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Ristorante San Desiderio

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Piazzetta Luigi Bonelli 2, 53100, Siena, Italy
0577 286091
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect location and nice interior style. But that's it ! Service is too fast, they don't take time to understand what you ask... Don't make effort to speak English. For the price, the dishes are really disappointing. We don't recommend at all.

Thank ekperso
Vienna, Austria
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have to join the critics of Giancarlo S from May 2016. When we entered this restaurant we immediately liked the modern rustic style and the paintings of the horses. But : also immediately we were confronted by the arrogant dismissively attitude of the blonde waitress, when she showed us our table after having been told that we had no... More 

Thank Reiserebekka
Southern CA
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139 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The crowds at lunchtime around Siena's beautiful Duomo can be daunting and the restaurants can be packed, but we lucked upon Ristorante San Desiderio and found a calm, peaceful place to lunch and rest between the sites. Our foursome variously sampled salads, homemade fresh pasta and light entrees. They were marvelously flavorful and the house wine was easily good enough.... More 

Thank No B
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a late dinner here one Thursday evening. The dining room is lovely and the service was great, attentive but not intrusive. I would particularly recommend the seafood red risotto and the guinea hen, both delicious and both dishes that I did not often see on menus during our 10 days in Tuscany. My only regret is that I... More 

Thank MtDana2015
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food were less than impressive. The restaurant is nice but the service could be improved. I didn't get it why such a good Tripadvisor badge.

Thank DanV70
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We were lured into this restaurant by its great location in the city center and it's fairly good reviews on tripadvisor. Our experience was not bad, but I will suffice to say that it is possible to find much better food and service elsewhere. Our experience was that this restaurant was a bit of a "tourist trap".

Thank Joakim W
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Had our last evening meal here after a group tour of Tuscany. I think the Restaurant opened up half an hour early to accommodate us so that was very good of them. We were 24 in total & they managed to serve us all a delicious 4 course meal without mishap! It was a typical Italian dinner. Wine was very... More 

Thank ParsonRussell
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Just off the Campo in central Siena - we stopped for a quick lunch before visiting the Duomo. Food was Ok. Pasta dishes were reasonably priced. But service was pretty slow and weary. Understand that tourist hordes can be tiring - but not everywhere in Siena is like this. The cafes on the Campo were more welcoming.

Thank Kernow2011
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

it's a good restaurant! the prices aren't too expensive, and the food is very good! I had a tartare florentine steak and it was amazing! with a good wine menu! i recomend it

Thank Miguel C
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

After reading many reviews, we decided to go there. The place looks very nice and the service is average. The food was a bit disappointing. The bruschettas were good but a bit too salty. The pasta al pomodoro was not very goof. My wife ordered beef which was pretty good, but the potatoes which accompanied the dish were not good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazzetta Luigi Bonelli 2, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: 0577 286091

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