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La Taverna di San Giuseppe

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Via Giovanni Dupre 132, 53100 Siena, Italy
+39 0577 42286
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 2477
    Excellent
  • 494
    Very good
  • 122
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lived up to the hype

I was a little skeptical of this restaurant, since not only is it the number one restaurant in Siena on TripAdvisor, but it was also on every list of restaurants in Siena that I read, and I figured it had to be a bit of a tourist trap. But no! It was actually as good as everyone says! The food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Monica I
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Milan, Italy
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Milan, Italy
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I was a little skeptical of this restaurant, since not only is it the number one restaurant in Siena on TripAdvisor, but it was also on every list of restaurants in Siena that I read, and I figured it had to be a bit of a tourist trap. But no! It was actually as good as everyone says! The food... More 

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Grazie davvero Lei ha colto la vera atmosfera della Taverna. Che dire... siete tutti così fantastici che meritate il 1... More 

Avignon, France
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Expectations high since no 1 on TA, but very disappointed with quality of food. The crostini misti had fresh tasteless tomatoes (not really season for tomatoes in February) and an even more tasteless veggie mush (found hair in that - yuck!) Then had gnocchetti with ricotta and fresh spinach which again was completely deprived of any taste, except perhaps a... More 

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Cara bella Sue, quante cattiverie scrive che non sono vere ma che ci fanno capire la sua personalità. Se si... More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My wife and I booked a table over the Internet for Valentines Day. The booking was easy, and the staff helpful and professional. When we arrived, our table was ready and the welcome generous. The waiting staff were charming, service was prompt without being in any way hurried, and the food truly exceptional. Time was taken to offer us advice... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is certainly a cut above the rest. They have us wonderful little soup starters, my friend had a steak with truffle and I had truffle and quail egg . Truffles are one of their special plates. They have been nominated for Michelin Stars and I am see why. They had nice house white and red and te inside... More 

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Utrecht
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

We had a great dinner and tried the steak with truffel. Everything looked very nice. Side dishes were very good too. Staff were really pleasant. It is situated just next to the gate where james bond entered Siena in Quantum of solace.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Considering the smashing reviews of this place, I came out a bit underwhelmed after having dinner there with my wife. The food is good no doubt whatsoever but the place is perhaps too noisy and the service could be a bit more friendly.

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Costa Rica
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I have spent a lot of time in Italy over the last 12 years as I am a chef on private yachts, and I can honestly say that this would have to be one of the best meals I have eaten. It is not a snobby Michelin star restaurant but a great restaurant featuring local cuisine. They only have 2... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Top-class service, beautiful, intimate setting, and amazing food...this was easily our favorite dining experience in Siena and one of the best we had in all of Tuscany. The polenta appetizer, truffle pasta, ribollita soup, and roasted pork were each fantastic, and the latter two were the best versions of these traditional Tuscan dishes that we had anywhere. Siena was fun... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

In the past year we have been back to Italy 5 times. Once we stayed in Siena, but the rest of the times we have been in other towns in Tuscany. We have made it a priority to get to Siena just so that we could dine here! First off the atmosphere is wonderful, especially the cava which you can... More 

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Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We recently returned from a vacation to Siena Italy.  Our first stop was to make a reservation at a favourite family run restaurant La Taverna di San Giuseppe.  Welcomed by the grandson of the original owner-chef Mario, we thoroughly enjoyed a perfectly prepared  lunch of local specialities, osso buco and duck in a berry sauce followed by two types of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Giovanni Dupre 132, 53100 Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 42286

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 78
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?