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All reviews suckling pig pasta lamb chops truffle wild boar antipasti pici potatoes window table tuscan countryside window view wine list amazing views great restaurant main entrance reserve a table were lucky to get a table
I thought the food was really good I’m only sorry we couldn’t make reservations earlier because if you make your reservation earlier you get close to the windows which have the most amazing view of the San Gimignano Service was really good which is a little unusual for European restaurants attend the semi ignoring you which is fine I understand as part of the deal but if you get an opportunity definitely go to this restaurant enjoy the good food and go earlier so that you can go before the sun goes down so you can enjoy this stunning views
What a great restaurant to enjoy good food & wine with friends and have an awesome view over Tuscany to complete the atmosphere. Food & service was great.
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Location: Europe > Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
I saw a guy with a very small dog yes. There is a large table nearer the entrance, further away from the window where they’d put you with 8 people and dogs I think
We had lunch here after a long day of travel, but the food was wonderful, the service very good and the views lovely. The four of us all enjoyed their pasta, Carbonarra, Papparadelle with wild boar (cinghiale), Pumpkin risotto, and cappellacci with pistachio cream and…More
Great views. Great wine. Great food. Great service. Cannot say enough about this spot. DO NOT miss when you’re in San Gimignano!!
Possibly the restaurant with the best view in Italy. Set in the beautiful and majestic San Gimignano, the restaurant boasts a panoramic view over the surrounding countryside. Rolling hills, olive trees, vineyards and hill towns as far as the eye can see. The restaurant itself is a little more up market than some of the others in the town. Luckily the quality of food matches the higher prices. We ate at lunch time without booking – but I suggest you reserve a table for dinner in the high season.
A nice restaurant on a side street. In particular the local art for sale on the walls are a nice touch. It was busy, most tables full, but service was efficient. Food tasted good, so only not 5 stars because there was nothing outstanding and…More
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We keep going back to this restaurant every time we are in San Gimignano! The view is spectacular, the service is friendly and the food is good! Definitely recommend!👍
Quite possibly my favorite restaurant in the whole wide world. It’s definitely my favorite in Italy… Located in the cute (yet touristy) Tuscan hill town of San Gimignano, this spot offers up authentic, high quality Italian dishes with the most amazing view! I’ve visited a few times over the last 7+ years and have never been disappointed. I especially love that the wait staff are the same and even manage to recognize me despite sometimes going years between visits. While their wine selection is amazing, I was excited to see that they offer beer from a micro-brewery right in San Gimignano. I had “Free Beer for Pilgrims'” wheat beer. It was a great choice on a hot summer day! On my most recent visit, I also had the prosciutto and melon to start. It was perfect in every way! After that it was pappardelle with cinghiale (wild boar) ragu. Every bite melted in my mouth. If you ever find yourself in or around San Gimignano, do yourself and your tastebuds a huge favor and enjoy a meal (or two or three) at Bel Soggiorno!
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Locale storico, situato sulla via principale di San Gimignano. L’ambiente e ricercato ed elegante con una terrazza panoramica che si affaccia sulla vallata. Cucina tipica toscana ricca di varieta e scelta.
Came here without reservations when the restaurant opened at 7:30pm. That night, they had 4 twosome tables set aside by the front of the restaurant for walk-ins. So we didn’t get a view, but we did get some great food. I followed our waiter’s advice on what to order and I wasn’t disappointed. Been in Italy for 2 weeks now and this is one of the meals I’ll remember. Loved my zucchini and onion soup, wish there was more of it in the bowl. It’s a puree consistency with lots of flavor. I also got the risotto which I haven’t eaten at all on our 2 week trip. It was a veggie risotto which after 2 weeks of eating so much meat, it was a very refreshing change to just have a vegetarian meal! The rest of the menu has plenty of meat to choose from. Two appetizers, 2 pastas, water, cover, 1/2 bottle of wine came out to be 57 Euros.
This is a must go to for lunch. The view is stunning. Please ask for a table adjacent to the windows when you reserve. The food is very good but not the best in tuscany. The waitstaff is efficient but i would not say friendly….More
Great quiet room with amazing views of the rolling hills! Breakfast was delicious with sunrise! Excellent service with great staff at front desk recommended lovely place for dinner Le Vecchie Mura just go up the hill than under archway – lovely gem! Also there is a lovely lgallery on the way back with sculpture by Antonio Breschi and other abstract artists!
Hands down one of our favorites in Italy so far. Incredible views of the valley in the picture windows. We had no reservations and one guy basically told us tough luck-even though we were all hotel guests. Came back to inquire about next night and a David Carradine look alike waiter got us a table right away! We sat at a four top with another couple-who were lovely! The special of the day risotto was excellent but the porcini pici took the cake!! Had a bottle of red local wine, burratta tomatoe salad, and tiramisu and panne cotta. With espresso and sweet wine. 77 euros. Not bad. Definitely recommend.
We had a wonderful meal and wine here. My girlfriend has the wild boar ragu pasta and I had the pistachio cream pasta with truffles. Both meals were superb and paired well with the wines. The service was friendly and atmosphere was very open and…More
Great local wine. Risotto was absolutely perfect- they nailed the consistency and texture. The view was incredible. Definitely a gem among overly touristy eateries.
After walking past Bel Soggiorno near the main entry portal for several days during a week-long stay at San Gimignano, we stopped in for a late dinner. The food was very good; the wine list very good; the prices reasonable; the service very friendly. English…More
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Wonderful view and excellent food and service make this place a fantastic gem in San Gimignano. Best carbonara ever – with authentic truffles and truffle oil. My husband isn’t a fan of the truffle oil used back home but he was just as impressed as I was. Kids enjoyed their fried chicken too. Wild boar ragu with tagliatelle was good too but meat separated from the liquid part of the sauce a bit. Flavor was there though. Highly recommend a trip here! The view can’t be beat either
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“Rolling hills, olive trees, vineyards and hill towns as far as the eye can see.” in 2 reviews
Dinner here was divine… I would have loved to dine here more than once if possible on our vacation. We shared an appetizer of tempura zucchini blossoms with truffle goat cheese which was amazing! I had grilled tuna for dinner, she had truffle risotto. We…More
We had dinner here. Not only that the meat was spoiled and made us sick, but also the staff did not seem to care about it. The standards here seem to be low. Nice view though.
There is no pool, there are no corporate chain hotel flags, no marble, no elevators…just fabulous hospitality – great for me- honestly! Loved the place, the fact that there are no frills; you just step back in time, possibly 50 years, to get a real feel of what Sicily is all about. You step out to the balcony and the… More
“While their wine selection is amazing, I was excited to see that they offer beer from a micro-brewery right in San Gimignano.” in 2 reviews
I ate here in September 2017 and dinner was divine… I would have loved to dine here more than once if possible on our vacation. We shared an appetizer of tempura zucchini blossoms with truffle goat cheese which was amazing! I had grilled tuna for dinner, she had truffle risotto. We had to skip dessert to make it to the opera on time… I’m sure it would have been worth every calorie!
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Can you eat here with dogs we are looking for a table to seat 8 people’s and 4 dogs??
Stayed here for 4 nights for one of my husband and my honeymoon stops in early August this year. Fantastic location as it’s right near the main city entrance in the South, on the main street, and near the main square. And for a peak season, it was only about €70 / night (booked through Expedia), has friendly staff, includes wifi, AND has a/c in the room! Breakfast isn’t included but is an additional €6 / person for a continental breakfast. Not the most varying breakfast options but the restaurant does have a fantastic view of the Tuscan rolling hills. There’s no parking (as it’s inside the city walls) but there are two lots that are really close by. The lot that’s closest to the Southern entrance P2 is very pricey at €20 / day. But if you go a little more South down a bit of the hill near the roundabout, you can park at P1 where it’s only €6 / day. Here’s more on parking: http://www.sangimignano.com/en/san-gimignano/guide-to-the-town/parking-and-urban-transport.asp
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Lovely table with great view out of the picture window. Terrific menu, and the food was excellent. The suckling pig, top notch, and the local wine is excellent. Service good, but lighting far too bright and destroys any atmosphere, but worse of all was with…More
So this is going to be a 2 part review.. The hotel and accompanying restaurant have the same name and I believe confuse people. HOTEL: I couldn’t get over the fact that I was in a structure that was built in the 450’s AD. The hotel does not have the amenities that most Americans are used to, but for the region it is a step above. The rooms are rather spacious for Italy and the bathrooms are average. The place is SPOTLESS and the beds were very comfortable. We had a room with a HUGE shared balcony with views towards the countryside and it was just breathtaking. I didn’t even want to leave the balcony and visit the city. I was able to take some amazing photos from that balcony. The staff is VERY friendly and helpful. They made us feel very welcomed RESTAURANT: This was THE BEST meal we had in all of Italy and we traveled it extensively. With a bottle of wine our meal was about $40 a person (2 people). The portions are large and easily shared. Next time I would split a first course and concentrate on the 2nd course. We had the local tagliatelle with wild boar and their mushroom truffle risotto as starters. They were equally delicious. I ate EVERY SINGLE bite of my risotto, I really didn’t even want to share with hubby. I am so lucky I do not live nearby, this could become a very unhealthy habit. We both chose the suckling pig with roasted potatoes for our main course.. OMG can I just have this shipped to the US once a month. THIS IS SO SO GOOD, it was so good we went back the next night and had it again. This time we skipped the first course, so that we could try to finish the entire plate of food. The potatoes are ridiculously good. They have an excellent wine selection and they are very adept at helping you choose the best wine for you. I strongly suggest you choose a local wine, they are fantastic. Everyone speaks English well and Chef comes around often to make sure everyone is enjoying their meal. MAKE RESERVATIONS.. this is not a huge place and it books up quickly, with good reason
“We had the local tagliatelle with wild boar and their mushroom truffle risotto as starters.” in 2 reviews
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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