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Grotta di Santa Caterina

Via della Galluzza 26, 53100 Siena, Italy
0577282208
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Ranked #36 of 446 restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $64
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

After reading about this restaurant in the Trotter Tuscany we went looking for it after visiting the weekly market on La Nilla. It was too early to have lunch already so we decided to walk around a bit more and eat somewhere else. Luckily we felt that the quiet street was appealing enough to go back again and we were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The food here is fairly simple and straightforward. The boar stew was amazing, and the tiramisu was excellent, not too sweet. I did not care for the other dessert, something with a bland soft cheese and fruit jam. The potatoes and the spinach were OK. Beware the 3-pepper steak is served extremely rare and is a bit chewy, with little... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This restaurant serves very good traditional Italian food. It is housed in a beautiful converted wine cellar. The prices are reasonable, which is always a surprise in a tourist-centered town.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The food is okay, but if you must eat here, try to avoid the waiter with the "red lips" tattoo on his neck. He's rude and sarcastic. He makes you feel like you're a bother and doing the restaurant a favor by eating there.

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miami beach
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Ristorante Grotta di Santa Caterina is a stellar spot run by a wonderful father and son team. The son, Francesco, manages this charming restaurant that is rich with culinary and equestrian history. Chef Bagoga was a famous jockey that decided after his retirement to cook professionally and has become an award winning chef. This delicious little restaurant is under an... More

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Hartland, Mi
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Grotta di Santa Caterina is the first place we ate dinner on our stay in Siena, and they set the bar pretty high. It's not they're overly fancy (it's casual), or that they're overly expensive (it's not at all), the food is fantastic and the service superb! The menu is has many authentic Tuscan dishes. The one's we tried, "Coniglio... More

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anytown, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This was our favorite restaurant during our Italian vacation. The food was superb and the decor and ambiance was first rate. My wife is gluten intolerant and the chef went out of his way to make her a most delicious meal. He was very familiar with this dietary need. The quality of the food was very high and the ingredients... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We have eaten at Santa Caterina every time we visit Siena and it never disappoints. The food is always amazing...some of the best pici in Siena. Don't miss it, but it does get very busy. A testament to Bagoga that there are so many people from Siena who eat there. This is not your usual tourist place and you may... More

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Modena, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Small restaurant in a side street of central Sienna where locals mix with tourists for sampling the flavors of tradition. The food is well prepared and the menu reflects pure Tuscan dishes. Due to its limited size it fills up easily. Good value for money.

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Tucked away local 'cellar' restaurant with great local atmosphere. Dont be put off by the very low key frontage. You'll almost miss it! This is a secret place that only those in the know will visit! Very good quality Tuscan ingredients and cuisine make up a very traditional menu. Very nice deserts with desert wine included! Good wine selection at... More

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