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Ristorante San Desiderio

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Piazzetta Luigi Bonelli 2, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286091
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El Paso, Texas
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118 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rainy day, great food, annoying waitress. I'd been stuck on a Tuscan farm for seven days where the food was horrible...I know, right??? So, I had hoped for some delicious food during a day trip to Siena. The place delivered. Well worth the experience if you try the Risotto with Shrimp and Asparagus. Waitress was apparently upset that she had... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

In Siena for the first time and after leaving the Duomo my wife and I were looking for the next place to visit when it started to rain. We ducked into Ristorante San Desiderio to get out of the rain. Rather then just stand there and wait out the rain we decided to have a drink so that we were... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

After visiting the Duomo Siena it started pouring rain. My husband and I helped a family with two toddlers into this restaurant as they cried and their parents tried to sooth them. We asked for a table and ordered a glass of Chianti for my husband & prosecco for me, even as we ordered our drinks our waitress seemed annoyed.... More 

1 Thank JamieLentz
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121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We had very good cod fish and a delicious pan a cotta. It is centrally located, so it makes a good stop for lunch.

Thank Leandro T
Madrid, Spain
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

we had a great dinner here. I order a kind of pasta with seafood and my girlfriend octopus, which was not great. Eventhough, pasta was delicious, it is good to see they are able to make good pasta without a need of sauce. Highly recomended

Thank Herreras19
Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Hungry and tired after a morning exploring the beautiful city of Siena, we went looking for lunch - and to get out of a cold rain. After checking the menu, in we went and are so very glad we did! The place is lovely with simple, understated decor and of course pictures of horses (it IS Siena, after all). We... More 

Thank Mary H
Woodstock, New York
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168 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Everything we had was very good, but the brulee was fabulous. Good service, reasonable (but not bargain) prices. Excellent sliced steak, too.

Thank Timothy D
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were exploring Siena for our second morning in Tuscany. Tired and hungry, we left Piazza del Campo to seek for food. Our quick search resulted in San Desiderio, which location doesn't require us to take too many climbing steps or walk too far away for a decent food. This is very important when traveling with older parents. So, the... More 

Thank Johannes S
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

After visiting the Siena Duomo we literally stumbled on this most pleasant restaurant for lunch. The interior decorations pay tribute to the Palio races with lovely horse photos. We had lunch there twice during our visit to Siena. My husband and I both had bruschetta for a starter. For his main my husband had Pici--spaghetti with sausage both times. I... More 

Thank Talori
Raleigh, North Carolina
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155 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

To be fair, we arrived at 2:35 and they accepted us even though it was after serving hours. The food was good but the service was rather rushed. The COLD sparkling water was very refreshing for me as an American who has been without iced drinks for 10 days.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazzetta Luigi Bonelli 2, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 286091

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