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Review of Enoteca Italiana

Enoteca Italiana
Ranked #40 of 154 things to do in Siena
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Owner description: Unique in the world, born in 1933, the Enoteca Italiana is waiting for you in the amazing seat of Medicean Fortress. The Enoteca promotes italian wines all over the world, with a cellar and a showroom with more than 1600 excellent wines from all over Italy. Winebar for wine tasting, wine selling and happy hours, restaurant, wine school and events planning are only some of Enoteca Italiana's activities.
Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We came here to taste some wines. They boast about their very large collection, 1000+. OK they charged us for the possibility of tasting a very small selection, 8 or so. I can understand them charging (kind of), but only such a small selection. Anyway, while they were happy to separate us from our money, there was no interest in us as a customer. When I approached them about the possible purchase there was nobinterest in providing us even with a quote... There was one price list (in use by an other customer), and the staff was exceptionally uninformed. Well some things are total disappointment, this would qualify if at least I did not try some nice Tuscan wines... At a price... But hey, I am on a holiday, but will never go there again.

Thank Travels_too_much_99
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

A very special enoteca in a fantastic spot of Siena. if you like to taste different kinds of wine (especially the red ones), then this a place you must visit in Tuscany area. the combination of local cheeses and ham will let you complete this wine experience!

1  Thank Dimitris K
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

Since we traveled to Tuscany in order to sample a variety of wines, we were looking forward to their selection. Reviews said this was the place. But it was hard to find and a very long walk from the center or town, and especially from the train station. We were very disappointed. We have visited wineries all over Europe and the USA. We would have been disappointed even if it had been close. They seemed bored to serve us and certainly not interested in selling us a few bottles or shipping cases to the US. We sat in the courtyard which was nice but nothing extra special. The wines we tasted were not for sale at the end of the day which seemed futile. They do have a huge, interesting selection. So the bright spot is that we found the vineyard for one of the best we tasted, Bossi, and bought direct from the small, intimate vineyard. But this is only doable if you have lots of time. So we do not recommend the Enoteca.

3  Thank RAPJJP
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

We dropped in for dinner on the early side and had a wonderful evening in this attractive, vaulted space in the old fortress building. The waitstaff were relentlessly pleasant, dinner was excellent and the wine was copious an delicious. Would also be fun to sit out in the bar area for a drink.

Thank Yog-Sothoth
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

I really loved the Enoteca because it has the wines that are magnificent!!! Some of them are very famous in Italy and even very good! One of my favorite places in Italy is the Enoteca because you can even stay outside when there's sunshine and it's not to cold. The Enoteca is inside the Fortezza medicea. The only negative thing that is about Enoteca is the parking place because it's full of cars. If you want you can have a party in the Enoteca on special occasions for example in Summer because you can have a dinner with music.
SR Grade 4

Thank Mike T
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