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“Educated, Formal, Brilliant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Enoteca i Terzi

Enoteca i Terzi
via dei Termini 7, 53100 Siena, Italy
+39 0 577 44329
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Ranked #75 of 452 restaurants in Siena
Price range: $15 - $20
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Colorado
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Educated, Formal, Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Let me say this up front - check your tourist attitude before deciding this is the evening, and the venue, for you. If you've got white sneakers on save yourself some embarrassment and go somewhere else. If you get a reservation you have your table for the evening and you should savor every moment. One of the best restaurants we've been to in Italy. Extensive, well balanced, and deep wine list that is very affordable. GO BIG and lean on the staff for suggestions; we had a 2008 Putruccino at their urging - 65% Sangiovese, 20% Cab Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and considered the smaller brother to the the estate's Petrucci. It was a gorgeous red, fleshy and supple, that opened after 45 minutes as a perfect counter point to the Fiorentino beef we had as a secundi.
It is okay to order and split courses and we have come to this so that we can have a full, four course meal. The pacing is Italian, our meal was 2.5 hours of gracious service and food. My opener, following an amazing, shared artisan cheese appetizer was a black kale and white bean soup, superb. The secundi/second course was beef, more on that later, and the evening closed by a caramel flan and digestif that could have been a signature dish at lesser restaurants.

Regarding the beef, it is carved from local Chianina beef and it is a treat. If you are a fan of Morton's, Ruth's Chris, Capital Grill you will enjoy it. We are spoiled and regularly get what we consider as the finest beef in the world - Callicrate Beef out of Colorado, produced by Mike Callicrate, so this wasn't so special for us. That shouldn't subtract from this though, we are a bit jaded. Really, if you have one night while in Italy to go for sensational food with wine, or like us, one of many, because we travel to eat, go here, go out of the way to go here. Dress appropriately, be respectful, have a great night. Highly regarded.

Visited November 2013
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Bozeman, Montana
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210 reviews 210 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“Excellent food and wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My wife and I had a memorable dinner and Enoteca i Terzi while we were staying in Siena. The enoteca is located very close to Piazza del Campo and has the charm of the old buildings of the area. We were warmly greeted when we arrived and throughout the evening the service was attentive but not intrusive. The menu included a nice selection of regional cuisine. We settled on a three course dinner and enjoyed every part of it. Each course was well prepared and flavorful, although not perhaps exceptional.

In my view, what really distinguishes i Terzi is its selection of wines. True to its nature as an enoteca, i Terzi has an extensive wine list and knowledgeable staff who are able to help you select a perfect wine based on your dinner selection and budget. We had a fantastic Brunello which was a perfect accompaniment to our meal.

I will gladly return to i Terzi when we are in Siena again and also recommend it to my friends who enjoy good food and wine in an authentic atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Milan, Italy
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“Primo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

First dishes very good! Especially paccheri with aritchokes and guanciale and pici with tipical local meat sauce....

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“From the Locals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I have hesitated about writing a review of the Enoteca I Terzi because, frankly, I would rather not have our local invaded by tourists. However, it is important to highlight this place. My husband and I are Americans and live in Siena. The Enoteca is our local place and we have been eating and drinking there happily for over a dozen years. The first thing to understand is that this a local place; they have a loyal customer base (local merchants, bankers, friends ) and that means that you should reserve unless you plan to eat at 7:00 and leave by 8:00. If you have a table it is your table for the night. Secondly, do not show up here or at any other respectable osteria, trattoria or ristorante in shorts, flip flops, cut-off tee shirts, etc. and expect to be treated as though you are royalty. Italians are formal and respect people who respect them. The service at Enoteca Terzi is refined Italian service, quiet, helpful and not pushy. If what you want is waiters gushing in whatever language they think you speak, seek another place to eat. This is an Enoteca, which means it is primarily a wine shop, with select things to eat by the day. If you want a huge menu with forty different primi, seek another place to eat. If you wish to eat at an authentic, small, local place and are willing to spend the time, this is a place you should eat.

  • Visited October 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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Oslo, Norway
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Now we're talking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Had originally planned dinner here but had to postpone the visit to the next day as they are closed on Sundays. Lunch was absolutely amazing though. They definately know their stuff in this place. Taste was brilliant and delicious and the presentation simple but appealing. The place itself oozes of class when compared to many of the other eateries in town and there is a sense of style here. Service was absolutely brilliant and wine selection (even the white for my partner) was, maybe understandably, spot on. Would eat here anytime I had the chance.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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