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. In autumn there is an abundance of mushrooms and meats to be grilled. And all of these are splendidly accompanied with copious glasses of Vernaccia, Chianti, Brunello and Morellino wines.

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. Or just a snack. A fresh fruit juice. A cold beer. From April to October, in the Le Terrazze Restaurant, a sophisticated Bar Brasserie is open every day until the wee hours of the morning.

Dine in a 14th century Dining Room with a View upon the Val d'Elsa

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. While you feast on a rare, grilled Florentine steak, 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. 

Lunch is from 12am to 3pm. Dinner is from 7pm to 9:45pm. 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.

During the summer you can stop at Bar Brasserie in Piazza della Cisterna, where you can order both the restaurants dishes (12 am – 3 pm / 7pm – 9.45pm) and order something light for breakfast, a snack or an aperitif.

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