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Osteria Enoteca Sotto le Fonti

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Via Esterna di Fontebranda 114, 53100 Siena, Italy
0577 226446
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 74
    Average
  • 37
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  • 14
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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
Most recent review
Mediocre

We spent two weeks in Italy in August and this was our least favorite meal of the entire trip. Although the host was nice (her rude and condescending responses to some reviewers below, however, indicate otherwise) and attentive, the food was extremely bland and disappointing. Everything that we ate... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
vishahaha
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We spent two weeks in Italy in August and this was our least favorite meal of the entire trip. Although the host was nice (her rude and condescending responses to some reviewers below, however, indicate otherwise) and attentive, the food was extremely bland and disappointing. Everything that we ate lacked in flavor and was difficult to finish. I'm a huge... More 

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VolpiinToscana, Direttore at Osteria Enoteca Sotto le Fonti, responded to this review

Dear, I really doubt that your review is an authentic and true one, and I will explain you why: When I personally has been so disappointed about the food, I would talk immediately to the waiter, so they can try to offer me some solution. When I am upset with a place, I won't wait half a year to write... More 

Siena, Italy
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

When my friends from Austria were in Siena, I want to show them, what is a typical tuscan restaurant. We went in the Osteria Enoteca Sotto le Fonti and it was all right for all of us.

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We ate in this restaurant the first knight we stayed in Siena. The location is outside the walls and was difficult to find. The owners Britta and Roberto are very accommodating. The food was fresh but not exceptional. This is a small restaurant with average pricey food.

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Napa, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My husband and I spent our honeymoon traveling around Italy. We visited Siena on day 10, and were dying to have that one special meal that we both agreed was perfection from the first bite to the last. Sotto le Fonti was our one perfect meal. We live the Napa valley and are spoiled with a plethora of incredible restaurants,... More 

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Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had a fabulous lunch at this very comfortable restaurant. All of us found our selections extremely well prepared. My wife still raves about the "best roast pork she ever tasted" and my sister-in-law thought she had the best pasta dish (a wild boar ragu sauce) on her trip. Britta and Ian made us all feel welcome and very much... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had a truly divine meal here during out last night in Siena! What a pity because had we stayed, we would definitely have gone again!!! Staff are really efficient and friendly especially with foreigners, trying their best to make use feel at home and at ease despite language barriers! Truly excellent wine options too. Will definitely recommend to anyone... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We visited this restaurant twice in a few months whilst our daughter was studying in Siena. It is well worth the walk away from the city centre to find it and enjoy great hospitality and wonderful food. It will be our first choice next time we visit Siena. (In particular we were able to book a table during the week... More 

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Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My girlfriend and I both thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Sotto le Fonti. After reading so many great reviews about the food and the great service offered by Britta and her husband I was a little anxious that it perhaps wouldn't live up to our expectations. I needn't have worried. Britta was so friendly and warm that it did feel... More 

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cicchi, Proprietario at Osteria Enoteca Sotto le Fonti, responded to this review

Dear Adam! Thank you so much for your review, it really made my day, specially the comments about us, my husband the Chef and me. We are working so hard every day, so we appreciate beautiful reviews as yours even more! Take care and hi to beautiful Ireland! Britta More 

Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were in Siena for 4 nights and we ate here our first night. The food was so good we came back again our last night too! Britta, who is German and speaks 4 languages, runs the front of the house and her husband, who is italian, is the chef. They have created a homey and comfortable place with amazing... More 

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cicchi, Proprietario at Osteria Enoteca Sotto le Fonti, responded to this review

And you have been beautiful guests! It was a pleasure knowing you! Happing anniversay again and I sincerely hope to see you agian! All the best, Britta More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

food was average for the area, and the service from the owner was good. Price was more than comparative restaurants with portion size comparatively less. however, the 1.5 euro cover charge AND 10% service charge left a bitter taste.

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cicchi, Proprietario at Osteria Enoteca Sotto le Fonti, responded to this review

Dear Sir! I am sorry you have been disapponted eating at my place, I remember you very well as we do not have many clients from Scotland and as you came in 20 minutes before opening time, the staff was still eating!....... Anyway, just to make clear for future clients: our prices are written clearly OUTSIDE and INSIDE the Restaurant... 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: 0577 226446

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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