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.
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