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Osteria del Gatto

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Via San Marco 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
0577 287133
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7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
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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Scarborough, ME
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94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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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 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.

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Whitehorse Yukon
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

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Krakow, Poland
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375 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 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.

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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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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.

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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 

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $29
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
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
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?