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Il Vinaio

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$$ - $$$
Italian, Wine Bar
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Via Sant'Agata 8 | Near Porta Tufi, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 42491
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11:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for an ITALIAN restaurant, then you will find it here!!! Don't ask for a fancy waiters, fancy place or fancy food. But if you are looking for an real experience with good wine of the house and pasta ... Please come over here!!! Classified: YOU MUST GO IN SIENA !!!!

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Thank Ricardo C
Marsciano, Italy
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

We were hoping to have a romantic Sunday lunch without our children for the day. Although the Vinaio's owners were very friendly and their roughly one year old daughter was darling, we didn't have the relaxing lunch we had hoped for. The baby was shouted at not to disturb us, although her chatter was cute it was the loud reprimanding... More 

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Thank LaSorciaia
Framingham, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

Family run. Eating a meal is like being a guest of the family. The bean soup was divine, as was the veal and the local wine was lovely. Very reasonably priced. Charming hosts.

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Thank redeetogo
Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

We stumbled across Il Vinaio while looking for another establishment and were very glad we did. This is the type of meal we were looking for in Italy. A proprietor who takes pride in serving fresh great tasting food in connection with local wines. The atmosphere was cozy and appropriate for the location. Everything added up to a great experience.... More 

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grazieeeee!!!vi ringrazio infinitamente è una gioia poter deliziare delle persone fantastiche come voi!!!!!siete stati gentilissimi voi e la vostra splendida... More 

Homer, Alaska
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

We had plans to have dinner somewhere else that was full, so we wandered down the street and in the door. We were treated like honored guests, not the bumbling tourists that we are. We asked lots of questions and our waiter patiently made great suggestions. We sampled a lot of great food, including some local dishes we had never... More 

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Thank Steph31009
Moscow, Russia
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Very good value for money. This is a family restaurant offering a wide range of cheese, ham, wine, sweets of Toscany. We wanted to taste all the specialties and waiters did their best to satisfy us. On our way back we even returned to this cozy place to buy wine and pan forte and it cost really little! Highly recommended!!!

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Thank Claire B
Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

I ended up eating lunch at this restaurant out of accident and I am so glad I did. I was on my way out of Siena and wanted to eat before I left. The other places were closing and this place was still serving. I sadly cannot remember the name of what I ordered, but the server told me he... More 

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Pelotas, RS
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236 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is one of those places that you'd never enter if you just pass by. And we saw several people doing just that - looking inside and going away. I felt sorry for them. This is a small place in a quiet street. The decor is simple, but charming. We came in at 3 pm, the place was almost empty,... More 

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surrey, england
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

The array of hams, sausages and vegetables hanging above the food counters were a harbinger of an excellent lunch consisting of a mixed plate of warm and cold antipasto - great selection, tasty and satisfying. The friendly staff cautioned us against ordering one each, and it proved that sharing was indeed the better option and of course kinder on our... More 

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Jackson, WY
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

We had a mixed cheese and cured meat plate here and I have no complaints about that. The foods were all from the region and carefully thought out, eg the cheeses ranging from young to old. The Chianti we had with the plate was delicious, although I don't think you'd go here if you're looking for an extensive selection of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 42
Cuisine
Italian, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sant'Agata 8 | Near Porta Tufi, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 42491
Description
Traditional "tuscany-old style" wine-restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?