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Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista

Loc. Canonica-Lucignano 43, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 955025
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Overview
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good2%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (8 reviews)
“poached eggs” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
Loc. Canonica-Lucignano 43, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this brilliant restaurant whilst on a family holiday in Tuscany. The service was outstanding from the moment we arrived, the views of San Gimignano spectacular and we could not fault the food. The finishing touches and attention to detail were second to none,...More

Thank Rebecca D
LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Gentile Signora Rebecca, Thank you for this beautiful and heartfelt review in TripAdvisor. We remember your group well and so appreciate your kind words and the time you took to share. We hope to welcome you again here at al43 when your travel allow, but...More

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This place is off the beaten track, but definitely worth the drive. I had a 3 course tasting menu with wine pairing and everything was amazing. They started with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and some amuse bouche which were both wonderful. The foie...More

Thank ladyvyper
LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Ladyvyper, Thank you for this succinct and wonderful review of you meal i our restaurant and thank you for taking the time in TripAdvisor to share about it! It was our pleasure serving you and we hope, that when your travels allow, we will...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

We love fine food and try to find them on all our trips. We found al 43 coincidently as we were not too keen about all the other recommendations from Michelin around San Gimignano. When you arrive you are welcomed very warmly by the host...More

Thank SantoshRadhakrishnan
LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear SantoshRadhakrishnan, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this thoughtful and articulate review of your evening in our restaurant al43. It give each one of us great satisfaction when our guests experience such happiness while with us. We appreciate that your lives...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Some patrons may like the style, but it was not to our taste. Very small servings (I know this is meant to to fashionable) and basically did not do the food justice. When you get served something which is secial in taste you need to...More

Thank heyabort
LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Dear Andrew & Julie, Thank you for your honest review of your experience in our restaurant. As guests of our Inn as well, we always ask our guests how their dining experience was, and over breakfast the following morning, you openly shared your thoughts with...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The best tasting menu we’ve had. All of the courses(and surprise/additional tasters) and service were outstanding. My favorite was the carrot which sounds silly... but try it. My Husbands favorite was the pork. We got a bottle recommended by the server instead of the pairing...More

1  Thank ChelsLois
LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Indeed the carrot rumours ARE true! This title made us all smile. Thank you for so creatively and generously describing your evening in al 43! We deeply appreciate your time here in TripAdvisor. We look forward to seeing you again when your travels allow.

Reviewed 14 September 2018

We recently ate twice at AL 43. We were staying at Locanda Dell' Artista which is the fabulous hotel that is its partner. This is some of the most wonderful and very smart Tuscan cuisine that we have had the pleasure in tasting. It has...More

Thank Martin K
LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Martin & Karen, Thank you for spending two evenings in al 43 and thank you for taking the time to write a review in TripAdvisor. We deeply appreciate your continued visits to our Locanda as you both bring a welcome joy and warmth. We look...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Forget the best of the area. This is simply the best of the best. This place is a pure magic and i bet you will remember savoring the magical food for a long long time. i like to eat well but this place topped all...More

Thank Gaia S
LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Grazie Gaia! Thank you for this very sweet note and review. It was my pleasure to show you around our Locanda. We love our work, our guests and are happy to share it with everyone. Your review title humbles us and we will constantly strive...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018

The restaurant is beautiful, and has been immaculately decorated and furnished. My husband and I had one of the tasting menus, and from the home-made breads, down to the dessert, each course was very innovative and delicious. However, the service that we had really let...More

Thank CMcA2016
LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Gentile CMcA2016, We are both happy to hear that your meal was both "innovative and delicious" and sorry to hear that our service, the evening you were here, did not meet OUR expectations or yours. Thank you for sharing about your evening as it helps...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Food is mouth watering, a truly great Tuscan experience. Wonerful quisine, extra tasting dishes included free, together with memorable fine wines. You must dine in during your stay at Locanda.

Thank Barry P
LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Gentile Barry & Jill, Thank you for sharing about your meal here in TripAdvisor. We appreciate your visits to our Locanda and that you also choose to dine in al 43. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We respond to Stephanie’s review; arrived early and was warmly welcomed. We also had the €95 menu with wine pairing . Just perfect and a real taste sensation. Thanks to the owners for personal greeting, the chef and his very warm and friendly team that...More

Thank Fanus K
LocandadellArtista, Owner at Al 43 - Locanda dell' Artista, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Dear Fanus, We are grateful to you for sharing about your evening in our restaurant. It was our complete pleasure to have you and your group dine with us and we enjoyed meeting you. We are appreciative of the kind words, and look forward to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$63 - US$108
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loc. Canonica-Lucignano 43, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 955025
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Description
The intimate AL 43 at Locanda dell' Artista offers an unforgettable fine dining experience. The cuisine by Michelin starred chef Maurizio Bardotti is modern but in harmony with the age-old Tuscan traditions.
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