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“Tourist trap”

Antica Trattoria Papei
Ranked #68 of 531 Restaurants in Siena
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Kortrijk, Belgium
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640 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
“Tourist trap”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is the third time we visited the place, and the third time we were very disappointed. Trying to escape the Piazza del Campo, we thought, encouraged by Tripadvisor and other reviews, that this restaurant would be worth trying again.
Nothing of the kind. Horrible house wine. All tables we saw returned their bottles. The food was below all levels of acceptability and too expensive. Staff attitude ranged from arrogant to rude. This simply is a typical example of a tourist trap.

  • Visited August 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Genuine italy”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Outstanding menu of local specialities. Guick polite service. Really fresh food good value. Not far from central square and central parking-garge. Good for dinner, you can see evening panorama.

  • Visited July 2013
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Caracas, Venezuela
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139 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“This is a really nice place.”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Even if its located so near to el Campo, and many tourists come here, food manages to have a lot of home-cooked charm. We absolutely loved everything we had there. And service was not only correct and quick, but also warm and personalized- even if the place was crowded with the Palio days going on and everything. Will come back.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Santiago M
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Sala, Sweden
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264 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Quick service”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Visited this restaurant based on recommendations from friends who had lived in Siena. It is situated on the backside of the big "Palio-square". Takes in lots of tourists and is good at it, they know what they are doing. Busy and efficient kitchen - you will get your meals quickly.

  • Visited July 2013
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Peekskill, New York
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Melt in your mouth, finger lickin good”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Wandered into this place by accident and it turned out to be THE best meal I had in Siena. Pasta was home made, sauce was to die for, and the veal steak was amazing. House wine was good as well. A bit off the beaten path but turned out a great meal in a great atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2013
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