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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
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Went there to get some lunch with friends. The restaurant had a nice buzz several locals having lunch. We did enjoy the food as well as the house wine. Service of the waiters was pleasant and the value for money is excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Rene S
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Ijmuiden, The Netherlands
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Ijmuiden, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Went there to get some lunch with friends. The restaurant had a nice buzz several locals having lunch. We did enjoy the food as well as the house wine. Service of the waiters was pleasant and the value for money is excellent.

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Roswell, Georgia
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We discovered this on our own, walking and getting acquainted with Siena on a one-day trip while in Tuscany. We ate outside - which was neat with the sloping, cobblestone streets and great people watching. We shared some soup, antipasto and a small pasta plate for lunch. You can tell when you're in a good restaurant, as nearly the entire... More 

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Perth
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

After 15 mins someone finally came to take our order. It was another 30 mins before our food (only one main + a drink each) arrived. Then another 15 after we finished before we were able to get the bill. Delicious food though, just not a quick meal. Good value compared to other places in the area.

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We chanced upon this restaurant and I'm very glad we did. The service was superb both the hosts were keeping the whole restaurant satisfied and the food was fantastic I'll definitely visit again when I'm lucky enough to get back to Siena

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Thank Paul C
Siena, Toscana, Italy
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

An amazing work lunch, delicious antipasti, mushroom soup, pasta with ragu, and very nice house wine. The interior space is very nice with high ceilings and historic brick walls but also large windows so it is both cozy and spacious.

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Marble Falls, Texas
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is a beautiful old restaurant a block off of the Piazza del Campo. The food and service were both excellent.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We found this place by accident looking for lunch after seeing the Duomo. Later we realized that it was already on the list of recommended restaurants from our host Agriturismo. We ate outside in the little square... there were flowers in the windows of the nearby apartments and flags of the local Contrade hanging and swaying in the wind... it... More 

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Montreal
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Beautifully decorated and with a very interesting menu - and the food was very good. Sadly though, the level of service did not match the quality of the food. If you are happy sitting with empty plates for 20 minutes after you finish this is ok, and they forget the wine (this is Italy !!) but not for me -... More 

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Thank Welltravelled05
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

After wondering around in the small streets of Siena we found this restaurant. It looked really nice and my wife and I decided to give it a try. The staff was very friendly and the food and the wine were good. We ordered tagliatta and ravioli which tasted both really good. For the kids they made pasta pomodorre.

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Thank Jessedevries
Kayseri, Turkey
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65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

it's like a heaven! If you like Toscana food, do not miss this restaurant to visit! It's highly recommended!

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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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children

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