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Ristorante San Desiderio

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Piazza L Bonelli, 2, 53100 Siena, Italy
0577 286091
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 140
    Excellent
  • 154
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great lunch

We only had lunch and it was very good. Loved the decor and the pictures of horses. The bread was delicious. Definately recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Janet_DFortSmithMT
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Fort Smith MT
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Fort Smith MT
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We only had lunch and it was very good. Loved the decor and the pictures of horses. The bread was delicious. Definately recommend.

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It was a very nice restaurant with good service and good food. The restaurant was not too touristic!

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We walked in Siena with my friend and became very hungry. Moreover a rain started. Occasionally we saw a very nice garden and this restaurant near it. And we came in. It it exeptional and very typical place. We were only guests in it. I immediately asked for malt of Lagavulin. And I was very surprised when waiter answered "No... More 

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Los Angeles
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had a wonderful meal here. I had one of the best fish I have ever had, covered in capers, olives, and tomatoes. The service was friendly and prompt, the atmosphere very pleasant in a historic building. It is located near the Cathedral in the heart of the Old City. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great romantic setting, we ate at a US dinner hour, so the restaurant was empty, but it started to fill up as we left. It's great setting and the food is delicious. Since porcini mushrooms were in season, we got two pasta dishes (one ravioli, one flat noodles) that were tasty. Glad I was sitting down otherwise would have made... More 

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Hale, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Our guide book recommended it and so pleased we found it! Lovely environment - great mixture of traditional with modern touches, particularly the lovely, evocative photographs of horses. The food is absolutely gorgeous - the seasonal truffle and porcini dishes were stunning and packed full of flavour. I have had quite a number of porcini dishes in Tuscany over the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Excellent food and wonderful staff,also probably the best risotto that I've ever tasted a really lovely place that we would have returned to had our stay been longer.

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17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Our preferred restaurant was closed due to kitchen failure and walked a few back streets till we found one that looked good. Set in an old church with friendly waitress, boss not sure about. Food was average and pricing okay.. As truffles were in season we chose dishes that included them. Vino good selection at good price.

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

we were disappointed with what we thought should have been a great meal. The house red was excellent and the ambience and waiting staff attentive and efficient . We felt rushed we had 3 course in 40 minutes. I wonder whether we chose badly but we are well travelled in italy and usually pick well. The veal liver was very... More 

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Denver, CO
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37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at the upscale atmosphere of the restaurant, once we walked in. There are a few outdoor tables that attracted us, but it was a misty day. So inside we went. The service was impeccable, the food excellent, the local wine the best.Skip the sandwich bars and treat yourself to a lovely lunch, in the shadow of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza L Bonelli, 2, 53100 Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: 0577 286091

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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