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Osteria Il Grattacielo

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Via Dei Pontani 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 334 631 1458
11:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I'm just not able to explain how this place surprised me! Just few tables and a very friendly atmosphere, the autentic italian tradition of the 50s I can't wait to come back!

Thank GiuliaEC
Gilbert, Arizona
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283 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

A medium sized room with three tables and a few chairs don't make a restaurant. Some cold appetizers (sardines, potato salad, hard boiled eggs, octopus salad) salami, cheese and one pasta, none of them very good. But you will eat you food sharing the table with other people, and will pay about euros 15. Interesting but not a restaurant and... More 

Thank janelitamirta
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

It s a simple place where you can have simple plates in relatively cheap prices. The cook and the waiter are perfect but the food is medium (we had cold plate and pici pasta with anchovies ) and the red wine is a "NO". Low quality wine can really give you the worst hangover headache you experienced so far.

Thank Zopyr
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Siena is a tourist hot spot but this place is run by locals and for locals Good value Tasty food: they do not have full a la carte menu but rather a few variations of dinner of the day Excellent service with a couple of guys working very hard to serve fresh food

Thank michal_l0nd0n
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Friendly, easy-going atmosphere, fresh food, excellent price ratio. They serve platters of ham and cheese and have different vegetables. I'd recommend the cheackpea salad with mozzarella and herrings. Another must is the "finocchiona di cinta senese"!

Thank Nicoletta F
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We loved this place. It is small and there are few choices. But the food is excellent and it was so cheap! The antipasti was fantastic and the pasta was also supergood.

Thank Roos K
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Restaurant full of locals, we wanted to eat in a place used by locals so as to have an authentic experience. They were very busy, but welcoming. Food simple but tasty.

1 Thank Walt0n
London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We ate here three times in two weeks after stumbling upon it on our fourth night and we've stayed longer we would have been back. This Osteria claims to be the oldest in Siena and there is an article from the Times on the wall mentioning it pre-eurozone. Don't go here if you want a menu or an extensive wine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Very popular with local people. Went in a group of 7 and they looked after us really well. They did us a mix of meat, cheese, veg and pasta and it was fantastic.

Thank Colin G
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173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Went to this Osteria for lunch as we had walked past it a couple of times and the antipasto plates had looked good. When we arrived the tables inside, of which there are not many, were full and there were three separate tables outside that each seated 6 people that were also full. Staff were also setting up another table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dei Pontani 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 334 631 1458

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