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Bar la Cisterna

$$ - $$$
Italian, Cafe, Bar
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Piazza della Cisterna n. 11-12, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 388 887 6207
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146 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best spot on the sunny side of the piazza for a drink with nibbles at a premium price but worth it. Had pizza for lunch which was nice too. You can eat better for less inside a restaurant in the town but will it be as memorable?

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Thank Viviane B
Denver, Colorado
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628 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 953 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bar la Cisterna is located in Piazza Cisterna offering a fine view of the piazza and good for people watching. It was not particularly busy when we visited yet the service was slow. We have had much better pollo alla cacciatore elsewhere in Italy. All in all, average.

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Thank denver60
Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered rice with mushrooms, pasta and pizza. The rice was very well cooked, the sauce of the pasta was a bit salty but very nice taste and the pizza was excellent. For dessert we got Tiramisu, it was a bit too sweet but yummy.the service was good and fast.

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Thank LauraDragon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I felt harassed by a monstruos lady that couldn't attend my Si please request for some more hot milk on my cappuccino. Sad, as the terrace was amazing.

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Thank Fede Y
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This bar/cafe has the wonderful advantage of being on the sunny side of one of the main squares in the beautiful town of San Gimignano. We visited two days before Christmas and sat outside in wonderfully warm sunshine enjoying a couple of very tasty bruschettas and a glass of the lovely crisp local Vernaccia local wine. Reasonably priced given the... More 

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Thank Andrew W
Perth
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We chose this restaurant because the Piazza and the buildings offer a lovely sight but more than that because it was in the sun. Service was slow, so we wondered how this would be in summer. We ordered pappardelle al cinghiale (lovely!) and ravioli with sage (try something else) and one of their salads as well as 1/2 white house... More 

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Thank Evita2
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lunch feast one day with the plate of pork, Tuscan chicken dish and veges and a pizza feast the next and it was all really great. We were polite to the waiters and they were all great with fast service, I did feel sorry for them having to put up with some rude customers though...fantastic location too!

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Thank Allan B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Risoto tastes bad, pizza looked likes swimming pool! hard crust, electric oven,... wine, not bad at all! gust look for somewhere else!

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Thank Eduardo S
Carlingford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

After staying in Siena where the food was expensive and not great, when we arrived in San Gimignano it was nice to eat tasty food which was priced reasonably and the staff was friendly. We had pizza, pasta, lasagne and their Tiramisu was delicious. Beers and wine were nice.

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Thank LouCFlynn
Canmore, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We are in San Gimignano on day 4 of 8 days and have enjoyed wonderful food, wine and service throughout the walled town but this was the worst place we have eaten. The young lady who served us was rude and contemptuous basically throwing our food down in front of us in some form of anger. We asked if the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza della Cisterna n. 11-12, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 388 887 6207

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