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Bar Caffe torre guelfa

$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, Pub
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Piazza della Cisterna N. 20, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 941832
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Perth, Australia
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in off the main square and the waiter was very welcoming and helpful to ensure he got a table for the 4 of us. We had been walking through San Gimignano and had built up an appetite. We only had a light lunch and it was nice and fairly cheap. My wife had the melanzane parmigiana and the... More 

Thank Basictoast
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The bar has an odd layout in the piazza - it overlaps with a hotel/restaurant that also has outside seating. We sat down and did not appreciate that we were in the seating area for the bar, not the restaurant - it was not at all clear, but we should have looked more closely. Food, drink and service was typical... More 

Thank trainback
Brussels, Belgium
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123 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We didn't actually eat at this this restaurant but we did have a small snack. Prices for cocktails and a dish of local cold cuts were very reasonable, despite the prime location. This bar is located in the corner of the most beautiful square in San Gimignano. the service was friendly and speedy. Not special but far better than you... More 

Thank hanssterkendries
United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We stopped here after a long day in Volterra, hoping for an early evening meal, before heading back to our villa. Big mistake!!!! We had the worst past ever encountered! We ordered an aubergine and mozzarella pasta, a spinach and ricotta ravioli and two lasagnes, however what we all received was a minuscule portion of sloppy pasta accompanied by a... More 

Thank Sarah M
Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Avoid this restaurant at all costs! The food is nothing short of rancid. Ordered the pappardelle ragu. It wasn't pappardelle pasta and the "ragu" was just offal and bone. I took 2 bites and had to stop eating for fear of throwing up. Their drinks prices are crazy too - €4.50 for a coke and over €7 for beers is... More 

Thank John P
Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Having not eaten for over 8 hours, a small group and I chowed here. We ate it all because we were starved, but I can't recommend this place. Honestly, take the time to walk throughout the city and find somewhere else, because we were sad we let our stomachs get the best of us for mediocre pizza.

1 Thank EmmettPellerin
Bergen, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Never trust a restaurant with photos of the food in the menu. Lack of taste on practically everything. The Coke was tasteless and almost no fizz. Can't recommend it.

1 Thank Anette L
Burnaby, Canada
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

There are many piazzas but the Piazza Della Cisterna offers many choices - caffe, lunch, gelato and place to meet strangers and strike up a conversation. Torre Guelfa offered a variety of delectable items to choose from as well as the best view of the towers.

Thank ShoeLover1950
Patna, India
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379 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

In Tuscan towns there are many beautiful places to sit and have a glass of wine with pasta or pizza. This was one of those kind of roll of the dice places. Not particularly cheap, but it was good. Really liked talking with the servers (as much as English worked). I have good memories.

Thank fozjon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

The pesto lasagne was very misleading, more pesto than the lasagne! Very different to the photos in the menu. Description for the margherita pizza in the menu was ' delicious, buffalo mozzarella with fine Italian tomatoes, homemade. But it was the complete opposite. It was frozen pizza, no mozzarella but cheddar cheese, tomato ketchup instead of tomatoes. It came within... More 

2 Thank IcarusParadox

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza della Cisterna N. 20, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 941832

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