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“Great find, recommended”

Osteria il Carroccio
Ranked #24 of 530 Restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Osteria typical Siena / Tuscan family environment 20 meters from Piazza del Campo
Citta di Castello, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great find, recommended”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

A surprise maybe, given this smallish place's proximity to the Campo. It had an almost rustic atmosphere, quite a small gaily-decorated room with a few tables outside. The welcome and service were attentive and efficient, the menu interestingly Tuscan, quite short (a plus) and the results delicious. Very good pasta dishes and a very good rosso di Montalcino to wash it all down. The prices were attractive too, given its location in the heart of mass-tourism. It was strangely devoid of local diners, however, but we were told it was just a quiet evening (a Tuesday). As it was the foreign diners contributed to the mood being a bit funereal. I'd be surprised if this good place were not humming at the weekends. I'll be back.

Visited September 2013
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“It's all about the amazing food.”
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We were the first ones here on a Monday evening. I had read good things about this restaurant in our guide book and with the vast number of Italian food awards on display I knew we wouldn't be disappointed. Between two of us we shared the chicken liver antipasti (amazing flavour) the pea risotto and the medallions with gorgonzola and sweet peppers (slightly salty as expected with gorgonzola) For desert the almond cookie with custard was great and the fruit with zabligone. The house red wine was good and they left the desert wine on the table for us to help ourselves. Our bill was €63 which we felt was fine for the quality but not a cheap meal. Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited September 2013
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Limerick, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Bad experience at lonely planet recommended restaurant”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

My wife and I are spending a week in Siena, eating our way around eateries recommended by lonely planet vey successfully until today (august 30 2013). The food at Il Carroccio is good but we had a most umnpleasant experience when it came to paying the bill of €39. The bill was placed on our table by an older man who did little else but count money or talk to friends. We reviewed the bill and put €45 on it (one 20, two tens, one five) not tidily. The older man passed the table to go outside without touching our money. A minute or two later a younger waiter took the money and bill and placed it even more untidily on the older mans counter. Then the older man came in. The younger waiter said we had paid. The older man was not happy. The young waiter came back to our table with the bill and €35 (a twenty, a ten and a five) saying the bill was €39. My wife and I were astounded as we each had contributed a ten to the €45. As we agreed on what money we had left on the bill, we refused to pay the extra money. After less than a minute the young waiter moved back to the older mans counter, shuffled around loose papers and viola found a ten euro note. He showed this to the older man who grunted something in Italian and walked outside again. The younger waiter aplogised and told us everything was ok. We waited to see if we would get our change as clearly what had been a good experience and good service earlier had been overturned. The older man came back in and went out again. We left some minutes later and he was ouside talking to a friend, turning his back to us as we left. At best what happened was a simple error. But the lack of an apology from a senior staff member of staff or the return of the bill with change suggests to me that lonely planet should consider dropping its recommendation of Il Carrocia and that future buyers should beware.

  • Visited August 2013
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Moscow, Russia
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A perfect place to go for dinner in Siena”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Excellent. Two of us shared three plates and two deserts, add house wine and free grappa and prosecco. Paid EUR60 that included 6EUR tip. No credit cards. And I wish them to stay that way.

  • Visited August 2013
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San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have been going to this restaurant every time I'm in Siena- that is 7 times so far.Menu is lovely with everything you want to try as local typical dishes.
Beautifully decorated with Palio pictures.Very friendly staff-is a family business, so you are treated like a family too- never left waiting or unattended.
I particularly recommend crostini con milza- bread with chicken liver pate and those with fungi porcini, wonderful rabbit with green olives,fantastic baked potatoes with sage - that is just to name few things,and of course there are my favorite desserts- warm fruit tart with zabaglione sauce and warm recciarello cookie topped with same zabaglione...to die for!

Visited July 2013
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