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- 98%Local Culture
- 74%Family Travelers
- 74%Luxury Travelers
User Reviews (2 Reviews)
- Antica Macelleria TrattoriaJan 24, 2014
As part of our tour, we were taken to San Gimignano for about an hour on New Years Day. Because of this, a lot of things were not open, even though there were quite a few visitors milling about. The view in San Gimignano are amazing.
After a few tips from our tour manager, we were looking for a wild boar dish that he recommended as a local dish, so once we found this place and they were open, we walked in.
As I don't eat pork, I actually settled on the lasagna but my friend got the wild boar. This lasagna was nothing like I've ever had. First off it's not even red in color, because it's really a ragu and bechamel sauce, no red sauce included. Also just a bit of parm on the top, not the layers of cheese that we Americans are used to seeing. It was mighty tasty and I even commented that I might just need to make it this way. It had TONS of layers of pasta and the sauce, and since it's fresh pasta made in house, it was just so tender.
My friend devoured her wild boar pasta dish. I think it was papadelle but I can't remember for sure.
Overall the service was decent, some of the people in the restaurant spoke english, some spoke enough to provide service, some spoke none at all.
It's a rather small restaurant, so you could easily fill it up with a few large parties.
- Antica Macelleria TrattoriaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2First to ReviewJan 23, 2014
Some of the better pasta entrees we tried while in Italy can be found at San Gimignano's Antica Macelleria Trattoria. Our tour manager told us that some of the restaurants in San Gimignano had the best wild boar entrees in Italy. I was sold at wild boar. We walked around a bit and found a little restaurant that had wild boar pappardelle. The restaurant was small but had some interesting meat hook decor. They also served espresso. The waiter asked us if we wanted gas or still water. We asked for still but should have asked for tap. If you don't want to pay for water, then ask for tap. There's nothing wrong with it in Europe.
We ordered the bruschetta miste platter with 4 different types of bruschetta: tomato, mushroom, olive, and artichoke. It was a big platter and we probably should have ordered a salad instead but our tour manager said that the city was known for the bruschetta too. If it's known for something, then it's best to order it. Grace C. had the lasagna since she doesn't eat pork. I happily devoured my wild boar pappardelle. I tried some of her lasagna too and it was layered deliciousness. They make the pasta in house which was also a plus. It was a little pricey for lunch, but seeing as we were in Italy, we had to indulge a little. Most of our tour group opted for pizza but I had been craving pasta which is why we stopped at this trattoria. The service was great and our meal was fantastic.