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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 25 April 2017

Best food, value and fun evening yet in Italy. The antipasto was so filling, and modified with scrumptious vegetables for me, I could have stopped there. My husband loved the cold meats. Then came pasta dishes, one with meat, one with asparagus. Cheap but delicious...More

Thank Nelda L
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I'm just not able to explain how this place surprised me! Just few tables and a very friendly atmosphere, the autentic italian tradition of the 50s I can't wait to come back!

Thank GiuliaEC
Reviewed 17 November 2016

A medium sized room with three tables and a few chairs don't make a restaurant. Some cold appetizers (sardines, potato salad, hard boiled eggs, octopus salad) salami, cheese and one pasta, none of them very good. But you will eat you food sharing the table...More

1  Thank janelitamirta
Management response:Responded 9 May 2017

Mrs Janelita, We aren't a Restaurant but the Oldest Osteria in Siena, the different is that in Osteria you eat only the dealy meal, few things at few euros, the Osteria are usually small and ancient, share the tables because have few tables and it...More

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

It s a simple place where you can have simple plates in relatively cheap prices. The cook and the waiter are perfect but the food is medium (we had cold plate and pici pasta with anchovies ) and the red wine is a "NO". Low...More

1  Thank Zopyr
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Siena is a tourist hot spot but this place is run by locals and for locals Good value Tasty food: they do not have full a la carte menu but rather a few variations of dinner of the day Excellent service with a couple of...More

Thank michal_l0nd0n
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Friendly, easy-going atmosphere, fresh food, excellent price ratio. They serve platters of ham and cheese and have different vegetables. I'd recommend the cheackpea salad with mozzarella and herrings. Another must is the "finocchiona di cinta senese"!

Thank Nicoletta F
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We loved this place. It is small and there are few choices. But the food is excellent and it was so cheap! The antipasti was fantastic and the pasta was also supergood.

Thank Roos K
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Restaurant full of locals, we wanted to eat in a place used by locals so as to have an authentic experience. They were very busy, but welcoming. Food simple but tasty.

1  Thank Walt0n
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We ate here three times in two weeks after stumbling upon it on our fourth night and we've stayed longer we would have been back. This Osteria claims to be the oldest in Siena and there is an article from the Times on the wall...More

1  Thank ian1232015
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Very popular with local people. Went in a group of 7 and they looked after us really well. They did us a mix of meat, cheese, veg and pasta and it was fantastic.

Thank 169coling
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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