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Osteria Il Grattacielo

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Via Dei Pontani, 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 334 6311458
Today
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Holt, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Love this place, buzzing, authentic and real. Eat with the locals either inside or out. Choice of different selection of dishes - delicious!

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Thank Lamukitten
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

I went to Siena with a couple of friends of mine to show them the beauty of Tuscany! Osteria il Grattacielo is a tiny rustic place with a friendly and cheerful atmosphere. We had a board of charcutery and cheeses, with few bowls of differents vegetables, cold legumes salads and italian style omelettes on the side! I ordered also a... More 

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Thank Giulia M
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

An old school "Osteria". No fixed/a la carte menu for lunch (the time we went) with only fresh food of the day available. Extremely friendly and polite staff. Delicious food (we had the mushroom and barley soup), delicious house wine, and a beautiful and tasty tagliere i.e. platter. We opted for them to make it up for us but there... More 

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Thank neodill
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

I went their with my wife, who speaks Italian, food was great, service good, all was well. I returned 4 days later, with my Mother, my Sister and her two daughters, none of us speak Italian, and everything was different. The waitress was so rude to us because we didn't speak Italian, and she arrogantly put us down and belittled... More 

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1 Thank Diamonddave1965
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Our first meal in Siena. We ordered an assorted meats and cheeses platter with garbanzo salad. Fast and great service. Order at the counter. No table service.

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Thank Elisa A
Singapore, Singapore
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183 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

You can easily walk past it - not much more than a couple of holes in the wall. It is not fine food, but this is where locals grab a good and fast lunch. Tourists are just about tolerated, so best not to go at peak times unless you speak Italian and can order quickly. Pick and chose at the... More 

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Thank kuaychap
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate here a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed a mixed plate so much that we recommended it to a group of friends who were in Siena at the same time - they too enjoyed the meal. My husband who does not speak Italian (I do fluently as I grew up in Italy) was back in... More 

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Thank Kylie M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

possibly one of the smallest osterie in Siena, if one has never tried simple honestly prepared traditional fast food, this is the place to start. perhaps not the most welcoming place, but who cares ;-)

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Thank Marco P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

My brother highly recommended this osteria after he visited earlier this year and he was right! It's a tiny place located near all the busy Siena life BUT tucked away from it all. It's very popular with the Italians but do wait for a space if there is not one available when you arrive, because it's well worth it. We... More 

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1 Thank 734tors
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Probably the best meal we had in Tuscany (and Italy) this summer 2015. We had antipasti to share amongst the family.It was super tasty and fresh. It is located in a small street, need to know and dare to sit but if you did, you're rewarded. Only missing dessert!

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Thank Vincent M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Pizza
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dei Pontani, 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 334 6311458

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?