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Dolceforte

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via Calzoleria 12, 53100 Siena, Italy
0577.282.526
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A lovely evening

Food with unexpected and imaginative twists and exceptionally friendly staff made for an excellent evening. Desserts were especially good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
John T
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Food with unexpected and imaginative twists and exceptionally friendly staff made for an excellent evening. Desserts were especially good.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

After SAMPLING SEVERAL VERY GOOD TRADITIONAL TUSCANY RESTURANTS THIS WAS A BIT DIFFERENT. AUTHENTIC BUT WITH a CONTEMPORARY TWIST. ONE OF US IS VEGETARIAN WHICH CAN BE A CHALLENGE IN TUSCANY BUT THERE WERE SOME EXELLENT OPTIONS. THE CROSTINI WITH CAVELLO NERO WAS delicious as was the artichoke pie. The gorgonzola and saffron pasta with red peppercorns was delicate and... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

One of our best meals in Italy over the past 3 weeks. This restaurant was recommended to us by our host of our B&B. A different take on everything which we found to be refreshing. Whole wheat past with zucchini, fresh cod in potato sauce, artichoke pie …. And lastly the tiramisu was the best we ever had. A must... More 

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Siena, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This restaurant has been through a bit of a transformation and has evolved from serving classic Italian plates to serving the old classic with a spin of sophistication. I have been there several time and the food was always excellent and the staff very observant, knowledgeable and entertaining. The only critical point I would raise is the quantity of the... More 

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Beverley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We found this place on the recommendation of a taxi driver. Well, they do know the best places for their nights off! It's a bit off the beaten track, but definitely worth seeking out. Our table of four all had different starters and mains, yet every plate was declared delicious and one of the best finds on our trip to... More 

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Twello, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

For a romantic dinner with my girlfriend I booked a table at Dolceforte. The interior of the restaurant is very nice and has an elegant, yet cozy and slightly romantic feel. The perfect place for a dinner with my girlfriend. The menu is great, a good selection of various dishes and for a good price. The food was great and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had the zucchini pie and prosciutto e melon for our appetizers which was a lovely start to our lunch. This followed with pici with garlic and tomato and ravioli with beef ragu. Great meal, lovely service and funky decor. Pasta was cooked to perfection and the balsamic vinegar & olio was a great condiment. Definitely a favorite.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

we ate here in the evening, no booking. Food well cooked standard Tuscan fare. The restaurant sells home made beer which is a plus if you enjoy trying different beers. Outside seating in a street which was not too busy and noisy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is one of the best meals I've had in Italy in the 7 weeks I've been here. There isn't a bad thing on the menu. We got bruschetta and a salmon and mango salad the first day. For meals we got the meat ravioli and pici (thick noodles in a tomato garlic sauce). Both are highly recommended. Plus they... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Good food. This is a good place to go if you don't want to pay tourist prices out at the Piazza del Campo. They do not speak English so don't speak louder, just try to point and use your broken Italian.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via Calzoleria 12, 53100 Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: 0577.282.526

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business

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