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“The Best Restaurants Are Off Te Beaten Path”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of HOSTARIA IL RIALTO

HOSTARIA IL RIALTO
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Ranked #24 of 523 Restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The Best Restaurants Are Off Te Beaten Path”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

The Hostaria Il Rialto is a hidden gem of Siena. Not only is it off the main pathway, it is on an alleyway off the secondary pathway. As soon as you walk into this cozy and quaint Hostaria you recognize that it is a family business and you are treated like family. Marina takes pride in all the food she prepares and it is delicious! We begged her to share her preparation secrets for her marinated octopus so we could take it back with us to Korea and teach the Koreans how to make octopus that isn't rubbery. The staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and can offer great suggestions for both the food and wine.
We had balsamic marinated octopus, baked flounder, grilled vegetables, and a wonderful chianti. For dessert we had Marina's home maid tiramisu that melted in our mouth...
Michael & Silenia

Visited May 2013
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Waverly, Pennsylvania
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“Great food, friendly atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

While studying Italian in Siena, we had a lovely evening here. The food was good... We had an artichoke appetizer that was fabulous. The atmosphere was relaxed and prices good. Will definitely visit again.

  • Visited April 2013
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Babina G, Direttore at HOSTARIA IL RIALTO, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thanks for your comment. I'm very pleased that you enjoy our place. Hope to see you soon
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9 reviews
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“Charming Restaurant and Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

We went to this restaurant on the advice of our hotel. What a find. We actually ate twice here during our stay. Barbara and Marina were wonderful. They are the owners, cook and waiter. Very homey and wonderful Italian food. Everything we ate there was wonderful. We went back for our anniversary and they had made a special dessert for us. After dinner coffee was on the house and they even gave me a small bottle of Grappa as a gift on our first visit. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you like authentic Italian food. The first night we were there my wife had a soup that she loved, can't remember the name of it, but she wanted the recipe and Marina came out and told here how to make it. Prices were very resonable and the charm was irreplaceable. Enjoy.

Visited September 2012
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Hobart, Australia
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“Tuscan Delights”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

The place to have a quiet lunch, just off the crowded square, with great food and friendly service.The 2 ladies are the owners and go out of there way to please, so nice and personal. We had a various selection of local food and wines, my friend shared a 1.3kg Florentine steak which was fabulous and cut and presented at our table, one of the girls had a whole Flounder fish which was also presnted and cut in the traditional Italian way, ie no bones on the plate. The owner and Chef cooks her own deserts and served with a desert wine is a must.
The prices are a far cheaper than eating in the square
We all highly recommend this eating house. Pete and Chris

  • Visited October 2012
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London
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“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Four of us had a wonderful lunch at this restaurant. The owners (one was the Chef and the other was Waitressing) were both extremely attentive and keen to deliver what we wanted. I had a whole fish which was divine and we also had the Florentine steak. The house red and whites were very palatable and we shared lovely deserts .... all in all a very positive experience! We would highly recommend.

Rita, Cliff, Peter and Chris!

  • Visited October 2012
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