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Ristorante San Desiderio

Piazza L Bonelli, 2, 53100 Siena, Italy
0577 286091
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Ranked #65 of 448 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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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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100 reviews 100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Really good food, typical tuscany food well prepared. The restaurant is lovely and the service is amazing.

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San Ramon, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Our landlady recommended this restaurant when we first arrived in Siena. We had no reservations, but were seated easily inside (only a few outdoor tables) around 8 pm. It's an old building that has been beautifully updated. It even had a great sound system and we enjoyed the music with dinner. We loved the house wine, octopus carpaccio, squash blossoms,... More

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We went here based on a recommendation from our hotel. We had a great meal, one of the best we had during our two-week trip. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. In fact, our interactions with the owners and servers is what made the meal so memorable. The food and wine recommendations from our servers were spot on.... More

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Elburn, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Our hotel recommended this restaurant to us. They explained many locals eat here. This was what we wanted. We want to avoid touristy restaurants and eat local. We arrived around 7pm. The place was not very busy at all but towards 8pm the business was picking up a lot. The hostess/bartender and waiters were all very kind and attentive. We... More

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Just stumbled on this restaurant about a block down hill from the back of the Cathedral. The dining room is large with a high beamed ceiling. Found out later that the building is a deconsecrated Romanesque church. The food was excellent. Our meal included a bean soup, pork plate appetizer, pinci al pomodoro and a tagliettele with favas. The house... More

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We accidentally found this restaurant while visiting Siena and what a pleasent experience. Several tables were reserved and clearly many guests were familiar with the staff who were very kind and helpful. They recommended a.o. a tuna main course which was stunning with its almond and pistacio crust and tender meat. Appetizer and primo dish was excellent too. We would... More

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