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Osteria del Gatto

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Via San Marco, 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
0577 287133
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Wroclaw, Poland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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375 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 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 4 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 

Thank JtotheBean33
New Orleans, Louisiana
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We found this place on our last night and wished we had found it sooner. Small local place with Sienese customers - not catering to tourists. Authentic. We loved their pici pasta appetizer so much that we ordered another plate for our dessert! Would love to visit again.

Thank Sienaphile
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

First of all you need to book in advance, because the place is small and the requests are many! You can now set at your table and enjoy the secret recipes of the owner, especially concerning the meet dishes, but not exclusively. Be ready for a real Italian dinner: market products (locals) and great quantities, plus the local red wine.... More 

Thank Mario C
Siena, Italy
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Some classic local dishes and overall served well with lots of flavor. I think for an extra euro or two the house wine could definitely pick up a notch to help match the strong flavors and rich food. Slightly pricy for such a rustic look and feel and really need to work on the communication and concept of service.....if it... More 

Thank Tav5555
Siena, Toscana, Italy
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145 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Very classic Sienese cooking, just a 15 minute walk from the Cathedral in a quiet part of town. A no-frills hole-in-the-wall very popular with locals. Meat dishes are very good, but try the veggies, too, like their amazing grilled radicchio. It is very small, so reservations are recommended.

Thank Lisa N
Thomaston, Maine
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Recommended by our hotel we had a great dinner there. Its a small and picturesque restaurant, frequented by the locals.Menu was in italian, but they guided us through what we needed to know. Had mixed goat & cow cheese covered with honey and pork cheeks. House bucatini fried onion, pork strips and cheese. Pappardelle ragu ala florentine. Lots of meat... More 

Thank punchcardRay
Wilmington, Delaware
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

It is small, unassuming and casual but the food is amazing. The owner cooks or supervises everything! The menu is small but always changing. Although he does not often have fresh fish, when it is a special, get it. The seared tuna was one of the best ever. His pastas are all great. His fried meatballs are excellent. He makes... More 

Thank Jennifer C

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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?