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Osteria Il Grattacielo

Via Dei Pontani 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 334 631 1458
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“salami” (9 reviews)
“antipasti” (9 reviews)
“pasta salad” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Dei Pontani 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

An old school "Osteria". No fixed/a la carte menu for lunch (the time we went) with only fresh food of the day available. Extremely friendly and polite staff. Delicious food (we had the mushroom and barley soup), delicious house wine, and a beautiful and tasty...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank neodill
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

I went their with my wife, who speaks Italian, food was great, service good, all was well. I returned 4 days later, with my Mother, my Sister and her two daughters, none of us speak Italian, and everything was different. The waitress was so rude...More

Date of visit: October 2015
2  Thank Diamonddave1965
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Our first meal in Siena. We ordered an assorted meats and cheeses platter with garbanzo salad. Fast and great service. Order at the counter. No table service.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Elisa A
Reviewed 13 October 2015

You can easily walk past it - not much more than a couple of holes in the wall. It is not fine food, but this is where locals grab a good and fast lunch. Tourists are just about tolerated, so best not to go at...More

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank kuaychap
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate here a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed a mixed plate so much that we recommended it to a group of friends who were in Siena at the same time - they too enjoyed the meal. My husband who does...More

Date of visit: October 2015
1  Thank KylieM457
Reviewed 30 August 2015

possibly one of the smallest osterie in Siena, if one has never tried simple honestly prepared traditional fast food, this is the place to start. perhaps not the most welcoming place, but who cares ;-)

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank marcopU9379OG
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

My brother highly recommended this osteria after he visited earlier this year and he was right! It's a tiny place located near all the busy Siena life BUT tucked away from it all. It's very popular with the Italians but do wait for a space...More

Date of visit: August 2015
1  Thank 734tors
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Probably the best meal we had in Tuscany (and Italy) this summer 2015. We had antipasti to share amongst the family.It was super tasty and fresh. It is located in a small street, need to know and dare to sit but if you did, you're...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank 721vincentm
Reviewed 22 July 2015

The restaurant offers interior and exterior room. It's a small sized one, placed at the bottom of the street. Quite nice atmosphere and helpful service. The cold plate that I had was quite good composed of local varieties: small fish with basilic sauce, potates and...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank D42N
Reviewed 12 July 2015

This was our first meal in Siena. Short 5 minute walk from the bus station (Piazza Antonio Gramsci). For lunch, they have an assortment of prepared foods - various salads, vegetable items, meats and cheese. You pick and chose what you want and how much...More

Date of visit: May 2015
Thank bayarea_badger
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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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