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Local Italian restaurant, bistro and tavern serving brunch, lunch, and dinner with a modern twist located in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Co-owned by Chef Fabio Viviani, serving all Neapolitan pizza pies and pastas are made in-house, from scratch for quality and taste. Our Pizza menu is available on our site. An upscale space including bar, lounge, private cellar and boasts thorough wine and cocktail menu. Also an array of gluten-free menu options to choose from.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Italian, American, Bar
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered the burnt pepperoni pizza. The crust (thin crust) was extremely tough and chewy; had to muscle it with a knife and fork and finally gave up and tore it apart with my teeth. Waiter never asked how my meal was; was only interested in...selling me another glass of wine. I didn't order the 2nd glass of wine but was billed for it, but got it corrected after calling it out to the waiter. Bottom line: food and service not worth the prices.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking around Chicago on vacation looking for a breakfast place. We saw the sign for the restaurant and decided to eat there. We were seated right away and safely with the Covid distancing.The server came right over and introduced himself and told us...that this was Chef Fabio Viviani from top chef property. That was A surprise. We ordered mimosas and they were fantastic. When ordering breakfast I wanted The fillet mignon medallions with eggs while my companion wanted the chicken fried steak and biscuits. While ordering the server heard us say that we will probably try each so they brought out four plates half of each portion for each of us. That was awesome and very unexpected. The food was absolutely fantastic. It was a great experience and I would definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we dined inside on a Sat, 9/26. started off with grilled octupus app, which was super tender and tasty. next up was 50/50 carne & mushroom truffle pizza and an order of squid ink linguine w/lobster tail, both were superb. last was a bombolini dessert...which is very good and filling. our server Elmer was very efficient.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 2, 2020

This place is still great. Haven't been in quite a while, so nice to see. Sat outside for the first time... really nice on a nice day. All the sides were excellent, particularly the brussel sprouts. Meatball is a must. Pizzas are excellent here... Dessert...was awesome. Service is great too... and the drinks, so great!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 24, 2020 via mobile

Wow! Michael our server is on point. We had octopus, home made pasta and chicken. I give it all a 5 star rating. Its a modern, busy, upscale restaurant with outdoor dining. Its a big place but still feels cozy. Michael also surprised us with...a vegan ice cream for our vegan friend!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 28, 2020 via mobile

Just had a great brunch at Siena Tavern. Service was prompt & courteous. The food was tasty. My breakfast skillet was very good, but not great. It was really more like a shakshuka egg dish. The egg was as tough as leather (hard to cut!)...but the sautéed veggies were well seasoned & well prepared. Others in our group enjoyed their breakfast pizzas & steak & eggs. The avocado toast looked amazing! We appreciated the social distancing protocols that were observed. We dined outside & all agreed this was a great choice for brunch after going without for so long!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

Siena Tavern is a modern Italian with excellent food and service. The truffle Gnocchi is really good.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

Wow! What a delicious breakfast!!! This was our second time at Siena Tavern, first for breakfast. Amazing meal. My wife and I had the ricotta pancakes and truffle eggs. Both delicious. My son had the breakfast pizza. He loved it. Great service and great food....Would definitely recommend Siena Tavern for breakfast and can’t wait to go again. Only reason I didn’t rate it five stars was the coffee was just ok. Kinda weak and my first cup was luke warm.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020

We had wanted to go here for Supper but could get in, so we decided to try lunch here. It was a fun place and the food was fantastic. We had some of their bloody Marys which were very good. My friend and I had...the Minestrone soup and it came with half of a grilled cheese. Wow this was the best soup I have every had.. My husband had a burger and really liked it also. Great place!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 7, 2020

All the pastas are fresh, which is a big plus; the pappardelle is good, and the gnocchi is excellent. Salad ingredients are more thrown together than complementary, no bread provided. Overpriced Champagne served in coupes. Overheated space, loud when crowded, furnishings could be more comfortable,...average service.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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