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Trattoria Fori Porta

Via Claudio Tolomei, 1 | angolo Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini, 53100 Siena, Italy
+39 0577 222100
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Ranked #47 of 452 restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $34 - $54
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I went based on warm reviews in guide books, expecting traditional Tuscan cuisine, and despite wanting to like Fori Porta, left disappointed. Maybe it was because the pasta carbonara (in house style) although tasty was extremely salty, the tagliata was dry and had little flavour (I now do see a similar comment in a review below), the vegetables lacked that... More

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Los Angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

If you don't feel like trekking inside the town wall of Siena, this is an excellent choice. Food and service was topnotch.

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Philadelphia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We chose this restaurant based on the recommendation in the Michelin guide ("the place to try true Sienese fare"). However, the food & service were mediocre at best, the restaurant was filled with secondhand smoke, and the location was difficult to find and quite a long walk from the main part of the city. A disappointment, and not the food... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I'd preface this post with: in our experience, the best restaurants in Tuscany (best = flavour, variety and value for money) are generally outside of the main "historic" towns. Inside the historic towns, majority of restaurants aim to rip-off tourists with average or below-average food at above average prices. Now for our review of Fori Porta: Executive summary: we were... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Right next to our hotel at the outskirts of siena, a very nice atmosphere and wonderful genuine tuscany food. Seems like a family business, great meat and pasta, intimate service. Highly recommended!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We were there because it was late and this restaurant was the only one close to our hotel which located outside the Porta Romana. We heard this Trattoria is a family run one and the food are great, but turn out to be quite disappointing. First, the house wine was good. We easily finished our 1/2 litre. The antipasti was.....bad.... More

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Oakland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

If you're looking for a wonderful meal in Tuscany, look no further than Fori Porta in Siena. The menu was suprisingly creative for a small neighborhood restaurant and everything we had was extrememly fresh and delicious. My husband had a creamy potoato/leek flan with pecorino cheese and black truffle (it was truffle season!). Since it was also mushroom season, I... More

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We arrived at Hotel Palazzo di Valli and settled in. The staff called Trattoria Fori Porta; even though the kitchen was closed, they prepared generous plates of meats and cheeses, and salad for each of us. We decided to return for dinner that evening, and could not have been more pleased. Each course was delightful, and the desserts were wonderful.... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We ate here because it was very close to Palazzo di Valli where we were staying and it was recommended by our innkeepers. In general, we have learned to take innkeepers' restaurant recommendations with some skepticism, as they tend to recommend places operated by their friends rather than by quality. However, this place was really good. The couple who are... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We went for lunch and were a little disconcerted that we couldn't find anyone after we entered. The food was great, and the house red wine was fabulous-the white not so much. The guy who waited on us wore a dirty t-shirt, which we found strange, but it didn't send us screaming from the room. The decor is very pleasant,... More

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