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La Taverna del Capitano

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Via del Capitano 6/8, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 288094
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great ambience and Nico is a charming host. If you want genuine Tuscan food, look no further than this restaurant. All the food I had on 3 occassions was beautifully cooked and the flavours were awesome. Owned by a local Tuscan family, the menu is designed to give you a taste of real Tuscany.

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Thank Olwen J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

The rudest waiter I have ever experienced, treated us with contempt, but the owner said he loved him! Service was terrible, food was very poor and non-Italians were not allowed to sit inside to avoid the thunderstorms; even put tape across the entrance so had to have permission to use the toilet. AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS

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Thank Toby1144
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Booked a table based on reviews which stated it was a very popular restaurant. There was no need as the place was almost empty but despite this the service was very laid back to the extent that you felt they didn't really care whether they had customers or not. Food: average, despite reviews of being a great place to sample... More 

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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Allthough located right between Il Campo and Duomo this is not a tourist trap. And they do nothing to attract tourists at all. Nothing fancy - but very local and original. Dinning room is full of old photos of the traditional Siena Palio. And the menu is also very true to it's origin and history. We had baked pecorino on... More 

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Thank Bent F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Siena is a wonderful city, but at times obviously a tourist trap close to The Piazza. This restaurant was a lucky strike for very nice traditional Italian food. Many locals were eating here too, often a good sign. I would not mind coming back.

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State of Sao Paulo
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We were seated inside and we're happy with the seating but the waiter never came. Forgot coke for the kids, did not understand what we wanted for starters. Served wine at 30 degrees and then went on to defend the practice..... The Fiorentina was huge ( 1.5 kilo ) and good. Rare and red. But that was the only highlight... More 

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Massapequa Park, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

So we stopped into this place on a Sunday night. Trip Advisor said it was open until 12am. The second we sat down, our waiter said "the kitchen closes at 10pm, so you must order right now". Mind you, we barely had the menus. That was the only thing from keeping this as a 5 star experience (our waiter). The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The food was mediocre. The owner, however, was extremely rude to us. We asked for oil and vinegar for our salads. We proceeded to use the oil for the bread, and the owner gave us dirty looks and then eventually came and took away the oil and vinegar, mumbling something about "ordering the bruschetta." My cousin laughed uncomfortably because she... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Very quaint local spot. We went here early for dinner and were the only tourists there (always a good sign). The meat and cheese antipasto was easily the best one we had in Siena. I had the Osso Bucco and my wife had the Gnocchi. Both were excellent. The wine list was small, but what we had was very good... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Beautifully decorated place (take some time to examine the photos on the walls). We had a delicious lunch and the house wine was very good. Helpful and polite service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $34
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Capitano 6/8, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 288094

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