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Osteria Nonna Gina

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Via Pian dei Mantellini, 53100 Siena, Italy
0577 287247
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
World's best gnocchi!

We came here 3 years ago and returned with our family in April. Staff are delightful and service was good. The meat platter was lovely and everyone who had the gnocchi said it was the best ever! Recipe is a secret... The carbonara was a bit disappointing though. Lovely meal ended with complimentary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Sally C
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We came here 3 years ago and returned with our family in April. Staff are delightful and service was good. The meat platter was lovely and everyone who had the gnocchi said it was the best ever! Recipe is a secret... The carbonara was a bit disappointing though. Lovely meal ended with complimentary Grappa or Amaretto. A special place!

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London
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This restaurant has won Routard prizes for many years and it looks so unassuming from the outside. Very close to Palazzo Rivizza, we popped along our first night and were treated to some culinary delights. We wanted vegetarian food and we each had a different menu option. The waiting staff speak little English, but this is not a problem as... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Conveniently close to our hotel, Palazzo Ravizza. Very good food and service. Pretty casual and didn't need reservations 03/15. Nothing exceptional but above average.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great restaurant recommended by our hotel - friendly to families. Offered nice local food with modest price. Complimentary local drinks to finish. We had a good time.

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Athens, Greece
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30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This osteria in Siena is very pretty, with its checked tableclothes and its local, traditional air. Food was great, I had the Cacio e Pepe pici which was very tasty. House wine not so good, but complimentary limoncello and walnut liquer at the end of the meal was a plus. The pictures of the actual Nonna Ginna on the wall... More 

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Milan, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were here for Sunday lunch, and it's clear that this is a place with a lot of regulars who get treated like family (or ARE family, we were sitting next to the owners' daughter and granddaughter). The nice thing is that they extend that level of friendliness even to random tourists! The food is rustic, with delicious homemade pastas... More 

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Rome, Italy
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Several reviews used the word safe. This fits as this seems to be a very good, but not spectacular restaurant. We went on a Tuesday in January so there was no crowd at all, only a couple of other tables. We started with the bruschetta which was good. I had the Pico Dado (think spaghetti, but thicker with a meat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My family and I had just arrived in Siena and were suggested to have lunch at Nonna Gina. Just around the corner from our hotel, the Athena, this adorable restaurant is cozy and authentic! We ordered the gnocchi (with the special sauce) and the pasta with tomatoes and garlic. I must say, we were incredibly impressed. The pasta was so... More 

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Restaurant was suggested by Hotel Athena, which is just round the corner. We ate here twice in the evening. Full of locals, we were surrounded by lively chat from the owner. Food great tho menu handwritten so a bit difficult to read! Everyone got complimentary liqueurs at the end of the meal - a lovely touch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A perfect spot for a great lunch, easy walk from the hotel Athens (whose staff had suggested it). Fresh delicious pasta, and family friendliness.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Pian dei Mantellini, 53100 Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: 0577 287247

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children

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