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“The best place on Il campo”

L'Osteria del Bigelli
Ranked #115 of 525 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.
Stockholm, Sweden
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“The best place on Il campo”
Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Tried most places on the campo. This one is my favourite. Good food and of course a marvellous view. Few places in Europe beat the campo feeling, a spring afternoon. Recommended.

Visited May 2013
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Scottish Borders
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“Your best option on the Piazza del Campo”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

This osteria had been recommended by our Inn and not unreasonably, we enjoyed the food and ambiance so much that we returned for lunch two days later. Ordinarily restaurants in such locations are pretty ordinary and prices are steep. The food here is excellent supported by good service. Prices aren't cheap but you are in a prime location and they are no more expensive than the surrounding competition. What they do offer though is quality in an intimate and friendly environment and a view to die for. This is not a big place so if you're dining make sure you book. Local Tuscan fare is on offer and beautifully prepared, with homemade pasta for your Primi and a range of Secondi from Lamb to Wild Boar, Baccala and Guinea Fowl ... take your pick and enjoy.

  • Visited February 2014
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“Delicious!!”
Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We had a lunch at Osteria and it was absolutely delicious. We had a plate of Tuscan cheese and salamy, pasta with artichokes and pecorino cheese and lamb with artichokes and pecorino cheese in aceto balsamico sauce and had a bottle of Chianti. We wanted also desert but we were full already.
Very pleasent place to have lunch with best view. The staff was very kind.
Only wifi didn't work but we were on vacation anyway so even better :)
So if You want to try typical Tuscan cuisine and enjoy the view of Sienna go to this Osteria!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“Best pizza ever”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

The service was casual, friendly and efficient. 2 of us had pizza and the 3rd had risotto. The pizza was really the best we've EVER had. The location is outstanding as it's on the Campo. If you're a mix of sun lovers and shade lovers, they'll find somewhere for you. We'd definitely go back.

  • Visited September 2013
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northridge,ca
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“Great food, service and people watching.”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

The prawns were the sweetest I have ever had. Squash blossoms with bacalao were creamy and flavorful. The lamb and suckling pig were wonderful. The service was superb. We were not rushed, happy to answer all our questions and the waiter brought us complimentary biscotti that was better than any that I've had.

  • Visited September 2013
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