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“Quiet spot off the main drag in Siena”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of HOSTARIA IL RIALTO

HOSTARIA IL RIALTO
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Ranked #24 of 523 Restaurants in Siena
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Atlanta
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“Quiet spot off the main drag in Siena”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

Went here for lunch and it appeared to be a local type spot. Not much english spoken, very small and clean. Nothing fancy here but appreciated being away from the tourists.

Started out with ribbolita and a tomato soup. both were solid portions and tasty. For lunch it was a grilled rabbit breast done simply with olive oil and rosemary. It was a bit overdone but still tasted great.

It was a bit pricey for lunch. I think 38 euros with no vino. Not our best meal in Italy but not bad either.

I would rate this good if I could.

  • Visited May 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Maritime Appeal... Salty Food... and pricy for lunch”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

We found this place, like so many others, walking the streets of Siena. We just came up on it and the ship/maritime look was interesting. We had lunch with wine, but found the food to be salty no matter what we got... duck ragu, pasta with sauce, wold boar, grilled meats... everything was on the verge of being "too salty". Knowing Siena's history, this probably makes sense to expect it, but everyone dining felt the same way. The best part of lunch was the bathroom.... I'll just leave it to your imagination.

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank paul274Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Sneaky good place off the beaten track.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2011

You have to find it, but we had a wonderful lunch here on sour visit to Siena. The chef and the owner made us a custom dish of grilled porcini mushrooms that was excellent. Overall really good.

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4 Thank GiovanniJacoby
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Walnut Creek, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2010

We stopped here for a late lunch while visiting Siena. It was just at closing time but Isabella invited us in and seated us. She speaks excellent English, so we talked a bit, and then she had to leave. Her father, Paolo, who is the chef finished serving. HIs English is only slightly better than my meager Italian, but we managed to communicate. The meal was delicious. They didn't rush us out even though it was late. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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4 Thank ifdefmoose
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