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“Great place and food”

Osteria di Castelvecchio
Ranked #20 of 537 Restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner downstairs in the cellar where we had a starter with raw salmon and main course pasta with lobster. We had a Franciacorta brut for both dishes. Very good food, good service. Not too expensive for this quality.

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Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

The food was very well prepared, best chicken liver I've had and pastas were elegant and perfectly cooked. In all we ordered two appetizers, two pastas and a half bottle of wine, oh and of course a bottle of water.

My only problem were the EXTRA charges not noted on the menu. We paid 2 euro each as a "service charge" just to eat there and then we were charged an exchange rate to use a credit card. We've been all over Italy and that's the first time that's happened. IMO they take advantage of the tourists here.

Thank MBSanFran
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Filled up with locals which was a positive. Went three pastas (wild boar, truffle with ewes milk and lobster). Truffle with ewes milk was a highlight, good flavour, though a bit rich in the end. Wild boar tagliatelle (spelling?) also as good as most which we tried on the trip, though the lobster lacked a bit of salt. For mains the beef fillet in leek sauce was superb, not rich and the beef was oh so tender (better than some aged beef I've had elsewhere). Lamb rack was well executed as well. Owner (or I think he was) needs to smile and be more welcoming.

Note we ate at the Number 1 ranked restaurant the following night, and there wasn't much difference between the two in the end in our view.

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Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were recommended to this restaurant so tried it in on a quiet Palio trials night. We were the first customers and had a choice of tables and service. We enjoyed the ambiance, the contemporary but local feel and the attention of the servers. All good but maybe we did not order well. Sea bass for me...pasta for my wife. Fish skimpy and salty. Pasta, nothing special (pasta with croutons). The only winner for us was the Tuscan vegetable soup with bread. The waiter argued with us when he brought the balsamic vinegar and it was glacé (thick syrupy mess that looks like chocolate sauce)

All in all may return but order differently. Other customers were getting good looking dishes....oh well

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Thank RandyMK
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

Very pleasant and delicious osteria. You must surly try pate with Tartuffo - it deserves 1 Michelin star. Pasta with lobster was incredibly tasty. Few bottle of beautiful Chianty and you are ready for discovering of Siena.

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Thank Lago58
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