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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

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  • 149
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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    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
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
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Goiania, GO
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

we arribe at 22h, the restaurant closed 22:30, we asked if we could come in and the response was positive. the h started there, we were extremely poorly attended by the manager or hostess i don't know what thay Guy is, and he start to complain for us to order faster... He start to make ugly faces, and when i... More 

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Fort Smith MT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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