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“Great local eatery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cantina Senese

Cantina Senese
Borgo dei Cappuccini 95, Livorno, Italy
+39 0586890239
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Ranked #86 of 427 Restaurants in Livorno
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
London, England
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“Great local eatery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel, the NH Grand Hotel Palazzo. At first we weren't sure what to make of it, feeling that maybe it was a locals only sort of place. But they were very friendly and sat us down near the back of the restaurant.

We weren't given a menu, rather the options for the evening, which was fine with us. The choice of wine is fantastic. Tell him how much you want to spend and he'll pull out a lovely Tuscan wine to suit you budget/choice. The meal was reasonably priced, full of locals and felt very authentic. Much better than staying in a hotel with no atmosphere. All in all I would recommend this place, it's not fancy, a bit rough round the edges but for charm and the real experience I would give it a go. Enjoy!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Paleo cab franc”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Best wine on one place for best price with great food.So many wines for very good price from Paleo,Tignanello,Ornellaia,Solaia..and Paleo is the best with prosciutto
Have to try

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Busy restaurant, full of "buzz" serving great seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We really enjoyed our experience at Cantina Senese with our very good Livornese friends. They eat here regularly and it's easy to see why. They serve only the freshest fish and seafood in a great atmosphere but with "no frills". Prices are reasonable. We went on a Monday night and it was absolutely heaving with people, when we left there was a queue outside. We would definitely love to return.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Worthwhile for the price - avoid the desserts unless necessary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

The menu is fish/seafood based, in line with this restaurant being in the port city of Livorno. It is typical osteria style local food - nothing more and nothing less. However for the price of EUR20 per person it is worthwhile and being full of locals (all packed in together) it must be a good alternative relative to other restaurants in Livorno. Unfortunately desserts are mediocre.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Cantina Senese - A Must Try Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

Cantina Senese is the most authentic traditional seafood restaurant in Tuscany. I will have to admit there is not much to see in Livorno but this restaurant is worth coming to. This is primarily local restaurant with no-frills. However great value and I was lucky to have lunch on Friday, the only day you can order Cacciucco di Pesce - fish soup on garlic bread. The dish is not like the french version, since it has little soup as the garlic bread soaks up the juices. Pasta dishes we ordered were all delicious.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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