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“Turned away rudely!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Boccon del Prete

Osteria Boccon del Prete
via San Pietro, 17, 53100 Siena, Italy
0577280388
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Ranked #29 of 413 Restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Midland, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Turned away rudely!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went in to this establishment 11/2/13 a few minutes after evening service had begun to see if they had any tables. We were aware that we did not have reservations but just went in to check availability. As soon as we walked into the doorway, a waiter yelled at us "no seats!" very loudly in Italian. Everyone in the room looked over to see what the commotion was. We walked out immediately. We have travelled Italy extensively and this was our third trip to Siena. Siena will remain our favorite Italian town even though we have not ever experienced such rude treatment as this.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Siena, Toscana, Italy
2 reviews
“Excellent place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Very good dishes and optimum service.
It's one of the best place in Siena where to spend a special dinner with your partner.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saskatoon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Charming ambience, great food, quick service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Just a few blocks from the main squares of Siena, this restaurant has charming ambience, great food, quick service, and good prices. Within a few minutes of opening for dinner at 7:00 pm, every table was occupied. The place is well managed. The host and waiter were welcoming, attentive, and helpful with suggestions about the menu. Our group of six (three couples) had a wonderful time there at the end of a week-long cycle tour of southern Tuscany.

  • 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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Montreal, Canada
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126 restaurant reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had some of the best meals on our trip to Italy in this restaurant. Some of the more notable dishes included: Italian sausage with Parmesan Cream on Polenta, Pork Loin and Potatoes, Boar Stew, Seafood Pasta and the raw tuna.

  • Visited October 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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Mechelen, Belgium
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Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Gem in the centre of Siena”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We past by this osteria by accident, decided to eat there and while we were enjoying our delicious meal, I saw the tripadvisor ‘best restaurant 2012’ or something like this hanging on the wall. And indeed it was excellent on many domains: fresh ingredients, good taste and on top of that very friendly people. This is really a gem... Try to avoid Siena tourist traps and go eat here. You won’t be disappointed. Nice to know: they have a microwave and very willing to heat up babyfood.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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