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Osteria Boccon del Prete

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via San Pietro, 17, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 280388
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us (teaching colleagues) visited here spontaneously for lunch, as another restaurant in the same street, where we had enjoyed an excellent lunch two years previously, was closed (presumably because it was Monday). Service was quick and friendly, and the vaulted complex of rooms attractive. We shared excellent polenta crostini (with Tuscan sausage) and crostini with smoked swordfish; chickpea... More 

Thank jeremypgray
Lisbon, Portugal
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191 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We came here by advise of our hotel and we really enjoyed it. The food was very good, tasty and authentic. The staff was very kind.

Thank Sergio_Nogueira
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Walked in without a reservation. We must have lucked out because the owner had to turn away customers throughout the night because they were full. Service was spot on as was the food. Had the starter of grilled Italian sausage on polenta crostini with Parmesan sauce....OMG! The best thing I have eaten in Italy so far. Followed it up with... More 

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458 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Nothing pretentious about this place, it does though have several levels under the ground floor. There were 4 of us and we had between us some pasta, sformatina, tagliata and pork with salads and other sides. Overall we over ordered given the size of the dishes. Reasonable wine list at reasonable prices.

Thank westy54
Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We spent only one evening in Siena and hadn't thought to make a reservation. The manager of the apartment where we were staying recommended this Osteria. We passed by on our walks and asked to be able to reserve for the same evening. We received an almost angry reply that the restaurant didn't take reservations as they had a large... More 

Thank Yvette P
La Clusaz, France
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went here as the place we hoped to go to was full and another hard to find. It was a Plan B, or even C. In fact it was a great option as the food was wonderful, service was friendly and appropriately attentive without being intrusive, environment a bit of a quirky modern feel in a traditional space and... More 

Thank Aravisgirl
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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541 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Tucked into a shadowy avenue between Siena's cathedral and public square, Osteria Boccon specializes in traditional Sienese cuisine, served up in generous portions. It's an excellent alternative to the countless restaurants catering to daytrippers with virtually indistinguishable fare. Service is cheerful and no-nonsense. Expect a hearty welcome and a meal to go along with it.

Thank Kirk E
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I discovered this place through a colleague art professor and guide in Siena and have returned several times. It is easy to find once you know it is there and only two blocks from the Duomo. The food is simple but delicious and very reasonably priced. Service is efficient--a great place to catch a wonderful lunch without spending three hours

Thank Uwe R
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

It should BE BANNED FROM TripAdvisor. How can you treat a customer like that, this "restaurant" alias food for dummies is nothing like a true Italian restaurant.

Thank Alexandre Y
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Don't know what the food is like but the person/owner was very rude. We asked for a table for 3 people, he apparently said he didn't have one but looked like he preceded to look for one down the hallway so my wife followed him only to be told "Why are you still here I told you we don't have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via San Pietro, 17, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 280388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?