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L'Osteria

Via de' Rossi, 79/81, Siena, Italy
0577 287 592
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Ranked #64 of 446 restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Our favourite restaurant in Tuscany. Nothing beats the truffle tagliatelle and beff stew. Family run service. It has a lovely buzz. We have been back many times to the restaurant and would definitely recommend it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were in Siena for a day trip. The restaurant was highly recommended by Lonely Planet. The food was ok, but the waitress was unfriendly, additionally, she has no clue about the restaurant day special, I asked her what does alla livornese mean, she told me it was fried (!!!!)

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Townsville, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The food I had was very good- veal stew in Chianti but it came with nothing else so I simply had meat in sauce for dinner. In this instance I believe the waiter should recommend a side dish if they know that the dish contains nothing else. My partner had pasta with gorgonzola which he says was 'just good'. Dissapointingly... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

From an Italian point of view I can't recommend this place, service was slow, the food good but nothing incredible - the waitress was nice but not really professional - full restaurant with only her serving the whole place. In the end the bill was kind of expensive for what we ate and the owner didn't even ask how was... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Found this on Tripadvisor and attracted by the comments that it was local cuisine and inexpensive together with good reviews it sounded like just the sort of place we like. Generally we found it so, the food was very good however, the service was verging on the unfriendly. A pity – perhaps the waiter was having a bad day!

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Wicklow, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Pasta with white truffles very good. Also antipasto meat starter. Just to say, the first photo here (inside with tables) is not L'Osteria. L'osteria is a smallish restaurant with wooden interior.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant based on reviews read here. The place is small, that's ok, but everything else was bad. Service was very bad, the waiter was plain uninterested, could pass a course in being nice to customers. The food was nothing special, my grilled beef steak was dry on one end and raw on the other, side dish was completely... More

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Victoria
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322 reviews 322 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This is a small, modest environment, somewhat away from the madding crowd, The food was delicious with the pici pasta a particularly treat. A tasty lunch was had by all.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We were trying to find a restaurant for our major meal of the day, but away from the tourists. My wife (who speaks passable Italian) asked a woman who was outside her home and she made the recommendation. I am giving this restaurant a 5 star rating because I had the most magnificent plate of tagliatelle tartufo bianco - pasta... More

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Zwevegem, Belgium
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31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Went back with a friend this time, we ordered the gorgonzola bruscetta with truffle an aside we asked for some lardo di colonnato...stunning, as we were silent we enjoyed our meal! The pici al cinghuale was again a hit, this is why I go back over and over again, my friend agreed!

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