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Trattoria La Tellina
Ranked #104 of 541 Restaurants in Siena
Price range: US$11 - US$14
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 30 May 2013

We were walking through Siena in the rain on the way to meet friends at their hotel. We passed by this restaurant, saw that it had a Rick Steves recommendation posted up front and was drawn to what looked to be a charming restaurant. We told our friends about it and they were agreeable. We each tried one another’s varying dishes (mushroom risotto, bolognese, frutti di mare, etc.) and each was salty, salty, salty, and salty some more. It could have been an off night for the cook, which was unfortunate for us. We should have known that it would not be good because there were only two other parties while we were there. (While other restaurants we passed were full of people, this one was not. Our mistake.) Upon closer inspection of the Rick Steves review posted inside the restaurant, we learned that it was an old recommendation from 2004. When we checked our 2013 guidebook, it was not part of it. Needless to say, we felt duped. We left with a bad taste in our mouth, literally and figuratively.

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2  Thank Sherryyll
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LaTellina, Gestore at Trattoria La Tellina, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2013

Dear customer, we are very sorry for your experience in our restaurant.
I will not dispute the fact that the dishes were salty or not.
On the other hand it could also happen that, for his palate or taste, are a bit salty.
However if he had done this immediately, we would have certainly remade the dishes immediately.
Kind regards.

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Reviewed 28 October 2012

We were just looking for a place to eat in Siena, far for Piazza del Campo and we stumbled at Trattoria La Tellina. The room is small but very cosy, has a regional decoration. The service was very nice, the staff was also very nice. Food was delicious, not overpriced. We recommend you try the famous italian meatballs.

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2  Thank AnitaPequena
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

We stumbled onto this find after walking in circles looking for a Rick Steves recommendation (as this place should be). Run by a very hard-working, dedicated young couple. Excellent service. Amazing food. Small and unpretentious, but intimate. We were so impressed we returned the next evening.
We went with their house specials: eggplant, house-made pasta, fried chicken Tuscan-style, mussel soup, risotto dishes. Panna cotta for dessert was wonderful!
Great food, wine, service, and ambience at a reasonble price...you won't go wrong here. Worth straying off Il Campo and the main drag to find it (on a side-street a couple of blocks off Il Campo towards San Domenico Church).

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Reviewed 10 October 2012

In Siena for a month and after walking by this place at least a dozen times we tried it. Outstanding seafood...mussel app then clams and mussels with spaghetti. WOW....as good if not better than we had on the coast. Great job !!!!

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2  Thank Ken L
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Reviewed 7 October 2012 via mobile

One of the best places i have eat in Siena. Great home cook...italian flavour. One of the best!

Everyone that visits Siena should go there!

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1  Thank Leandro P
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