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“Wine and pasta, the real thing!!!”
Review of Il Vinaio

Il Vinaio
Ranked #98 of 542 Restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 1 - USD 47
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Traditional "tuscany-old style" wine-restaurant.
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 !!!!

Thank Ricardo C
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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 in this intimate restaurant which made it hard to have a conversation. Then they proceeded to park her in her pram about 2 meters from us and placed a smartphone with youtube videos of cats being silly in front of her to keep her quiet. Unfortunately the volume of these videos was excessive and we gave up trying to speak over the squealing yowls and meows of the cats. Our wildboar arrived quickly thank god, all reheated as they don't have an actual kitchen which was a further disappointment. Finally, the parents of the baby stepped outside, shut the door and left us alone in the place to babysit the (however sweet) baby while they had a cigarette and a chat with a friend outside. We had expected higher class in a city like Siena, this would be fine for an aperitivo with friends, not for an intimate lunch.

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Thank LaSorciaia
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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
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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. From the recommended wine, to the description of the dishes, to their preparation, we couldn't have asked for more. Best of all was Claudio. He made three American tourists feel welcome.

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Thank PhxCat1
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Claudio G, Proprietario at Il Vinaio, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2014
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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 compagna!!!vi aspettiamo di nuovo nel nostro locale!!!!

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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 tried before. Quality of food, wine & service was excellent. Decor is fun. If this was in my hometown, it would be my local.

Thank Steph31009
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