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Ristorante Dorando'

Vicolo Dell'Oro 2, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 941862
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“guinea hen” (12 reviews)
“apple sauce” (4 reviews)
“duck” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Vicolo Dell'Oro 2, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Dorando', like every dining establishment in San Gimignano, survives on the tourist trade, but this is not run like a hit and run day visitor restaurant. We have dined in many San G locations, and this one is the one to return to over and...More

1  Thank nicebottleofred
Reviewed 6 August 2014

What a perfect end to our first day in Tuscany. The food was outstanding and the local wines from San Gimignano were delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the service was very attentive but not hovering. Off the main piazza but on a quiet...More

Thank Stech1956
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We arrived without any real expectations without reservations and were happily surprised at the excellent meal and service. we had the duck and antipasta appetizers both were excellent. The roasted vegetables, pasta dishes and steak for the main courses were all superb esp. the vegetables....More

1  Thank snillor
Reviewed 10 June 2014

It has been a while since we have eaten at Durando and we still dream about the meal we had there. Fabulous food, wine and service. We ordered the tasting menu and were not disappointed. Best Risotto we had throughout Italy. Enjoy!

1  Thank LovetoTravel33324
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Ristorante Dorando is a delectable spot located in the nostalgic, ancient walled city of San Gimignano. Dorando has earned a reputation as one of the best places to dine at in this quaint city and is included in the city’s Michelin Guide. The restaurant’s 14th...More

Thank ariko33
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We ate here on our last night in San Gimignano after having tried out seven other restaurants in this town. Of all of them, this came closest to fine dining. The service was very professional and great care was taken serving the wine and water....More

Thank Der_Reisender
Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

The wine was good. The food service and ambiance were terrible. The first course was duck...we immediately sent it back then they brought it out again, still horrible. The broccoli was over cooked to the point it could have been baby food. The mesculine greens...More

2  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 May 2014

It was the day of our departure and we stopped by for lunch at San Gimignano. After looking for many lunch places we spotted this place with a Michelin star rating! N found a nice table to sit as well. We were a group of...More

2  Thank Goozneha
Reviewed 29 April 2014

After reading the other ratings, we had high hopes. We were first led all the way back into a corner of the restaurant, which felt a bit strange, but perhaps it was the only available unreserved table. *shrug* We selected the Tipica tasting menu, and...More

Thank jes6ica
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Tucked away down one of San Gimignano's side streets is this lovely little restaurant. We were warmly welcomed and shown to a table for two in light fresh room, with arched ceilings. The majority of the other diners were Italian - which I always think...More

Thank surfnirvana
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo Dell'Oro 2, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 941862
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Dorando' is a small, intimate Restaurant for whosoever love a good cookery. Is located in the heart of San Gimignano, between two suggestive squares, "Piazza del Duomo" and "Piazza della Cisterna" in a 14 century building. The cuisine, harmonizes with the ambiance presents dishes which are creative and light inspired by old perfumes and tastes of Tuscan Cookery. Dishes prepared with fresh and genuine products. Large choice of Tuscan wines.
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