Le Terrazze Restaurant

Le Terrazze Restaurant

The only Restaurant in the Piazza della Cisterna with a panoramic view

What is the true flavor of Tuscany? One might think it is the intense and fragrant aroma of tartufo. Or, the strong and genuine scents of cacciagione (venison). In summer it is, for sure, fresh vegetables and in autumn mushrooms! In our menu you will find typical Tuscan starter with cold cuts, bruschetta, cheeses, first courses with fresh pasta, soups, thin and crunchy pizza, traditional second courses and homemade desserts.

And all of these are splendidly accompanied with copious glasses of Vernaccia, Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino wines and local craft  beers.

At the Le Terrazze Restaurant of the Hotel La Cisterna of San Gimignano—open also to the public—you will savor the authentic delicacies of Tuscan cuisine. 

Our dishes are prepared with a creativity that distinguishes them from all the rest. They reflect the influence of the past and the wise culinary tips passed down to us by our grandmothers—truly the queens of the Tuscan cuisine. They utilized only fresh and in season produce and they passed down many little secrets that the rest of the world envies.

Dining at in Piazza della Cisterna

At the Le Terrazze Restaurant, excellent cuisine links up with a location that does wonders for your heart. In fact, we are the only restaurant-bar open on the fabulous Piazza della Cisterna—constantly animated by the vivacity of guests and passers-by.

Take a seat at one of our tables shaded by a gazebo. Order a risotto with fresh truffles and wild boar.

Or, if you so desire, stop for an aperitif from April to October, in the Le Terrazze Restaurant, a sophisticated Bar Brasserie is open every day until the wee hours of the morning.  Let yourself be amazed by our gin lover Barman Lorenzo

Dine in a 14th century Dining Room with a View upon the Val d'Elsa (ONLY FOR GROUPS)

If you have a weak spot for gorgeous panoramas, we have that for you, too! Just take your place in our 14th century dining room with reinforced wooden beams on the ceiling and fired brick paved flooring.

Our restaurant presents itself with a panoramic terrace set elegantly upon the San Gimignano countryside.

Our halls, while all inside, are completely surrounded by huge glass windows: it will appear to you that you can embrace all the nature of the valley with just a glimpse.

And if your diet prescribes gluten-free foods or vegetarian dishes, just ask our chef and he will arrange to satisfy your most personal needs.

Opening hours

The Le Terrazze Restaurant-bar is open every day for guests and the public from march to the end of october from 12am to 3pm at luch and from 7pm to 9:45pm at dinner.  Bar is open also in the afternoon for aperitif. 

Special gluten-free, vegetarian and menus for children are available.

Upon request, we host weddings, baptisms and other private parties with a maximum of 30 people.

The internal halls are equipped with air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi. 

For request ristorante@hotelcisterna.it

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