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La Taverna del Capitano

Via del Capitano 6/8, Siena, Italy
0577-288 094
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Ranked #78 of 450 restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is quite easily one of the best Italian restaurants at which I have ever eaten. I have spent quite a bit of time in Italy (and at various cities—Milano, Roma, Napoli, Pisa, etc.). The food is absolutely fantastic. The Tuscan soup, rigatoni with sausage, gnocci to name a few items. The molten lava chocolate cake is great. The Aurelia... More

Greenville, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The restaurant is very near the Duomo area, and the prices don't show it. Great hours, and by the afternoon rush, this restaurant was slammed with locals. The food was fresh, delicious, and well-portioned for the price. Lots of families and couples, an outdoor seating area, and air conditioning inside. The only negative was the House Wine. Not a very... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My partner and I visited this restaurant on a whim and both thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the service. I had the gnocchi and it was so delicious I had to return! It really was the best gnocchi I have ever eaten! My husband also enjoyed his meal and was happy to return for another meal during our stay in... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We arrived late for a reservation that had been made by a local at this restaurant. He had highly recommended it. He was right. The food was excellent and the service was great and gracious despite our late arrival. I would say that this restaurant is a "must do" in Siena.

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We ate here by recommendation of the hotel as we wanted somewhere close. This was a great choice. Be warned it is not a bar nor does it have a toilet (next door) but if you are truly out for dinner and maybe a bottle of wine, this is a place to have on your list. Food very fresh, well... More

Tifton, GA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were initially disappointed that we could not have an outside table at this restaurant, but in the end we found the inside seating so comfortable and calming. The service was impeccable in every way - not overly friendly but personable. We had excellent wine with a fresh green salad and a risotto dish. This was one of the best... More

Rome, Italy
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301 reviews 301 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This isn't a "tourist trap," as a previous reviewer claims. I have had the pleasure of eating at Taverna del Capitano twice for lunch with groups of friends and colleagues: once in the autumn of 2013 and recently in May 2014. On both occasions, service was attentive and competent, the food was tasty, and the quality of ingredients high. Portions... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This restaurant is located a few hundred feet from the Duomo. The walls were covered in photos and mementos from the Palio. The emblem of the local contrade, Aquila, is found throughout the place. The local ambiance was indicative of place that served authentic Sienese cuisine. The food was excellent. We started with a delicious pici cacio e pepe. The... More

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Ate there on the recommendation of the hotel. Friendly service, and good food. Nothing 'uneasy' about it (see earlier review). If you do not want to pay a cover charge (coperta) and get the bread as per all Italian restaurants, then don't go!

Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Food is very good, especially, the antipasti!! Nice decoration, friendly staff. They do two servings per evening, so if you want to eat early and have enough time to enjoy you meal, be there before 20h, because the next round starts at 21h30.

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