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“Fantastic Tuscan meal and environment”

Osteria La Sosta di Violante
Ranked #20 of 528 Restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed July 28, 2016

As so often, a great meal in Tuscany means walking a short distance from the tourist trail. Being Siena, it is a easy and pleasant walk and well worth it.

This is our third or fourth meal here over the years and, if anything it has improved. The menu is excellent with a wide variety of local Tuscan dishes . everything my wife and I had was excellent, specifically the risotto and the chicken with spiced sauce as mains and the incredible spinach parcels as a starter.
If you want to taste great Tuscan food where the staff are relaxed and very professional, make the short walk to this place.
We will be back!

Date of visit: July 2016
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1  Thank Bill M
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

We spent one week in Siena and tasted a different restaurant for each dinner. This was the most disappointing experience of the week. Food quality was ok. Service was very poor, no advise, no smile, just making sure that we ate fast enough to have enough time for a second service. I would qualify it as a "standard service". Inside was a disaster because the level noise was so high that we had to leave the restaurant as fast as possible to have the opportunity to speak.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 21, 2016

My wife and I had lunch here on a day trip to Siena. Each of us ordered a pasta dish. The portions were quite generous, the service was prompt, and the price was right. The pasta had a delicious home-made flavor and the ingredients tasted very fresh but the food could have used just a little more panache.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

We ate here after seeing the great reviews on the site and were not disappointed. Started with the spinach involtini which was amazing! The lasagna we had was also great. My girlfriend and I split a meat dish after which was ok but the lasagna and involtini more than made up for it. The house win was really great too. Highly recommend this place

Date of visit: June 2016
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Thank E4309LZmattg
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Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We visited the place because of good ratings on trip advisor.
Lasagne was perfect. Unfortunately the rest was medium quality (grilled chicken and veel). Complete disaster was tagliatelle with asparagus.. bland taste.
The place is not ready to host kids- kids menu is missing..
Overall- the final bill was extremely high for that quality.
It looks like this place is not interested in good food and hospitality and looking for easy quick money from the tourists.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank paulakoral
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