Well-seasoned meats, fresh pasta and other ingredients cooked in the finest extra virgin olive oil from the Chianti region all characterize Sienese food. Go to the Osteria Nonna Gina for fine home-cooked Sienese food in a cozy setting. Located a few minutes away from the Duomo, this is popular among locals as well as visitors.
Ristorante Arnolfo has some of the finest dining in Siena, and has the Michelin stars to prove it. It features tasting menus of six or more small courses, so you can get a sample of Siena's best dishes, or an a la carte menu. Calling ahead to make a reservation here is highly recommended because it fills up fast.
For a treat after lunch or dinner, head to Il Gelato or Brivido, the town's most famous gelaterias. They are steps away from the Campo and perfect for a warm summer's day. During the wintertime, consider heading to Nannini, a bakery and café with excellent Tuscan sweets. Try the sweet specialty of Siena, the panforte, a cake made of honey, almonds and candied fruits.
Via Camollia 72
In the Fortezza Medicea over 1,300 wines on their list... read more
Via di Castelvecchio 65
Off Via San Pietro
Local favorite, seasonal menu, reservations recommended... read more
Via del Porrione 33
Just off the Campo
Live music in the summer and hand written menus...
Via Salicotto 69
No menus, order straight from the owner for traditional fare... read more
Via delle Campane 6
Modern twist on Tuscan cuisine, reservations required... read more
Via di Pantaneto 115
Traditional Sienese food, great place for lunch...
Via della Galluzza 26
Award winning restaurant serving traditional Sienese food... read more
Via del Porrione 28
Lots of vegetarian options, English speaking servers... read more
Via Camollia 122
Informal and inexpensive local dining... read more
Via Banchi di Sopra 85
Grand Hotel Continental
Elegant, romantic dining in the Grand Hotel Continental... read more
Via delle Terme 66
Small wine bar specializing in local tapas style dishes... read more
Via Di Porta Giustizia 39
Via del Castoro 3
Between Via di Città and the Duomo
Via Salicotto 7-9
9m/30 ft. off Il Campo to left of the Palazzo Pubblico
Via Franciosa 25-29
Behind the left flank of the Duomo
Piazza del Mercato 6
Behind the Palazzo Pubblico