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“Fantastic view but very slow service”
Review of Enoteca DiVinorum

Enoteca DiVinorum
Ranked #47 of 135 Restaurants in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$17
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A wonderful winebar, with more than 20 different wine by the glass, where we also serve food, cold cuts, cheeses and bruschette, all made with typical products of the area.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pleasant little restaurant just around the corner from the main square, it offers fantastic views across the hills from the few seats arranged along the wall at the front, and this was a real sun trap. The internal courtyard is also very pleasant and a whole lot cooler if the sun beating down gets a bit too much for you. We only wanted a snack and so chose a couple of items from their bruschetta menu.

Service seemed ridiculously slow with our bruschetta’s taking a good 30 or 40 minutes to arrive, and they weren’t even especially busy. This made time a bit tight for catching our return bus, and so I also had to chase them up for our bill which hadn’t arrived within about five minutes of asking. On going in to the restaurant to chase it up, I found the waitress fiddling around with the coffee machine rather than preparing it.

A tomato, basil and olive oil bruschetta was a generous portion and very tasty, although I thought the basil was a little thin on the ground, it was definitely almost entirely tomato. I also found the bruschetta crust to be very hard and crunchy, making it actually a little difficult to eat. Across the table, a cheese, sausage meat and rosemary bruschetta was again a generous portion, but not as tasty as expected and a little on the dry side. The bottled beer was very expensive, coming in at the equivalent of €8.60 per pint. Overall, despite the great setting, the poor service and so so food mean it’s not somewhere that I would return to.

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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

I went here on the recommendation of my daughter who said it was the best bruschetta she ever had. Sadly this was not my experience as the bread was sooo hard that if I had eaten I would have damaged my teeth. On pointing this out the very rude owner took it away and then started shouting at me that I was lying and didn’t know what bruschetta was and he brought the bread out but had put water on it in between.

I am aghast at this kind of treatment at this day and age.

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Carlotta B, Direttore at Enoteca DiVinorum, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018
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La soluzione è una sola, il meteorite!

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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Very nice place to enjoy a good glass of wine and food overlooking the surroundings.
You have to be there early if you want to make sure to have a place without waiting.
Food was good and price are fair.
We’ve been there twice during our stay in San Gimignano.
Unfortunately the waitress was not so smiley.

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Thank Stéphane N
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

This is the ‘Golden Find’ a must for all who love drinking wine in the shade, watching envious on lookers wishing they’d got here early and soaking up the gorgeous view.

If you do miss the limited seating I recommend either waiting nearby in the chance of a table becoming free or timing it earlier on another day.

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Yes, you will be amazed by the spectacular views of Tuscany as you sit at tables along the walkway. Nobody can walk past this overlook without stopping for photo ops.

If you can, take a moment to sit, order something to drink as well as some appetizers, and just look around. If you don’t have a moment where you think “I want to live here”, at the very least you will be thankful you stopped. I spent many evenings at Divinorum, with an amazing appetizer and some prosecco or rose, watching the colors change as the sun set.

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