is amazing. Benvenuti!

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

During a fifteen-day trip to northern Italy this was by far the most disappointing meal that we had. There is just nothing to recommend it, especially in a city like San Gimignano, which has much better alternatives (and we ate at several of them, including Le Vecchie Mura and Locanda di Sant'Agostino). We partly have ourselves to blame, since we were tired after a long day of sightseeing and we were looking to eat dinner relatively early (7:00pm) before many places are open. I imagine that many people end up here for the same reason, especially since it is close to the city center.

A number of other reviews characterize the waiters as rude. I would not go that far. We found them indifferent and not particularly attentive (not an uncommon challenge among serving staff in restaurants in northern Italy). The restaurant has a handful of outside tables, which were taken, so we sat inside. There is nothing cozy or interesting about the interior, but the outside tables do allow for some people watching. Inside we witnessed one couple come and be seated, only to leave about fifteen minutes later in a huff over the slowness of the service. We were in no hurry and not expecting American-style service in an Italian eatery. Still, it was a challenge to get the servers' attention, although it is a small restaurant; hey did not seem to have any rhythm to how they waited on tables and never anticipated a need or a request.

The food was serviceable but not memorable. We are a family of four (two adults, two teenage girls). We ordered mineral water, two bottles of wine, two appetizers (cheese with honey, caprese salad, mixed salad), several pastas (gnocchi pesto, ravioli, caserecce with vegetables), a side order of fagioli, and a meat dish (lamb). The bill came to 122 euros, which was not unreasonable.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place accidentally and we were so glad we did.
A big hit with the entire family.
Service is nice and cordial.
Reasonably priced at a check for a family of 5, with entres and soft drinks for €62

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