Top 7 Restaurants
in San Gimignano
for cruisers to Livorno port in 2023

All you must know about the best restaurants to have lunch or a light fare in San Gimignano for cruise visitors to the Port of Livorno

Updated: May 21, 2023

Cruise visitors to the port of Livorno planning to explore San Gimignano will find that it takes little time to explore most of its attractions. You will have time to taste local delicacies, and lunch in San Gimignano can become the main highlight of your journey.

Restaurants overview for cruise visitors

Unless you wish to visit every single landmark, church and all the corners of every museum, the cruise passenger will have time to sit down for lunch and taste exclusive and tasty delicacies only to be found in this region of Tuscany.

If on a tour, the cruise passenger will not have that much time to savor the exclusive delicacies of San Gimignano but, even so, the editor strongly recommends a short stop for a glass of wine with some cured meats and or cheese. On this page, you will find some of the best restaurants in San Gimignano with a particular emphasis on those that offer al fresco settings or panoramic views.

1. Bel Soggiorno - ($$$)

The restaurant of the hotel Bel Soggiorno has a wonderful view. The restaurant is on the main street of San Gimignano and has a wonderful panoramic terrace from which you will enjoy the breathtaking view of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. A fabulous setting to enjoy rich and traditional dishes in an elegant and typical ambiance.

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San Gimignano - Bel Soggiorno

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Where Historical Centre - south area.
Address:Via San Giovanni, 91
Phone:(0577) 943149
Website:Official Website
Open:Lunch: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm - Dinner: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Prices:Between $35.00 and $50.00

2. Dorando - ($$$$)

Dorando is a restaurant that is definitely worth the splurge in this 14th century building. It consists of three private rooms with vaulted ceilings, imposing stone walls, furnished in an elegant style and adorned with works by local painters. The menu not only lists dishes but provides their history. When the seasonal dishes arrive, they are served on alabaster platters by knowledge waiters. Try the 'cibreo' if it is offered and definitely save room for dessert.

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San Gimignano - Dorando

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Where Historical Centre - just off of the Piazza Duomo
Address:Vicolo dell'Oro, 2
Phone:(0577) 941862
Website:Restaurant Dorando
Open:Lunch: 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Dinner: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Closed:Mondays - although it is always open from Easter to October

3. Gustavo - ($)

Enoteca Gustavo, a quaint little wine bar right on Via San Matteo, is the perfect place to sit back with a glass of San Gimignano’s famous Vernaccia and enjoy a crostini or cheese plate. One of the Editor's favorite places for brunch - an abundant board of meat cuts and cheese for € 20:00 does it.

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San Gimignano - Enoteca Gustavo

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Where Historical Centre
Address:Via San Matteo 29
Phone:(0577) 940057
Open:10:00 am until late

4. La Mangiatoia - $$$

La Mangiatoia’s atmosphere may be eclectic, but the food served here is always spot-on. Specialties include the gnocchi deliziose, tagliatelle dell’amore, and cervo in dolce et forte. The desserts are all excellent.

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San Gimignano - La Mangiatoia

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Where Historical Centre - north side, off Via San Matteo
Address:Via Mainardi, 5
Phone:(0577) 941528
Email:[email protected]
Prices:$30.00 to $45.00

5. Le Terrazze - ($$$)

Le Terrazze is located on the first floor of La Cisterna Hotel, on the homonyms square. Family-run since 1918, it has two large terracotta paved covered terraces overlooking the stunning Tuscan landscape. Between April and October, La Terraza also serves al fresco Tuscan delicacies in the outdoor tables in the Cisterna square. The cuisine is famous for its freshness and truffles but also vegetarian and kids menus.

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San Gimignano - Le Terrazze

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Where Historical Centre
Address:Piazza della Cisterna, 23
Phone:(0577) 940328
Website:Official Site
Email:[email protected]
Open:Lunch: 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Dinner: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Prices:Between: $25.00 and $45.00

6. Le Vecchie Mura - ($$$)

Although the cruise ship passenger will find a cozy atmosphere inside - with Terra-cotta bricks and vaulted ceiling - try to get a seat on the terrace in the summer to enjoy absolutely amazing views. The specialties include the traditional ribollita, tagliatelle al cinghiale (pasta with wild boar), cinghiale all vernaccia (wild boar marinated in vernaccia wine) and cervo in bianco (venison in white-wine sauce).

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San Gimignano - La Vecchie Mura

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Where Historical Centre - north side, off Via San Matteo
Address:Via Piandornella, 15
Phone:(0577) 940270
Website:Official Site
Open:6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

7. Osteria delle Catene - $$

The Osteria delle Catene is a small restaurant that serves traditional dishes and an affordable selection of wines. Specialties include the piatto misto di prosciutto, formaggi toscani, penne al porro, pipe coi broccoli, salsicce con fagioli all’uccelletto, and stracotto al chianti.

Photo of Osteria delle Catene in San Gimignano

San Gimignano - Osteria delle Catene

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Where Historical Centre - north side, off Via San Matteo
Address:Via Mainardi, 18
Phone:(0577) 574998
Website:Official Website
Open:Lunch: 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Dinner: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

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