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Ristorante San Desiderio

Piazza L Bonelli, 2, 53100 Siena, Italy
0577 286091
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Ranked #60 of 438 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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284 reviews 284 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went here on the advice of our hotel, with some trepidation after a bad experience in Florence where we were badly advised, but this place was tremendous. Service was good and the staff were very helpful. Our starters of bean, prawn and avocado salad and tagliatelle with fresh vegetables were excellent but the pistachio encrusted tuna was the star... More

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Xiamen, China
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A summer storm prevented us from leaving Siena, we entered this restaurant to shelter. I was not expecting much as it does not look very attractive from the outside. Inside WOW! Great decoration, impeccable table setting and great prices. I'd here the biggest fiorentina of my trip and perfectly cooked as well.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The food was not bad but not amazing either. For the cost I would have expected a little better. Nice venue.

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