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“Great Sunday lunch!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante San Desiderio

Ristorante San Desiderio
Ranked #43 of 516 Restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Uk
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382 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Great Sunday lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

We ate Panzanella and Crostini for starters, my husband had stuffed rabbit and I had salad, along with a bottle of wine. That sounds like a normal Italian meal, but the surroundings and the waiting staff brought it up to a great Italian meal.

Visited September 2012
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england
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Good quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

Good selection, fine food, situated just off the Campo. Fairly stark interior but reasonable service and prices.

Visited August 2012
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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“A lovely lunch in a pleasant location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

On a very hot day we found this restaurant just behind the Duomo. Although we would have liked to sit outside, all those tables were taken, and since it was so hot we were pleased in the end to have the air conditioning in the smart interior. The staff (three of them) were good humoured and attentive without being obsequious. The food was very good. The house red was a pleasant accompaniment. Although empty at 12.30, it soon filled and had a really good atmosphere. The whole meal for two came to just 50 Euros. Strongly recommended.

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Hong Kong, China
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371 reviews
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“Extraordinary food. Exceptionally good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

We just walked in by chance and did not have any expectation, however it turned out to be one of the very best meals we had during our 3 weeks vacation in Italy! Each dish we had was great, we particularly loved the beef gut crostone with green sauce, and sea bass fillet roulades with pink pepper marinated salmon & oil & garlic courgettes with mint. These 2 dishes were not found in any other restaurant we had visited in Italy, not even something remotely similar. This is definitely THE hidden gem we had discovered during our 3-week stay in Italy.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Nice service and lovely home-made chips”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

The "bistecca fiorentina" (Italian T-Bone steack) was juicy and tender. The "Pappa Pomodoro" was refreshing and very light, the "ragù di cinghiale" is a must as well as the home-made chips. The service was impeccable and the location is charming (previously being an old church).

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