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“Really good place for excellent food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Taverna di San Giuseppe

La Taverna di San Giuseppe
Via Giovanni Dupre 132, 53100 Siena, Italy
+39 0577 42286
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Ranked #1 of 446 restaurants in Siena
Price range: $36 - $71
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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“Really good place for excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Short walk from the piazza del Campo, but popular with locals as well as tourists. Excellent food and house wine, nice atmosphere. Not over priced. Would definitely revisit.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Our best dinner in Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

On a recent trip to Italy we found our way to Siena and where pointed to this resturant. The ambiance was fantastic and the sevice and food even better! The Ricotta and soinach with the fresh truffles is a must!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“My favourite restaurant in Siena!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I first ate at Taverna San Giuseppe in Siena in 1999 or 2000, when it had just been open a few years. I used to go to Siena often for work (tough gig, right?) and went there for dinner every time I went. I have since travelled back to this magnificent city many times as a visitor, and in large part that is to be able to dine at this wonderful restaurant.
The place was hoping, which makes me happy that the owners, Marco and Loriella have been rewarded for their vision. We had a typically wonderful meal, home-style Sienese cuisine with a few small appreciable twists of individual interpretations. A couple of the waiters were the same ones that had been there for nearly 15 years, and everyone remembered me and gave excellent service, but not overly solicitous Professional, competent, and friendly. They treated everyone the same. Busy but fun. No one in the place seemed to be unhappy and everyone seemed to be enjoying their meal as much as we did. Make it a ppoint to ask if you can go see their cellar (cantina), an incredible tuffa chamber over a thousand years old, complete with a cross carved ito the walls. Between the walls is a selection of wine and cheese that would make you wish you were locked up in there for a week!
A wonderful place, that never disappoints. Siena is full of great places to dine, but this one is special to me.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Best food and service in Italy!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

More than 3 weeks in Italy, and this was truly a gem, and by far the best food, at the best price. We went twice, because once was just not enough.
The servers were amazing...the 2nd night we came, 2 of the waiters had Canada pins on to welcome us back!!
Tuscan cuisine at its finest. Veal spleen/ tuscan pate on polenta does not sound good...but we ordered it twice!!! And wild boar sauces, and wonderful risottos....
The staff were over the top in service...delivering a complimentary appetizer because they thought we might enjoy it!! The next night, while eating a delightful pasta with morel mushrooms, the waiter came out with a huge frying pan of morel mushrooms, and spooned more on to my plate. Because he saw how much I was enjoying the morels!! That is attention to the customer.
I am totally in love with this restaurant!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“gimmicks, but cooking skill is lacking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Very popular restaurant. Customers lured in by gimmicks, but served at best indifferent food. Twist added to traditional recipes, not leading to improvement, but the opposite. Examples are crostini served on squares of polenta, an amuse bouche of cauliflower soup, a raw onion served next to the ribollita, wine poured through a funnel into the glass etc. Only plus is the interior of the restaurant which look nice in a rustic style.

J Fisher

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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