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“Surpringly excellent small restaurant outside the walls” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trattoria Fori Porta

Trattoria Fori Porta
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Ranked #54 of 516 Restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$27 - US$43
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Andover, Massachusetts
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159 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Surpringly excellent small restaurant outside the walls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

We ate here because it was very close to Palazzo di Valli where we were staying and it was recommended by our innkeepers. In general, we have learned to take innkeepers' restaurant recommendations with some skepticism, as they tend to recommend places operated by their friends rather than by quality. However, this place was really good. The couple who are the proprietors and share the service are an interesting pair - he is genial and slovenly and she is elegant and reserved.The food was surprisingly creative - try their stuffed onions and the "Midieval Duck". The house red wine was quite drinkable and the prices very reasonable. This would have been a real find even if it had not been so convenient.

  • Visited October 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Food was very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

We went for lunch and were a little disconcerted that we couldn't find anyone after we entered. The food was great, and the house red wine was fabulous-the white not so much. The guy who waited on us wore a dirty t-shirt, which we found strange, but it didn't send us screaming from the room. The decor is very pleasant, and the restaurant is located practically across the street from the Hotel Palazzo di Valli, which was wonderful. Ample portions, and the food was nicely seasoned.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cleveland, Ohio
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“We ate there twice...loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

Out of this world homemade authentic Italian food! Between the four dishes that we both had...all we can do is rave! Stefan was an incredible host and we had fun with him too. He explained how he and his son cooked a few of the dishes with explanations that I will try to make at home. He even showed us the huge portobello mushrooms that he hand picked for the dishes he was cooking the next day. The house wine was excellent and we bought three bottles to take with us too because we liked it so much! Stefan told us that his friend made the wine and it only cost $8 per bottle! We will be back again next year when we return.

Visited October 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Ate there twice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

Wonderful restaurant that was a five minute walk from our wonderful hotel. The caramelized onion and fig appetizers were outstanding. Pasta entrees were delicious and the beef with herbs was the best meat entree we had in Italy. One evening we dined with all the English speaking guests at our hotel (eight of us) and another night on our own. Each time, the service was excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“If you are in Siena.. Don't miss this place!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

Excellent food, The Pici Pasta in Ragu, a mixed grill of Cinta Sinese, and Canalini Beans with Garlic and sage, a glass of white Chianti.. Puff pastry caramelised with grapes and hot custard, a delightful end to fabulous meal
Hosts Stefano and Serena are really good with the recommendations and with the warm personalised service

Visited September 2013
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