Siena Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Siena

November 23, 2017 Marissa Gamble

This Tuscan hill town will transport you back to the Middle Ages. Siena's grand cathedral, built in the 1200s, has treasured artworks and marvelous marble floors. The Piazza del Campo, the main town square, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's also home to the Palio, perhaps the most infamous horserace in the world. No goofy hats and mint juleps here—this is a medieval tradition involving bareback riders racing on cobblestones (so as you might imagine, it's quite dangerous). Siena is an easy daytrip by train from Florence, just 43 miles away.
Things to do in Siena

1. Antica Osteria da Divo

Via Franciosa 25-29, 53100, Siena, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +39 0577 284381
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Antica Osteria da Divo

Reviewed By Michele_Vannini - Pistoia

We had dinner the other night at this marvelous place. Beef tartare served with truffles was awesome, simple yet you will taste the quality of beef and truffles. Risotto is perfectly cooked as well and the lamb is particularly very delicious... and to conclude the awesome dinner we had pannacotta. THE STAFF ARE ALL POLITE AND CHARMING. I cant wait to come back next year....

2. La Taverna di San Giuseppe

Via Giovanni Dupre 132, 53100, Siena, Italy Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$337 - HK$675 +39 0577 42286
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

La Taverna di San Giuseppe

Reviewed By Emily N

This resaurant exceeded our expectations, which were very high to begin with! The restaurant is located in an Etruscan grotto that is over 2,000 years old, and they will let you walk through the old wine cellar during your visit. Our waiter was Luca, who was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We had the filet with fresh truffles, tagliatelle with porcini, and eggplant with baked pecorino. It was all delicious! Luca recommended an excellent bottle of Moltalcino wine. The dessert was to die for - tiramisu with La Taverna di San Giuseppe’s reserva grappa. This restaurant was the highlight of our trip to Siena and we would recommend it to anyone any day.

3. Osteria La Sosta di Violante

Via di Pantaneto 115, 53100, Siena, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +39 0577 43774
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Osteria La Sosta di Violante

Reviewed By DoingMyBucketList - Marlow, United Kingdom

We ate here on the recommendation of our hotel. We arrived as the restaurant opened at 7pm, it filled up very quickly and there was a queue as we left. My beef was ok but my husband's chicken was excellent so we've gone for a 4 as a fair review. Service was helpful and very speedy so don't expect to be there for a leisurely meal.

4. L'Oro di Siena

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 61/65, 53100, Siena, Italy Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner HK$133 - HK$596 +39 0577 282729
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

L'Oro di Siena

Reviewed By Houbert-Bertie - Brussels, Belgium

Located near the Porta Ovile, this restaurant serves a limited number of dishes (antipasti, primi, secondi and dolce) presented on a handwritten menu. The dishes are just exceptional. Among the dishes tried, I ate rabbit with black pepper. This was tasty. The service is fantastic. The wine is served in a very original manner. Walk 15 minutes away from the Piazza del Campo and discover this fantastic place.

5. Gino Cacino di Angelo

Piazza del Mercato 31, 53100, Siena, Italy Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Wine Bar, Italian, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$94 +39 0577 223076
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Gino Cacino di Angelo

Reviewed By Hannahdavidson1992

A lovely Italian deli tucked behind the main square. Long queue just to get a take away. After a half an hour wait just for a take away we didn't fancy waiting any longer for a table and a platter, although the platters looked delicious we couldn't quite work out how to order them. You also need to be a big fan of strong cheeses. We ordered the pork roll which was amazing! And the sausage and taleggio. The sausage was Italian style and it was like raw sausage and strong cheese.
Lovely atmospheric place, but you do need to be a fan of strong cheeses!

6. Menchetti

Via Giuseppe Pianigiani 5, 53100, Siena, Italy Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Brunch +39 0577 230263
Excellent
68%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 200 reviews

Menchetti

Reviewed By Anuj_Mithani - Mumbai, India

I should clarify upfront - Menchetti is not an independent store, but a pizza/bakery counter located within a large, gourmet foods-tore (Consorzia Agrario Siena, opposite Piazza Salimbeni) – I went in circles trying to find it, but I’m glad we (eventually) did.
We popped by for a quick lunch – you wait in queue with a ticket, place your order and collect when the food comes out of the oven. There are a few tables to stand around and eat, though many patrons do takeaway. The star dish is pizza – sold by the slice/weight – I think we paid under 2€ for each generous and delicious slice.
Very popular with the locals, many of whom seem to drop by for a quick bite from work.

7. Lo Speziale

Piazza del Campo, 61, 53100, Siena, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Wine Bar Lunch, Brunch +39 0577 289176
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

Lo Speziale

Traditional store with typical products of siena.

Reviewed By ediebSyracuse - Syracuse, New York

Found this small Sandwich shop on the piazza in Siena. Woman that runs it makes your Sandwich fresh as you order it. We shared a baguette with fennel salami, cheese, greens, tomato and oil and balsamic vinegar. Very authentic italian. Wine was also good and the entire cost was 10Euros.

8. Antica Salumeria Salvini

Strada Statale 73 Ponente 46, 53100, Siena, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +39 0577 394399
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 532 reviews

Antica Salumeria Salvini

Reviewed By MaxsSunshineTour - British Columbia, Canada

We stayed for a week just down the road and this place was invaluable for bread, milk, cheese, sausages, artichoke, eggplant, wine and all other miscellaneous fantastic Italian deli items. It's got a small dining room where you can eat all the deli items and the wonderful staff look after you as if you were their long lost family.
So, it's not really a proper "restaurant", but if you have been travelling for a while and are fed up with white table cloths and formal restaurant settings then this is the place for you. It has a lovely atmosphere and a very welcome change for the most delicious lunch...just point, smile and they will look after the rest!

9. Salefino Vino e Cucina

Via Degli Umiliati 1/3, 53100, Siena, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$196 - HK$385 +39 0577 287224
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 890 reviews

Salefino Vino e Cucina

Reviewed By KingVazz - London, United Kingdom

The restaurant is located in the heart of Siena. The decor inside is simple but yet welcoming.
The main ingredients are simple and traditional which make the dishes flavourful and familiar.
At the same time you can notice a touch of innovation making the dish more refined. It’s not easy to find a restaurant in Siena capable to combine all these elements; in my opinion Salefino does this perfectly.
The restaurant offers a “menu del giorno” (menu of the day) which changes according to seasons and availability.
Dishes I would recommend:
Linguine Aglio Olio and Pecorino with Cicale di mare (main)
Galletto with sautéed spinach (main)
Salefino has also to offer a broad wine list and a small selection of artisanal beers.
The only “negative” that I could think of is that the tables are incredibly close to each other making the passage quite difficult.
In terms of price, it perfectly reflects the quality of the food. In fact the restaurant was awarded by the Gambero Rosso for the best quality/price restaurant 17/18.

10. Toscana Golosa

Via della Sapienza 35, 53100, Siena, Italy Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Italian, Delicatessen, Wine Bar, Street Food, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch HK$47 - HK$141 +39 0577 045887
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 489 reviews

Toscana Golosa

La struttura è temporaneamente chiusa tra il 03/08/2017 e il 13/08/2017. La struttura riaprirà il 14/08/2017. Scusate per l'inconveniente.

Reviewed By Wongluk - Hong Kong, China

Came for lunch. It is essentially a delicatessen with a few tables. Difficult to get a table at busy times. Many people just buying a Sandwich to go. Recommend to sit down and order an antipasti platter and wine. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Just let them put the platter together. Reasonable prices.

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