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Osteria del Gatto

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££ - £££
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Via San Marco 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 287133
Mon - Fri 12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 22:00
Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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Spokane, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem! Like the title says it was wonderful traditional Italian family restaurant...great food and reasonable prices...highly recommend.

Thank KeithSn
rome, italy
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We ate there 2 days in a row....i would highly recommend it!! The menu is original with typical dishes from the area. It's not the usual tourist trap! The cook & waitstaff are extremely friendly and the prices are reasonable. The food was truly delicious, really worth it...from the appetizers - crostino with beans & lard and cold cut plate... More 

Thank renee419
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We tried this restaurant at the recommendation of our host as a simple and inexpensive choice for dinner. We both had ravioli, followed by a steak dish, a tomato salad and a dish with beans and pork, along with a jug of house wine. We were very happy with the quality and price. Don't expect a 'fine dining' experience, but... More 

Thank cjrolls
Co. Laois
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

As we were living nearby we visited this place one evening. Yes little English spoken but we managed with our little Italian and a very helpful waitress. But we did not enjoy the "welcome" seems locals get treated better. Yes, it's small but we were placed at a long front table, apart from other local diners. Menu was poor but... More 

Thank Colette M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Found this little restaurant by chance during our honeymoon. We were immediately amused by the handwritten daily menu and no English details. The simple decor and no fuss very friendly staff shows confidence and that the guys know what they are doing. We had pecorino with spiced figs and a simple frittata with bacon, Sausage in chianti and salt cod.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our dinner at Osteria del Gatto. From the moment you enter, you can feel the difference compared to other more tourist catered restaurants. The menu was written only in Italian, but the waitress spoke enough English to help us know what to order. The food was very good! Interesting...they told us it was "not possible" to... More 

Thank lbmac
Auburn, Ca
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Limited menu but the real deal. The ragu was authentic bolognese. The gnocchiletta with hazelnuts was delicious (but rich). Great meal!

Thank Jeff S
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Italian only menu and limited spoken English should not stop you. The ravioli in a butter sage sauce was one of the best and the sausage in chianti sauce was scrumptious. Gatto's 4.5 stars are well deserved. Friendly wait staff.

Thank Morepaperplease
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This small cafe can be hard to find, but it's worth the trip! We stopped in for lunch after a hot day touring Siena and we were well taken care of by the owner and his staff. A selection of Italian meats and cheese began the meal, and we also enjoyed a wonderful tomato salad with basil. The pasta with... More 

Thank Suzanne919
Scarborough, ME
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The first sign that this restaurant was going to be good was that it was the only restaurant on our 10 day trip to Italy whose menu was not translated into English. This small osteria was recommended to us by a local and we had one of our best meals in Italy there. The antipasti were amazing - caprese with... More 

Thank ScarboroughFoodie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$28
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Marco 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 287133

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?