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Trattoria Fori Porta

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Via Claudio Tolomei, 1 | angolo Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini, 53100 Siena, Italy
+39 0577 222100
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 3
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  • 9
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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
The kindest man in Siena

My daughter and I arrived here after a severe thunderstorm. We did not want to venture too far from our hotel. Upon arrival, the owner advised us that there was no power, but that he expected it to come back shortly. So,we settled in perused the menu by candle and cell phone light, ordered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
JenAnnB
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Ottawa, Canada
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  • Local cuisine
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Ottawa, Canada
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107 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My daughter and I arrived here after a severe thunderstorm. We did not want to venture too far from our hotel. Upon arrival, the owner advised us that there was no power, but that he expected it to come back shortly. So,we settled in perused the menu by candle and cell phone light, ordered drinks, and chose our order. But... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel which was just across the road. We had enquired about pet friendly restaurants and this was the first on the list and we were at once delighted. The food was of a lovely variety and exceptional quality. The owner was a lovely happy man who always made us feel welcome. The... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was the closest restaurant to our hotel and we ate there on a wet night. The best meal of Tuscany and we only wished we had tried it earlier.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

When I read the reviews of Fori Porta I assumed that the authors had not traveled much and that the reviews were inflated. I was so wrong! Don't let the humble exterior fool you. I agree with others that the food was some of the best we had during our two week trip. Relaxed atmosphere, reasonable pricing, lovely unassuming owner... More 

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San Francisco, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We ate at many restaurants in the Siena area, and this one was a gem. It was modestly tucked away off the corner of a small street, but their food and service were excellent. This restaurant, unlike most in Tuscany, do not empty out your pocket book. Everything, even their incredible wine, was quite reasonable. The man working their was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This restaurant was very close to our hotel ,convenient as it was a wet evening .lovely maitre d who showed us to our table with a lovely smile! The food was good ,I had rabbit and my partner had the lamb all washed down with some pleasant Tuscan red wine.

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Siena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Really one of the best Restaurant Ever i eat in Toscana. The owner Stefano is so so cute nice and competent that is a pleasure to be served by him. Anyway the appetizer was such a great Mozzarella di Bufala Tartare with Rucola and Fresh Tomatoes Pachino and Taggiasca Olives. The main Course was Strozzapreti with Crispy Breadcrumbs to The... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Fori Porta was recommended but it exceeded our expectations. Ate there twice. Had the Carbonara both times because it was so good. Everything was delicious and great service from the Stephen the proprietor. You just don't need more than you can get here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stayed at the Palazzo de Valli hotel across the street from the restaurant. We dined at the Fori Porta our first night in Sienna, and the food was so good we ate there all three nights, not just because of the convenience, but primarily because all the dishes we had were among the best we've eaten in Italy. Highly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a really nice evening here - tasty starters, amazing T-bone to share and Sienese desserts all washed down with a rather nice Chianti - perfect! I recommend to book ahead as they were quite busy the night we went, it would be a shame to be disappointed as there doesn't appear to be another good restaurant nearby.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Claudio Tolomei, 1 | angolo Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini, 53100 Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 222100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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