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“My favorite restaurant in Siena”

Antica Trattoria Papei
Ranked #64 of 544 Restaurants in Siena
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I had read about this restaurant in a travel book and asked our hotel desk clerk what he thought of it. He highly recommended it to us so we decided to dine here our first night in Siena. We were not disappointed. We split a pasta dish with bolognese sauce as an appetizer and then shared steak Florentine as a main course. I also enjoyed a delicious soup. We sat outside on the Terrace which faces the Siena Market which of course was empty at this time of the evening. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our first meal in Siena!

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Sunday evening our group of 11 had on previous evening booked a table, The place we had checked on TA list.
When we arrived we were seated on the outdoor terrace, it was an extremely busy place.
Whilst ordering pre-dinner drinks, was watching a table of Italians, 3 of whom had ordered the most incredibly HUGE steaks I have ever seen, brought to their table.
The place was buzzing in atmosphere.
Food having been ordered, My choice a warm Chicken Pate with bread as starter ( previously only served as a paste type pate )this was magnificent. Then my main selection was, as the menu said, Chunks of Duck, again wonderful, with this, a great selection of Reds.
The place was full of people from different countries, and through the evening lots of changes of faces , don't know how many covers they served, at this family Trattoria but believe me a great many.
All our table - TOTAL ENJOYMENT !

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Thank Roy055
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

A really nice outdoor trattoria on the Piazza del Mercato, it offers a wide variety of dishes and pastas. Very good service overseen by the family matriarch !! Busy but still very comfortable. Very good go to spot while seeing the sights of Siena. Definately worth checking out !

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

This place was recommended by our guide, as it it off the piazza and therefore a bit less expensive. It is near a parking lot, so not great for ambiance. But we had a group of 8 of us and we all had an enjoyable meal.I had a spaghetti with tomatoes and garlic, and my husband had a pasta dish with wild boar. The waiter was not too friendly at first, but warmed up to us after a while and began joking with us. He wasn't thrilled to have to do separate checks for each couple but he did it. Overall a good lunch had by all.

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Thank Suzy_Florida08
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

We found this restaurant based on recommendations from 2 separate locals. Not the best location given the view is the local parking lot behind the Piazza il Campo, but still nice. We wandered in and the owner was very friendly and we were immediately given a table. Within a short time the entire restaurant was full. The staff were delightful, very attentive and friendly. We had the Veal Scallopine, the Chicken Liver Pate, the Prosciutto Melon and finished with the Tiramisu and Panecotta desserts together with a bottle of the local Chainti. Overall the food was nice but the Veal was a bit tough and the sauce a bit watery. We did however have a lovely evening and enjoyed the night.

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Thank Barry T
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