When they say that they make the best ice cream in the world, it's because they really do make the best ice cream in the world. They have a great variety of flavors so you're bound to find something you like as you visit the city and all its towers (13 at the moment, above all the Devil's Tower). To emphasize the point even more, this place has won awards for best ice cream in the world in 2006 and 2008.
If you're in San Gimignano and want to try good Tuscan cuisine, then this is the restaurant for you! It is located right next to Porta San Giovanni, one of the ports. It's a small restaurant with a friendly owner. Best to book in advance or you'll struggle to find a seat. I recommend the cut of beef with porcini mushrooms - delicious! The kitchen is open non-stop from 11 to 11.
We went by reservation, recommended by a person ve had been there. The restaurant is part of a hotel with a great pint. As we went in summer, we asked for a table on the big terrace outside the restaurant. During the morning we visited the town. There are also many places to eat, but in the end it is a bit stressful for the amount of tourists ve come. To get to this restaurant we had to park our car smoothly and quietly to enjoy the scenery and the moment we predisposed to have a great memory. It is situated at the entrance to San Gimignano , but far enough from town to be able to hear only the sound of the breeze and the birds. Everything we were served was delicious but something to highlight was the fresh pasta in all forms, and the dessert. The price was very fair. With antipasti, first, a second, desserts, and a red wine Brunello di Montalcino, we left with an average of 35 euros per head.
The Latini Restaurant, located on the ground floor of the Hotel Latini, is in the centre of the village of San Gimagnano, in the province of Siena. The menu is attractive and cheap. Various dishes with homemade pasta, choice of meat, a long list of wines ... delicious.
The Price range is between 19 € - 33 €
I recommend the house specialty: fagottini del contadino, ravioli with pecorino, pears, saffron and cream. The best wine to pair with this dish is a glass of Fattoria San Donato´s Vernaccia.
This restaurant is located in the center of San Gemignano.
The review I received from LP says that the Bertelli family has lived in San Gimignano since 1779.
Sig. Brunello Bertelli use only ingredients from local artisans for his sandwiches. The place is far away from tourist places and the portions are generous.
The prices for paninis are €3-5, and for glasses of wine €1.50.
What to do on a dull weekend? A tour of the Tuscan hills between San Gimignano and Volterra. We were lucky enough to have a ray of sunshine, so we enjoyed some lunch while sitting by the walled enclosure of the city, sipping good wine and Tuscan delicacies, such as the inevitable bruschetta we found everywhere we went!
According to the word of LP, the wines comes with a plate of cheese with honey. According to TP, it is 22 out of 110 there.
Reccomended for lunch, apparently bruschettas are great and the tomatoes so sweet you would not even believe.