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“Traditional rustic fare - excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Osteria La Piana

Osteria La Piana
Ranked #56 of 521 Restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Traditional rustic fare - excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stumbled upon this restaurant after wanting to get off the beaten track a bit and get out of the main square (beautiful as it is)... what a lovely find.
Small and intimate - great food - we had the bistecca fiorentina - wow it was huge but we shared it and it was delicious! Pasta was great too as you would expect. the Salami antipasti is huge so you only need one for the table - definitely not one each! Service was great too and the house wine (in carafes) was really good value - didnt see the point in paying more for a bottle when you can have fresh local wine. All in all if you want a rustic italian restaurant (this isnt fancy at all but personally I think that's the best type of restaurant in italy) - a great choice ...

  • Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely food, lovely atmosphere and all at a great price!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

I visited Osteria La Piana whilst in Siena on holiday, with my partner, his parents and my mum. We loved this restaurant, the pasta was gorgeous, Bruschetta fresh and steak amazing. The deserts did not disappoint either, all washed down with a glass of the house white (only around €10 a litre).
The atmosphere was welcoming and it appeared to be a favourite haunt of the locals, which we regard as a very good sign.
Small, intimate restaurant, with great food at a decent price, what more can you ask?!

  • Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Small and nice!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

A nice surpice were you would not expect!! Just inside the old wall in Siena, in Porta Camollia, you will find this really small trattoria/osteria were you can taste nice typical truscan food like the famous Fiorentina or the tagliata or some lovely pasta. Dont expect to find a big menu but if you are after basic but good tuscan food this is the place were to stop. Price wise really fair.

  • Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great value for money (to be in Tuscany...)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Very traditional and small "Osteria" in the center of Siena. No last-fashion options will tempt you on the menu: very traditional, very typical... very good!
Enjoy the "salumi-mix": crude ham and the traditional "salami-like" (well, I would say "salami-better", but actually it depends on you !) finocchiona and other local alternatives.
Price is quite good for the area; service is fast and very friendly.
TIP: the restaurant recently acquired the side door hairdresser (or stuff like this) shop and transform it into an additional room. Now you can count on a bit more tables and you can definitely choose where to eat directly from the road: the two rooms have independent access! It's funny, especially because the original use of this second room is still very recognizable...

  • Visited December 2012
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“Siena's Best Kept Secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

The restaurant is supersmall, 30 seating places tops: make sure to book in advance. And stay prepared to wait for some time more. It's that good, customers won't leave after the meal...
at least the mgmt will get you a free glass of prosecco wine to drink away the wait.
The menu is focused on the Tuscan dishes, classics of the local cuisine: sometimes less is more when cooked to perfection and with heart. And it's love and passion that get served at your table:
5 different sauces are served with pici, appetizers that vary from a huge coldcuts selection or 4 different types of bruschette. Do yourself a favour and dig in in the Trippa Alla Senese or the brased meats.
The fries are crispy and tender, not too salty, not too oily...
we did not have dessert but ANYTHING looked simple yet well-execute and presented.
And we got away by spending nothing compared to quality and service offered!
I totally and whole-heartedly reccomend this place.

  • Visited November 2012
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