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Osteria Il Grattacielo

Via Dei Pontani 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 334 631 1458
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“salami” (9 reviews)
“pasta salad” (2 reviews)
“mixed starter” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Dei Pontani 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun place to eat. It is a charming little hole in the wall with a few tables inside and a few tables outside underneath some arched architecture. We sat outside. The atmosphere was very informal, casual and relaxed. The man that waited...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I had a lot of referrals to eat in Siena but all of them were full or closed on Sunday. This was the last one and I’m glad it was like that. It was not my first choice but loved their pesto. The staff is...More

Thank 369nunof
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is a very small yet cozy restaurant to enjoy some local food. No menus, you can mix the displayed ham, cheese and vegetable in one plate. The food tastes good in general, but the portion of one plate is quite small.

Thank mary w
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to get into Osteria Il Grattacielo without a reservation. We took a chance on a Saturday night and showed up a few minutes before opening at 7:30. The staff was so gracious and sat us at an inside table. We...More

Thank Odyssey134247
Reviewed 29 July 2018

a few slanting tables and a mixed starters plate to die for. the sausages and pomodoro taste incredibly fresh and intense, the parmesano cheese melts in your mouth. it's simple, but all ingredients are fresh and high quality. excellent!

1  Thank XTPH
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing!!! My favorite place to eat in Siena! This simple genuine Italian food! I love that there was no menu and it was whatever was fresh on the day. Highly recommended and very adorable.

2  Thank Azuro21
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We stopped there for lunch. The staff is prompt and kind. We were seated outside in the shade (under a vault) and it was just right. We had one pasta dish and one variety of appetizers. Good stuff. Portions were huge. They do not accept...More

2  Thank Kiara P
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Came here for an early lunch. No menu. Basically we pointed out what we wanted and they put it on our plates. Total cost for 2: 17 Euros. Pretty good value. As for the food, we both thought the pasta salad was nothing special. The...More

1  Thank smbowman
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We had a big lunch so we weren't very hungry upon arriving at this ristorante. However we had the pesto pasta and the mixed plate and were sufficiently sated. My son thoroughly enjoyed the meat and cheese plate, which seemed to be offered at each...More

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Tucked away in a side street, the day's menu handwritten on a paper placemat and taped to the wall. Good food simply made. Reasonable price, lovely staff. What's not to like?

1  Thank Foodloose
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23 September 2017|
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Response from Stane M | Reviewed this property |
Hi again, i was there yesterday, reservation is possible only for dinner, for lunch not. There are quite a few tables, so you shouldn't have problem to either get one or wait for a 15 minutes. Btw food is still good :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dei Pontani 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 334 631 1458
  • E-mail
Tipical Toscana's Osteria, very Small and very cheep the oldest in Siena since 1840.
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