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Zest Ristorante & Winebar

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Costa Di Sant'Antonio 13, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 47139
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Annapolis, MD
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354 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Perched outside high on a hill with a lovely view, enjoying an appetizer of lightly fried squid and zucchini while sipping a great bottle of wine .... things couldn't have started off better. Unfortunately, they didn't stay that way. My husband's main dish was good, but mine was simply awful. The risotto with seafood "special" arrived with clams, squid and... More 

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Thank nancyen
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

Went here randomly, was not disappointed. After the wine and then the pasta we were truly fed. All 3 of us.(baby included). You must come and sample the food, the host and hostesses are wonderful. They speak proper Queens English, Italian and a little Portuguese. Wonderful place, please do come and enjoy

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Thank Jber5456
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

Our second visit to Siena meant that we could visit our favourite restaurant there. We were so sick of the same old tourist eateries, places whee they don't care about repeat business. Zest is not one of these places! The staff are amazing and treat even strangers like family. Food was the best we'd tasted in Italy and the menu... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013

We passed this place on our sight seeing through Siena and loved the location so decided to come back for dinner. We had eaten at the #4 ranked place in Siena last night so it was logical to try the #5 ranked place! The outdoor setting is really lovely in a small, steep lane way off the main road through... More 

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zestwinebar1, Manager at Zest Ristorante & Winebar, responded to this review

This is James the waiter who served you on this particular evening and feel rather offended by your comments . You had obviously heard me speaking to a friend/customer about our private matters which had no reflection whatsoever on my service, I always put 100% into my work regardless..I definitely was not tired and as I recall was attentive to... More 

Basel, Switzerland
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2013

You sit outside in a steep alley looking at the duomo. A very romantic place to eat! Make a reservation beforehand though! Creative but not your typical tuscan cuisine. The seafood risotto was too salty and the rest of the food was decent. Good house wine. Make sure to try the lemon tiramisu if you manage to get a reservation... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Chosen by using tripadvisor, at the beginning it seemed great, a little off the beaten track, attentive staff and good food. It appeared once we did not order desert or cafe due to the machine being broken that we lost favor. On paying the bill, you were given the feeling you had let everyone down. Not a great way to... More 

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Thank Louise W
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

We stumbled across Zest after visiting the shrine to St Catherine and weren't disappointed. The setting is great; a steepish path with great views across the city toward the Duomo, each table and chair leg cut so that you sit level. The food was very good and the service was not beaten whilst in Italy. Well worth a visit.

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Thank GJK1978
Bristol
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199 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

We stopped here after taking a walking tour of the city & Duomo. It was a refuelling stop really, but the waiter was friendly and willing to advise on the menu and the suggested pasta was superb. If we'd been in Sienna for longer would definitely given a full blown dinner a go.

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Thank LuckyeddieBristol
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013 via mobile

The food was yummy and the atmosphere was great. Shame the staff who served us was not the most friendly (not the pregnant lady, she was great) and he gave our dish to another customer by mistake. It was not a big deal at the end of the day but he could be a bit more apologetic if I was... More 

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Sheffield
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

It's so good here we returned twice during our stay in Siena. Food is excellent, great choice on the menu of both meat and fish dishes. The service is great and the English waiter who served us was very helpful, knew a lot about the food and the wine. It has a lovely atmosphere and a great view when sat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$17 - US$56
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:59 - 22:00
Monday
11:59 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:59 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:59 - 22:00
Thursday
11:59 - 22:00
Friday
11:59 - 22:00
Saturday
11:59 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costa Di Sant'Antonio 13, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 47139

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