siena province

Ristorante Daniela

In the spa town San Casciano dei Bagni, the Ristorante Daniela serves updated Tuscan cuisine restaurant-style. Highly recommended by our clients. Closed Wednesdays. Piazza Matteotti 7, center of town. 0578-58041. ($$)*… Read More

Trattoria Osenna

Trattoria Osenna, highly recommended restaurant in San Quirico d’ Orcia, with a wonderful setting for outside dining back in the courtyard under the enormous wisteria sheltering the terrace tables. Lot’s to choose on the menu. The ravioli is some of the best I’ve ever had. Their steaks (tagliata) are aged tender so you can almost cut with a fork, and delicious. Closed Wednesdays. Last visit June 2014. Via Dante Alighieri 42, center of town. Tel: 0577-897-541. www.trattoriaosenna.com/ ($$)… Read More

Osteria del Cardinale

Located on the main street of San Quirico d’ Orcia, Osteria del Cardinale took this spot 3 years ago from il Tinaio. This is an excellent restaurant serving high quality Tuscan food, much care is taken in presentation, food is both delicious to taste and attractive on the plate. There’s a high-vaulted dining room downstairs but we have always sat at the street-side tables. No inexpensive house wines here, only “fine” wines so the cost of the meal does go… Read More

Ristorante il Garibaldi

While driving past San Quirico d’ Orcia, you’ll see Ristorante il Garibaldi, which is one of our favorite road-house truck-stops. After a brief closure it has re-opened with new management and remodeling. Still they carry on the excellent Friday & Saturday special fish and seafood menu! Located at the Tamoil Petrol stop on SS2, Via Cassia. Tel. 0577-898-315 ($$)… Read More

Osteria Da Gagliano

Osteria Da Gagliano in Sarteano features fresh seasonal cooking by Chef Angela who trained under the Michelin starred chef Alain Ducasse. Menu is inspired by recipes from her grandmother. Angela’s husband lent his name to the place, and you find Gagliano there meeting and greeting the guests. Order anything with truffles! Closed Tuesdays. Via Roma 5, a few steps from the main piazza in the old town. Best food in Sarteano but bring cash as they don’t take credit cards!… Read More

da Quinto al Ceppo

da Quinto, 10 minutes north of Siena, in its recently remodeled restaurant has served classic Tuscan cooking for many decades, with rustic pasta dishes and even game on the menu, antipasto selection laid out for self-service. Very popular with locals. Closed Tuesdays. About 7 km north of Siena along the old Via Cassia at the T-section to Fungaia, Riciano. 0577-593-387. ($$)… Read More

Osteria Lornano

Osteria Lornano is located in a small hamlet just north of Siena, they serve excellent Tuscan cooking at a very pleasant outdoor seating area – it’s a nice looking place inside, too. Closed Mondays. Stop by here for a delicious lunch on your way to the Chianti. To reach the village, take Badesse exit just north of Siena and follow signs to Lornano. 0578-309-146. ($$)*… Read More

Locanda dell’Amorosa

Locanda dell’Amorosa near Sinalunga serves some of the best food in Tuscany, under wide brick arches of the converted stables, where they can accommodate large groups. Delicious experience in every way, we really enjoyed our last visit few years ago. Part of a charming country hotel. Restaurant is closed on Mondays and also no lunch on Tuesdays. It’s a stunningly beautiful place, drive up to have a look even if not going to lunch. Located up a long cypress lined… Read More

Pizzeria La Compagnia restaurant Torrenieri Tuscany

Pizzeria La Compagnia restaurant Torrenieri Tuscany Pizzeria La Compagnia in Torrenieri has the best thin-crust Roman style pizza in Tuscany! I really mean this, we crave their pizza while away from Tuscany. The pizza menu has over 30 choices, but I urge you to try my favorite, the gorgonzola and onion pizza, it’s amazing. Besides delicious pizza, they have a full restaurant menu with starter plates, very good pastas and steaks for dinner. Friendly service and warm hospitality by the… Read More

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Ristorante Conte Matto

       Ristorante Conte Matto in Trequanda is one of our all-time favorites, they serve excellent meals at good value. We choose the mixed antipasto, delicious duck liver pate, handmade pasta and smooth creamy risotto, tasty lamb chops, and well-aged beef are followed up by mouthwatering desserts. Ask Davido to recommend local wines. Well worth a detour, parking lot just below school, a wide sunny terrace has panoramic views, attractive décor and a/c inside. South end of town. Read More