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La Taverna del Capitano

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Via del Capitano 6/8, 53100 Siena, Italy
+39 0577 288094
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • 177
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    Very good
  • 47
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not the very best, but a lot of fun

We had a good but not great, but thoroughly enjoyable meal here. Our primi were delicious and homemade. For a second course we split the Fiorentina beefsteak. While it's normal for it to be quite rare, this version was so blue that it was actually cold in the center, which I found a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Monica I
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Milan, Italy
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Family run restaurant that was full of Italians. Didn't book and got put on the end of a large table with another group at the other end. Lively atmosphere and great food / wine and decent value to boot.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It was late and we ended there by accident, but it was one of the best accidents ever. The restaurant was full of Italians, which was a good sign. Service was very efficient and the food was excellent. We started with some pasta, penne with stracchino cheese and sausage (awesome) and continued with lamb chops, a veal steak with some... More 

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Milan, Italy
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9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had a good but not great, but thoroughly enjoyable meal here. Our primi were delicious and homemade. For a second course we split the Fiorentina beefsteak. While it's normal for it to be quite rare, this version was so blue that it was actually cold in the center, which I found a little unpleasant. But the real highlight of... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Cute family restaurant, nice local menu, the owner and his son can sleek English, we have been there twice. Meat dishes could be a little better, but everything elce we tried was very good.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Superb food, friendly service and very reasonably priced. Location is excellent as near the Duomo, three of us had lunch there (no reservation, but they were very kind to accommodate us as place was busy....we ended up sharing a large table with a local family). Highly recommend the pappardelle with rabbit ragu if available. Very nice wine too. Been there... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Nice place, nice staff, great wines cards and good advices on the italian one. Need to make a reservation

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

La Taverna del Capitano was recommended by our hotel. Our hotel made reservations for us, and although the restaurant was fairly empty at our 19:30 reservation, by 20:00 it was full with people waiting to be seated. Easy to find, the restaurant is about 500 feet from the Duomo. The restaurant maintains a wonderful ambiance including a vaulted ceiling with... More 

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Sydney
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We chose this restaurant according to review in travel book for budget and Sienese food. Conveniently located near Duomo and good atmosphere inside. I chose the daily menu of gnocchi with rabbit which was good. However, was not impressed with the pile of tripe on my plate as my main. Totally unappealing to the eye. This dish really did require... More 

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Denville, New Jersey
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185 restaurant reviews
727 helpful votes 727 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It was recommended by the hotel. We asked for a casual place, with good food, where locals would eat. We wanted a place with outside seating and there were few tables pushed so close together that once you sat down on the inside you were closed in. It did not look great, but there were people already sitting there, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

La Taverna del Capitano. Staying in the former pig sty in HPB’s Stigliano palazzo, we took the Siena walking tour with a charming and knowledgeable guide called Martina, of My Tour, who took us and explained all that was worth knowing about this beautiful city, She completed our tour inside the duomo and told us much about the stunning marble-work... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via del Capitano 6/8, 53100 Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 288094

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?