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Osteria Permalico

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Italian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Central-Italian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed December 23, 2019

You just can't lose when you are asking locals where to eat, out of tourist sight. AMAZING carpaccio and best pici cacio e pepe you can find. Excellent prices and friendly service as well.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed December 10, 2019

Brilliant dinner, so good we visited two nights in a row! Friendly service, authentic local feel. Lovely decor. Fantastic prices!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 28, 2019 via mobile

This was everything we wanted from an Italian restaurant experience and more! A gorgeous little restaurant hidden on a slope. We had some lovely red wine which was a bargain- cheapest we’ve had in Italy. A lovely cheese platter of 3 local cheeses. & I...had the special mushroom tagliatelle and my partner had the gnocchi ; which were both amazing! The home made panacotta was gorgeous.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 26, 2019 via mobile

Came here for lunch on a weekday in late December. Small, rustic with possible seating outside (but it was a cold November day). We came at the right time, as it for busier just after. Came with 2 friends and a baby. Staff were accomodating,...have us a table away from commotion. Had an antipasti, primo, secondo and a side of potatoes with house red. Very nice food. I have a feeling the menu rotates, but the wild boar meatballs, gnocchi, truffle pasta we're great. I had elephant garlic pasta and tripe. If you're a fan of tripe, this was good. Highly recommend at a good pricing.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2019

Permalico offers you the true experience of an osteria. Generous portions, really comfy food and amazing tiramisu. I totally recommend it. When i visit Siena again I will definitely pay them another visit.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 26, 2019

This restaurant had been recommended and we eventually found it down a side alley. Glad we did. The service was fantastic, the food delicious but the pricing was great. The Wild Boar Meatballs are absolutely scrumptious, but beware, they are big, big big.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 24, 2019

The best food in Siena!Every plate was great, normal prices, the stuff was very polite, friendly and professional. They offered us coffee for free cause the waiter hadn’t brought the wine cooler!!!Definitely recommend it!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 16, 2019

Compared to many restaurants in Siena this was an absolute bargain, with most menu choices several euros cheaper than most comparable alternatives. Unsurprisingly it was fully booked when we first tried to go, so we booked a table for the next day. It's located quite...central, 5 mins walk from the Campo. You can either sit inside in a pleasant, cosy dining room, or outside in an alleyway for a more buzzing atmosphere. Staff are friendly and efficient, and the courses didn't take long to arrive. The food was very good and we enjoyed everything they served, particularly the pici cacio & pepe, zucchini with mint and the roast potatoes (yes really, they were amazing!). Overall excelent food and wine, good service an unbeatable prices, and we'll definitely go back next time we're in Siena. I felt quite sorry for the restaurant opposite which was empty, yet Osteria Permalico was full.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 5, 2019

Small osteria off the beaten path in Sienna. Well worth seeking out. Had to wait just a bit for a table. We ate inside and the building is very interesting. We were there for lunch and it was great. I am always looking for the...best tiramisu I can find and this is the best I have ever had. Homemade and a large serving. Fantastic.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 4, 2019

My husband and I went to Osteria Permalico for dinner yesterday. For my first course, I ordered the ricotta gnocchi. My husband was told his choice was not available, but if he wanted something with tomatoes he should try another pasta dish, the name of...which we have forgotten. It had no discernable tomatoes. My gnocchi were almost mushy, but having made ricotta gnocchi myself, I know they can be quite soft, and would have let it go, had the main course not have been so awful. As it was, I ate half of the gnocchi and thought, "OK, the pulled pork will make up for that." There is a picture by someone else at the top of this page that shows how the dish should look. Mine was dry, tough, and looked liked little wooden logs perched on top of 2 crusts of dry bread. It was hard to cut or pry off mouth-sized pieces. After two mouthfuls, I gave up. The unappetizing smell contributed to the decision. On the other side of the table, my husband, who had ordered carpaccio, was quietly hiding the meat under lettuce leaves. With carpaccio, which is raw beef, quality is everything. Having tried it, he had decided that this wasn't worth the risk. Never have we done this at a restaurant before! We have traveled the world and had some pretty adventurous food, but never anything this bad. When the waitress finally came to collect our dishes, and asked how the food had been, we quietly explained that the quality had been bad. She just said "Oh" and removed the plates. Nothing more. We asked for our bill, paid and left. We had chosen the Osteria because it was on the map given to us by our B&B. We told our host what happened, and he said, "Sorry! I understand the ownership has changed and the quality deteriorated. That's why I didn't mention it when recommending places. Next time it won't be on our map!" In conclusion, if the food had been OK, it would have been had at a good price. As it was, it was a total waste of money and time. Go somewhere else!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Response from jennykQ3408OI | Reviewed this property |
They have salads on the menu- doubt they could make pasta gluten free as it’s home made on premise according to menu so cross contamination would probably occur
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