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Ristorante Il Canto

Strada di Certosa 82, 53100 Siena, Italy
+39 0577 288182
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Ranked #272 of 442 Restaurants in Siena
Price range: $108 - $176
Cuisines: International
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Description: To talk about the restaurant "Il Canto" it may not be done without reawaken memories of past sensory experiences, of deep emotions blended by perfumes, tastes and colors. "Il Canto" (the Chant), it is a real hymn to life where expectations and unknown may create a certain apprehension, but once the journey begins a world of itself opens to your heart, to your feelings as everything becomes pleasure and joy to finally turn out into a great sense of respect for a Chef that rightly in many consider today the most courageous of Italy; a mix of art and purity.

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

And when I say experimental, I don't mean crazy over the top modernist, but a subtle touch of modernist with delicate flavors. One of the best meals I had in Italy. We detoured and stayed a couple nights at Certosa di Maggiano specifically to eat here, and am glad we made the decision. Service was impeccable even though we were... More 

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ACG187902, General Manager at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, many thanks for your kind review. I really appreciate your balanced description about the Property and your experience at the Restaurant Il Canto. I look forward to welcoming you again at the Certosa di Maggiano and in the magical city of Siena ! With my best regards, Anna Claudia Grossi More 

London,England
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184 reviews 184 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Il Canto is housed in a former monastery and is part of the Certosa di Maggiano hotel located about ten minutes from the centre of Siena. The restaurant is small and elegant, with only four tables in the main room, and as we were there at the very beginning on the season (the rest is closed in the winter and... More 

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ACG187902, Owner at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this review

Dear Sir, First of all THANK YOU for your nice words! We are very happy you had a great time at our Restaurant and that you liked so much your dinner! We always work to make it happen and as we know we did it we cannot be more happy! Thank you again! We cannot wait to have you here... More 

Paris, France
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195 reviews 195 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

if you want to please your wife or your maitress you should take her in this restaurant outside of the City of Siena ina former monestary. Piece and love. no noise, nice environnement and piecefull place. outside of the activity of the City center. Drinks in the garden and dinner in the courtyard. wonderful site and so piecefull. we took... More 

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ACG187902, Owner at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this review

From all of us heartfelt thanks! Anna Claudia Grossi More 

Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I were referred by a friend and Italian restaurant owner. Though we were a bit apprehensive due to other Trip Advisor reviews, we were quickly put at ease. Upon entering the fabulous hotel/restaurant, we were greeted by name. We were then escorted by black tie waiters and staff to the gardens for a glass of champagne and... More 

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ACG187902, Owner at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this review

Thank you very much !!! it is wonderful to know that we left a good memory,I really hope to see you soon! With my best regards Anna Claudia Grossi More 

Knokke, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had a delightful dinner in the cloisters of the certosa. The food was very nice, though not amazingly so. The surroundings, though, are spectacular. There were two slight drawbacks: (i) the tasting menu, which would supposedly be evidence for the chef's creativity' in fact came down to the chef's own selection from the a la carte menu. Since price... More 

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ACG187902, General Manager at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this review

Dear Madame, We are really sorry by your disappointment.Surely the waiter was wrong to serve the wine without specifying anything but it is also true that in the menu is written clearly that there is the opportunity to accompany the tasting menu with a tasting of three glasses of wine. Our aim is to please our customers not to create... More 

Muscat, Oman
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

We discovered both the hotel and Il Canto during our drive through Italy. We were blown away by the creative food, superb location and the attentive service. This place was our favourite destination. Can still taste the food.

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ACG187902, General Manager at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this review

Dear Guest , many thanks for the time you decided to dedicate to us writing this amazing review. The Staff and me we are very proud about your kind words, a strong message to enforce us to do always better and offer the guests a truly unique experience out of the time. But the final phrase "Can still taste the... More 

Tokyo
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The worst restaurant I ever visited. My wife, daughter and I had the terrible dinner at Il Canto. The first dish was Seaweed salad, but actually it contains only small amounts of very bitty vegetables, and some slices of Nori, that were the only seaweed. Vert small amount of Wasabi was amounted on the salada plate, but the Wasabi was... More 

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ACG187902, Proprietario at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this review

Dear Sir, reading at your post , it's very clear that you and your family didn't like Chef Paolo Lopriore's cuisine , which I can't discuss and I totally accept as taste it's something very personal and not everybody can love the same type of cuisine or a certain cuisine. However , reading at your comments there is some points... More 

Dublin
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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Il Canto, ' the song', is the culinary gem in Siena, set in a Tuscan Manor House with a vast garden, having your lunch in a cloisters courtyard send you back in time, or dinner in the manor house hall, something you need to experience in one lifetime. Go for the tasting menu, let Chef Pablo wake up your taste... More 

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ACG187902, General Manager at Ristorante Il Canto, responded to this review

Dear Guest, many thanks for your kind review. You confirm us that frequently the first impression can be changed in a bit just introducing the Guests in the special atmosphere and experience of our Restaurant Il Canto. At the pleasure to welcome you back, many thanks! Anna Claudia Grossi More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

My wife and I have been spending 10 days in Italy every year for the last 15 years and focus on great food. This was the most disappointing meal we have ever had in Italy. We should have gone to Autogrill! We walked into the main entrance of the hotel and were stopped by the hotel manager and told to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

My partner and I were really excited about visiting Il Canto, and drove several hours across Tuscany to eat here after reading wonderful things about it. The setting is pretty if a little stiff given the small number of tables available, but we were primarily there for the food so these things tend not to bother us so much as... More 

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Additional Information about Ristorante Il Canto

Address: Strada di Certosa 82, 53100 Siena, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0577 288182
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
Average Prices: USD 108 - 176
Cuisine: International

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