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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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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Dei Pontani 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
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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?

Thank Foodloose
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Been here for dinner and really loved the entire experience. It might not be everyones taste because of the unusual location, but we certainly loved it. The food was just great, best antipasti EVER, amazingly nice and fun staff and super pasta. If we would...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We visited there at lunch time and were lucky to find a place for ourselves at palio period. Quite fast, nice selection of salumi and formaggi and other things however i was not aware there were actually other things to eat, hope they would spend...More

Thank Taschino
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It's no more than a few tables, often shared between strangers. It has loads of atmosphere and authentic food. Its simple fare, but really good. No menu, just whatever is available.

Thank jlucasquental
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great authentic atmosphere, no menus, just pick from the daily offer. Shared tables on the outside, right next to the amazing Piazza del Campo, quick and easy service and extremely fair priced considering the location. Interesting fact: this Osteria is one of the eldest in...More

Thank Johnny P
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This place is sooo authentic, sooo "Ancient-Osteria-Siena-style", it's a MUST when staying in the city. Cheap but delicious lunch, you choose from the counter, the wine is honest and the staff very helpfull. Don't expect large tables, you might even have to share... but that's...More

Thank Koen D
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This Osteria was probably one of the most authentic meals we had during our two weeks in Italy. We didn't know much about it but we waited for a few minutes outside for it to open. All the sudden, as soon as the doors opened...More

Thank Sammyandrewmur
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Authentic Tuscan place, no menus, just choose from what's been made fresh that day. Fabulous pasta, welcoming proprietors, nice ambiance.

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Two couples eating a quick lunch in a very busy area of Siena. We picked from a choice of about ten pre made items and they were all good. They also had one pasta dish thar t Was very go,of.

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Very simple, yet excellent and affordable food. Just off piazza del Campo. Place is very small, so bo sure to be here quick enough to get a table.

Thank Stane M
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24 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
USD 10 - USD 18
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
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Tipical Toscana's Osteria, very Small and very cheep the oldest in Siena since 1840.
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