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“Delicious Food; Great Service; Not a tourist trap” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of L'Osteria del Bigelli

L'Osteria del Bigelli
Ranked #112 of 516 Restaurants in Siena
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Nella splendida cornice di Piazza del Campo, accanto alla grande pista di tufo, dove nell'aria risuona da sempre la fremente attesa del "Palio", lo scalpitio dei cavalli, la gioia ed il pianto dei senesi, ad un passo da questo, il nostro locale. In un clima denso di storia, di folclore, di tradizione, di monumenti unici potrete trovare la tranquillita per degustare i nostri piatti, in un ambiente che affonda le sue origini nelle antiche strutture medioevali con caratteristiche pareti e soffitti affrescati. La nostra cucina, basata su ricette tradizionali toscane e arricchita dllla fantasia e dalla grande esperienza del nostro chef, che puo prepararvi anche piatti particolari. Troverete inoltre vini prestigiosi del chianti, pasta fresca fatta in casa, salumi e dolci tipici del senese.
Menlo Park, California
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76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Delicious Food; Great Service; Not a tourist trap”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Thank you TripAdvisors for recommending this spot on the Campo. Seven of us trying to decide where to eat heeded your advice since we were nearby. Not your typical tourist spot at all. Had terrific pizzas, huge delicious salads, great beer and wine selection and really friendly fast service. Would def go back if on the square. Thank you all.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sfwood
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England, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Quality Tuscan Food in the Campo. Not a Tourist Trap!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

If you've heard stories about terrific Tuscan food, but been struggling to find somewhere special, then visit L'Osteria del Bigelli. This place really stands out. First of all there's an incredible buffet table laid out by the door which will make your mouth water! There is outdoor seating overlooking one end of Il Campo, so it's actually more airy than the restaurant seating in the middle of the square, which gets no breeze at all. The food will not disappoint. It's more expensive, but the quality is worth it. Not the usual pizzas. The duck risotto and ossobucco were divine. I'd go back and eat here again without a moment's hesitation.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank miura74
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food and Wine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

The positive reviews are right, this place is a winner! Our starter was the antipasti platter. Right away it was evident that they put much more effort than other places. The mozzarella was served with black truffles which was outstanding. Much tastier than most other antipastis.


My main was a lamb ragu which was simple, elegant, and very tasty. My date's Osso Bucco was very well executed as well.
The wine list was extensive and of high quality. They have a great selection of locals and several vintages (try the 07!!), at a price.

The service was very friendly and efficient as well. Just understand, being it is a high tourist part of town, the prices are very high. There's a nice view and the great food to compensate for this, however.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Kenneth H
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Absolutely Wonderful in Everyway!!!! A must while in Siena”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Great place to spend a few hours, fantastic food, warm and friendly service, excellent wine selection, who could ask for anything more. The owner gifted us with t-shirts and prepared our calamari as we prefer "extra crispy". Price for 2 (bottle of wine + 1/2 liter and 4 dishes) for just over 100 Euro - a bargain for this quality. While in Siena don't miss this little gem!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank VancouverZengirl
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Chelan, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very Siena”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

We visited this restaurant for lunch our first afternoon in Siena on the advice of our apartment owner. She suggested it as a perfect location to enjoy Tuscan food with a view of Il Campo and a less touristy menu. The menu is diverse and delicious. Our first trip we had Tuscan pane and vegetable soup and mushroom risotto. Our second trip the pizza and clam spaghetti were just as wonderful. Great spot to relax and watch the Il Campo sites!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jennifer W
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