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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 170
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  • 192
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exceeded expectations!

After buying tickets for the Cathedral ( a must ) we popped in to this restaurant for some food. tucked in to the wall just behind the cathedral booking office this was easy to get to. We were hair looking for a place to feed the 9 of us, and we had a small ten minute wait then were sat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Dave V
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The horrible waiter treated us with real violence! He almost hit my grandmother because she said that he was behaving really mean in the dinner time. The food was normal, not amazing and they where behaving in the worst way. Horrible way to start our day in sienna I hope no one ever go to that place with this Massimo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had a wonderful evening meal here with our kids of 6 and 8. The restaurant is located in a very nice old church building and seems to be visited by locals as much as tourists. The food is good, especially considering the reasonable prices, and service was very friendly. The antipasti (a fish carpaccio and zucchini involtini) were great,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

After buying tickets for the Cathedral ( a must ) we popped in to this restaurant for some food. tucked in to the wall just behind the cathedral booking office this was easy to get to. We were hair looking for a place to feed the 9 of us, and we had a small ten minute wait then were sat... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We sat outside and ordered drinks which the waitress brought us. It was only a few moments later that she asked what food we would like to which we replied " we did not want any". She then announced that that was not allowed and that we had to order food. Why had she not mentioned this BEFORE we had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We sat down and ordered some drinks, which were then brought to us. It was only after this that they stated that we had to order food. At this point the place was very quiet, so tables weren't exactly at a premium. Not wishing to cause a scene we ordered a plate of chips, which we had with our drinks... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

as said, the food was excellent, but if you don't speak Italian, the waiter seems to not appreciate too much and the service gets bad. long waiting times, just "no" when you asks for a beer etc. i recommend you find another place as there are many around.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The place seems cool, well decorated and the menu looked OK. However, we did not stay because we went with children and the staff looked at them unfriendly saying us there was no room when in fact there was

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We walked in here after a long hot busy day of sightseeing. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. We were a group of 10 and there was one other table that I assumed were locals as the staff all knew them. (generally a good sign if the locals choose to eat here). I shared the tuscan starter which was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Stumbled across this place after getting our tickets to the Duomo and deciding to have a bite to eat prior entering the Duomo. We were more than impressed with the whole occasion. We were a group of nine, but got a table in ten minutes. Service was attentive and efficient, the food was delicious, drinks were reasonable (Negroni's at 4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We ate here at the recommendation of a shopkeeper in Siena. We loved that it was off the beaten path and felt less tourist-y. We were warmly greeted upon arrival. Service was efficient and friendly. The bruschetta was delicious, as was the grilled salmon. Both indoor and outdoor seating are available, and the restaurant is very spacious. Another bonus is... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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