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Osteria Enoteca Sotto LeFonti

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Via Esterna di Fontebranda 114, 53100 Siena, Italy
+39 0577 226446
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
a must if visiting Siena

We discovered this little gem when we first went to Siena in 2008 & it has become a favorite of ours & anyone whom we've recommended our "little secret" to.The latest was our vacation in May 2015. We ate there 3 times in 10 days & were never disappointed. Their antipasto board is the best!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
lushlathigee
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Halifax, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We discovered this little gem when we first went to Siena in 2008 & it has become a favorite of ours & anyone whom we've recommended our "little secret" to.The latest was our vacation in May 2015. We ate there 3 times in 10 days & were never disappointed. Their antipasto board is the best!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a belated "thank you" to Britta and family for looking after me and my"powerful friends". I had been in 2014 with two other couples and the food and atmosphere was wonderful then so it was a challenge to come back this year for the July "Palio" with 11 buisness men whio had been used to the top venues... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Sotto le Fonti is one of our favourite places to eat in Italy, as it is a very friendly family owned restaurant, offering exceptional value, off the beaten track (not a tourist trap), and serves amazing food created from produce grown/reared within 10km of the city of Siena. You cannot get fresher than that. We have been a number of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My partner and I enjoyed lovely food and excellent service at Osteria Enoteco. The owner was very friendly and attentive. We particularly enjoyed the pici pork pasta and the mixed antipasta. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to friends and anyone visiting Siena

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VolpiinToscana, Direttore at Osteria Enoteca Sotto LeFonti, responded to this review

Dear Celestine, thank you so much for your nice review, I remeber you well! Hope to see you again! All the best from Siena! Britta More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I am surprised at how horrible our dining experience was given the glowing reviews from other reviewers on this site. My husband ordered the lamb ribs while I ordered the pasta with fresh truffles. We asked for water which never came. When our food arrived my husband's lamb ribs were under seasoned and a little tough. However I was extremely... More 

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VolpiinToscana, Proprietario at Osteria Enoteca Sotto LeFonti, responded to this review

Dear Sonya, I am sorry you did not enjoy your dining experience at our Restaurant, but I am sure there is something to clear right away! You ordered one of our top sellers, Tagliatelle with fresh truffles, without knowing what truffle is; so the waitress came and show you a WHOLE truffle telling you that it will be SHAVED on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Parked in car park at Fontebranda and ended up here by accident because we couldnt find anything on way down from the duomo. But if we'd known how good it was and how little it would cost it would most definitely have been on the agenda from the start. Mixed antipasti is brilliant. Had just the single version otherwise it... More 

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VolpiinToscana, Proprietario at Osteria Enoteca Sotto LeFonti, responded to this review

Dear, I remember you and your family very well, specially because your kids (!) made compliments for the Ravioli, they will be future gourmets! Thank you again for the great review, hope to see you sgain, kind regards, Britta More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Tuscan food is very simple, and to be memorable needs the very best ingredients in the right season and perfect preparation. You don't find that very often but we found it here, on a baking hot evening in July. We enjoyed quails eggs with fresh summer truffles, the plate of assorted pecorino and "Cinta Senese" ham and salami, followed by... More 

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VolpiinToscana, Proprietario at Osteria Enoteca Sotto LeFonti, responded to this review

Dear Philipp, sorry for the late reply but summer is the busiest time of the year! Your review really made us happy, as we are very attentive about serving local food prepared in a simple but tasting way; I remember that you loved the quail eggs with the shaved truffles on it:-) Hope to see you again, kind regards to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We have been here a few times before and each time was great. My fiancee and I had just gotten engaged while on holiday with my family and we wanted to go somewhere special to celebrate. Britta was warm as ever and greeted us with complimentary prosecco upon arrival. When she found out about our engagement she really went out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I "found" this pearl right near one of Sienas entries, in front of the parking lot. At the window, a warm "buona sera" already antecipated a great experience. It's a small and cozy place with amazing food. The real deal. Also, everyone is extremely nice. In conclusion, we came back the other day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This place was just up the road from the apartment we stayed in in Siena so we took advantage of the location to enjoy it. The reviews on TripAdvisor were right...this place is fantastic. Our hostess was very friendly, as were the other diners. The bruschetta was good (and included a small bottle of local EVOO to take home). I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Esterna di Fontebranda 114, 53100 Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 226446

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 56
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

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