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Osteria La Sosta di Violante

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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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Victoria, Australia
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256 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent starters, vegetables and the steak - we had a 1.6kg aged T-bone between six of us - fantastic!

Thank Charlie S
Antwerp, Belgium
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as you step into the restaurant you have this authentic feeling. The setting, the decor, it just feels local. But the dishes are spectacular in their simplicity. As a starter I had the Spaghetti di Gragnano with a delicious Chianti saus ... it was just wonderful. As a secundi platti the Savoy rolls filled with beef and vegetables.... More 

Thank Stef_447
Eureka, California
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I came here from seeing the amazing reviews. It didn't disappoint! I ordered the pumpkin lasagna and my boyfriend got a salad of rabbit and herbs. Both were perfectly flavored and delicious. I will make a point to come back here next time I'm in Siena!

Thank Tree H
Florence, Italy
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741 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 481 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I routinely attended this Siena district until about twenty years ago and I don't remember this Osteria. It probably didn't exist. Recently a colleague for a quick business lunch introduced me to it, and it was a pleasant discovery. I ordered pecorino cheese fritters with pear sauce, without knowing that this dish is very popular; you'll find it mentioned many... More 

Thank Brun066
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner at this restaurant. The dishes are authentic but unfortunately we ordered 2 plates that were over seasoned. The cheese in the lasgna was too intense.

Thank Salvador A
San Francisco, California
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101 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a short walk but a World away from the Campo with a gorgeous dining room that is just what you dream about when Tuscany comes to mind. It is mostly locals here because it is off the tourist track but just be cool and you can have real Tuscan food sorry real Siennese food. I have been coming... More 

Thank Marshall C
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I know this place since years now and it is always a pleasure have a dinner there. It is not one of the best place in Siena... it is simply "the best" place in Siena. The food is delicious and very well presented.

Thank Pietro D
Birmingham, Alabama
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 

Thank MichaelJBhamAL
Syracuse, New York
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147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
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 

Thank ediebSyracuse
Mumbai, India
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281 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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?