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Osteria La Sosta di Violante

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Tuscany
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Via di Pantaneto 115, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 43774
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As with most restaurants in Italy, I had the option of sitting inside or outside. I chose to sit outside, so I am not sure what the ambience was like inside. However, outside was nice, but there was a lot of street traffic. However, the food was very good, I had an antipasto, the pecorino cheese fritters, and a first... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This restaurant was recommended by another restaurant owner in Siena. We made a reservation earlier in the day as most of these places are quite small. My husband and I split the potato gnocchi as an appetizer along with 2 meatballs. The food was good, but not over the top. Nice selection of three types of bread and no carafes... More 

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282 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Our B&B hosts recommended this place to us, and made a dinner reservation for 7.30pm. We had an inside table on a cold night – the ambience was cozy, and service was friendly and attentive. The cuisine is a creative take on Tuscan dishes. Lots to choose from as vegetarians! Both our starters were interesting - pecorino fritters with pear... More 

Petoskey, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had an excellent meal and experience here. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the food was a great value and excellent. I would definitely go back and highly recommend it. I had the spicy chicken dish and spinach- both were excellent.

Thank Julie49770
Long Valley, New Jersey
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stopped in at this restaurant based on the recommendation of our tour guide and they were very busy. They asked if we had a reservation and when we said no, they said if we came back in 20-30 minutes, they should have a table for us. We went back in approx 40 minutes and our table was ready! Our... More 

Thank Cindy586
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Was here two evening in three days. The food you'll find here isn't 08/15. they have some really tasty tipically italian platter you'll don't find every where. I really recommend to be there, at exactly 19.00 o'clock or to make at least a reservation.

1 Thank ChrisGiorgio
Richmond, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My husband and I recently spent three glorious days in Siena. The owner of the apartment we rented recommended this restaurant to us. It did not disappoint. We enjoyed it so much that we returned again the next day for lunch. The service was wonderful; very friendly staff who did not rush us out by any means. (The first day,... More 

1 Thank cusi53
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We found this place while we walked freely between the beautiful siena streets, and tried it out. We ordered lasagna and pasta with tomatoes and buffalo cheese. All the way the 2 waiters that served us were really unpleasant and apathetic, but the food was amazing and unique. All the food is made right on spot, and we can taste... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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217 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is our second 4 night visit to the amazing city of Siena. We are staying at wonderful Villa Elda, and they recommended and made reservations here for our second night. Unfortunately, our waitress was extremely grumpy and not happy to be there. But the rest of the staff was very friendly so we tried to overlook that. We both... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

In a rainy day we randomly took shelter here, sick of pizza and pasta after 3 days of only pizza and pasta. We were very glad to eat some dishes with beef that were very very tasty! :D And to our suprise with medium prices (with bread, service and coperto included)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Pantaneto 115, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 43774

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?