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“Honest tucker”

Gemignani Francesco
Ranked #9 of 89 Restaurants in San Miniato
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

On our way to Pisa Airport and wanted a substantial lunch before we set out to leave Italy.

Checked TA and this one looked the goods. It did not disappoint.

No menu but the owner Fransceco gave us the run down and we just went along with the choices.

The amuse bouche was stunning especially the truffle flavoured chick pea and the reduced onions on toast were sweet as.

The black rice with mushrooms was full of flavour and my wife chose a type of thick spaghetti with a wonderfully enriched dressing comprising tomatoes, olives, capers and of course garlic.

We then chose two dishes that we found extremely good. Carpaccio with truffle shavings and a crusted seared tuna with sesame seeds. Both were delicious.

A bottle of local white and deserts to finish with wonderful homemade fresh bread thrown in. All for a total of €60.

No wonder the place was full for lunch.

Don't be put off with the location. It really was off the beaten track and clearly a local haunt.

Highly recommended.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Ian S
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Visited based on just one (5-star) review. Er, why only one? Been in Tuscany for nearly 2 weeks now, and enjoyed meals at a few really good restaurants. But we were all agreed that this was our best yet

The owner, and "waiter" is a charming man, who will explain to you that the menu is changed monthly, and will tell you what is on it (it isn't written down!). Menu choice is not huge, but this is a plus because what is on is so well cooked and presented, plus there is a vegetarian option for the dishes too. And obviously you'll get little "amuse Boucher" bits and pieces as well

Make no mistake, this restaurant would fall into the category of "fine dining" - and it is excellent fine dining. On our visit the menu choice was from around 4 dishes for each course (nobody struggled to choose something) and was at a set price of 30 Euros/person. This included (good local) wine (with no extras - the bill for 4 really was 120 Euros) and actually represents excellent value

Not situated in a busy area - in amongst houses, but well worth seeking out (satnav or Apple Maps will find it ok).

Oh, and generally filled with Italian clientele - enough said?

Thank you for showing us the best of Tusacany - you were what we were really looking forward to!

Date of visit: September 2017
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Thank Dave C
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Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

There has been only a few restaurants in my life which I did remember.... This is one of them.
A few years a go i have been here and it was really outstandingly good..... Now finally I managed to explain to my local friend and business partner again the place and we have been back......
This is from another worlds food and the wines are as well selected as the food..

The gnocchi with nuts sauce and truffles, the Tagliatelle with truffles and and and.... I need to stop writing because I get hungry again....

Go there and eat.......

I ate my heart out

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Lugano-Mike
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Date of visit: December 2018
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Date of visit: December 2018
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