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Osteria del Gatto

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Via San Marco 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
0577 287133
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Auburn, Ca
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Limited menu but the real deal. The ragu was authentic bolognese. The gnocchiletta with hazelnuts was delicious (but rich). Great meal!

Thank Jeff S
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Italian only menu and limited spoken English should not stop you. The ravioli in a butter sage sauce was one of the best and the sausage in chianti sauce was scrumptious. Gatto's 4.5 stars are well deserved. Friendly wait staff.

Thank Morepaperplease
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small cafe can be hard to find, but it's worth the trip! We stopped in for lunch after a hot day touring Siena and we were well taken care of by the owner and his staff. A selection of Italian meats and cheese began the meal, and we also enjoyed a wonderful tomato salad with basil. The pasta with... More 

Thank Suzanne919
Scarborough, ME
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95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The first sign that this restaurant was going to be good was that it was the only restaurant on our 10 day trip to Italy whose menu was not translated into English. This small osteria was recommended to us by a local and we had one of our best meals in Italy there. The antipasti were amazing - caprese with... More 

Thank ScarboroughFoodie
Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

I had an amazing lunch here! This place is small so I nearly missed it as I walked past. I initially heard about it on WIkitravel and thought I'd stop by after an afternoon of sightseeing in the summer heat. I ordered the pici, which is essentially fat spaghetti with some Chianti to sip on. The food and wine were... More 

Thank rfdejesus
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

As I travel, I try to find authentic, earthy flavours that represent the area, way of life and cooking. In Italy, it seems, for me it means "nonna-like" food, how grandma would have made it. I don't mind fancy tableware nor service without hickups, those are not essential for my Italian experience. Osteria del Gatto was situated quite near the... More 

Thank lauramangusti
Wroclaw, Poland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We have visited this place after a recommedation from a local and wow - it may have been the best dinner of our lives - delicious mains were accompanied by side dishes so good it was hard to believe that such simple food can be that good. We'll definetely go back next time we're around. Absolutely recommended.

Thank kokislicznooki
Whitehorse Yukon
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

An okay lunch experience. Can't say we felt particularly welcome, we certainly could have ordered better if we had had a phrase book to figure out the menu. The food we had was good, and I think probably quite authentic.

Thank WhitehorseYukonJane
Krakow, Poland
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381 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Very average place. Food is fresh and tasty, feels like eating Italian mamma food but it is nothing special. Poor house wine and average service. And Osteria is dirty, there is even mold here and there (just check out the window next to the entrance)... No comments. Will not come back, even if we enjoyed the food.

Thank Panhirsch
Oakland, California
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

The pasta with porcini...gooey, bland, and just alright. Sorry. The gnocchi with hazelnuts and gorgonzola was pretty darn tasty. Had a good bottle of wine and the grilled radicchio, that came out late, was my favorite part of the meal. And we sat next to some locals and there were a few english speaking tables too, so Gatto was up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $29
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Marco 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: 0577 287133

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?