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Ristorante San Desiderio

Piazza L Bonelli, 2, 53100 Siena, Italy
0577 286091
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Ranked #57 of 440 Restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Golden, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We just stumbled into this restaurant after touring the Duomo. Admit idly, I love horses, which is the center of the decor, and it was during a mushroom festival, which are one of my favorite foods, but I loved this place. I ordered a gluten-free mushroom pasta which was fabulous!

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Dorset, U.K.
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290 reviews 290 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Recommended by our guide and we arrived as it opened-- thereby getting a nice table in the shade outside- there are only about 6. Good menu and wines and located within easy reach of the Cathedral and Main square. Good English speakers and very relaxing atmosphere. Well recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Very nice venue, cozy and romantic. The staff was exceptional, especially Elena who had great food recommendations. The Eggplant parmigiana starter was the best we ever had in Italy!...to die for...melting in your mouth with remarkable flavours!

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

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