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“fantastic last meal of holiday”
Review of Osteria del Gusto

Osteria del Gusto
Ranked #35 of 531 Restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
London
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8 reviews
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“fantastic last meal of holiday”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

My husband and I were strolling around looking for a place to have lunch before returning to Livorno and the ferry home. This was a wonderful find. Out of season it was quiet - which is what we like and the food was fantastic. Every mouthful was a delight. I cant remember the names of most of the dishes but for antipasti we had carpaccio and a baked ricotta dish with reduced chianti syrup on it - both were outstanding. Then we had Osso buco and a duck ragout pasta dish followed by sweet wine and biscotti. The waitress was very attentive and helpful, the house wine very good and the decor added a modern fresh feel which I liked.

  • Visited November 2012
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Genoa, Italy
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“Delicious and gorgeous!!!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I've made reservations for a Sunday lunch at Osteria del Gusto, just before a football match. We are Italian and therefore not in the mood for the "typical touristic places", but rather a traditional/Italian way of lunch.
The Osteria del Gusto is perfect for this: no tourist-meals, just genuine Tuscan food.
Even though it is “only” an osteria, the dishes are restaurant-like: they really delicious and are cured nicely!
For example, the napkins are made of paper, but are perfectly the same color of the chairs and walls, while the parquet, the cushions of the chairs and the table cloth are perfectly matching color of the napkins.
It was gorgeous! The Owner is also very kind and helpful in making you feel comfortable.
Definitely a place to return to!

  • Visited November 2012
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Renfrewshire
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“Great Pasta”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Great value, friendly service, and really enjoyable food. Close to the Duomo we definitely recommend.

  • Visited October 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Delicious Lunch”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Delicious lunch at a centrally located restaurant in Siena. Oredered a variety of dishes with fellow diners and everyone was very pleased with food.

  • Visited October 2012
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of the best meals of our month in Italy!”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

After three glorious weeks of great meals in Italy, we thought we couldn't be impressed anymore, but this restaurant was a terrific find. Modest prices, modern Italian ambiance, artistic presentation and delicious plates surprised us. We shared the plate of house appetizers (and wished we'd ordered another!) and our meals of the pici, the beefsteak, and rabbit were just divine. With a liter of the house red and a couple bottles of acqua frizzante, we were set, until our limoncello and grappa "desserts". Highly recommended. Oh, and we were the only foreign tourists in the place - all others were native Italians, which we felt was a good sign of a great local spot

  • Visited September 2012
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