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Osteria Il Grattacielo

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Via Dei Pontani, 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 334 631 1458
Today
11:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Small, local place with a soul. We were the only foreigners that night. Enjoyed a lot Italian character of the place. Nice service and great food, too. As Osteria, not sophisticated, but as for the type, great. Started with a plate of local meat (salami, prosciutto, sausage, and cheeses, including permesan and some localities). For the 2nd course, we took... More 

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Thank Tomasz B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

What a perfect little cozy restaurant tucked away in this beautiful city! We had read about this place in a Rick Steves guidebook and decided to try it out, we were not disappointed. There is no menu. You walk into the restaurant and at the counter they have an assortment of veggies, meats, cheeses, etc. You can point to what... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is a small little restaurant in Siena. They didn't have a ton of options, but when we were there one of the options was some kind of pasta with bacon and it was SO delicious. This was the best pasta dish I had on our whole trip to Italy. I really don't even know what it was, but it... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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550 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 685 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

You really need to either know some Italian to eat here or be comfortable with pointing to what you want. The choices are a "cold" plate which consists of various sausages/cheeses and salads right in front of you (making the pointing part easy) or hot dishes of the day. The day we enjoyed lunch here there were two different toppings... More 

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Thank Ann C
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We had two delicious lunches here. Each time we ordered a pasta dish to share as well as a spread of the prepared dishes, meats and cheeses on display. Affordable, delicious food and helpful and quick service. We ate rather early, but this place fills up quickly. Try a spread of everything!

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Thank lizzdailey
Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This is a tiny little osteria on a street corner, so small you may walk right by and miss it. Don't!!! They only have a few tables inside, maybe room for a dozen people at most. If it's nice outside the may be a few tables on the street. The food is amazing. They have a revolving selection of cold... More 

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Thank Rob M
Holt, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Love this place, buzzing, authentic and real. Eat with the locals either inside or out. Choice of different selection of dishes - delicious!

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Thank Lamukitten
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

I went to Siena with a couple of friends of mine to show them the beauty of Tuscany! Osteria il Grattacielo is a tiny rustic place with a friendly and cheerful atmosphere. We had a board of charcutery and cheeses, with few bowls of differents vegetables, cold legumes salads and italian style omelettes on the side! I ordered also a... More 

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Thank Giulia M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 tagliere i.e. platter. We opted for them to make it up for us but there... More 

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Thank neodill
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 to us because we didn't speak Italian, and she arrogantly put us down and belittled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 16
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Saturday
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?