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“A very fine lunch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Osteria Il Ghibellino

Osteria Il Ghibellino
Ranked #51 of 516 Restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$32
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A very fine lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

this very fine restaurant is well hidden but very near the center of the city; the food was very good...the risotto was outstanding; the service was a bit surly early on but warmed up later; the ambiance was typical of an Italian family restaurant...I would return.

Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Houston, Texas
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127 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good Not Great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

Eight of us lunched in this in this well-located restaurant and found it an acceptable if not memorable dining experience. The setting is functional, but with tables crammed close together. The waitstaff got us served, but without warmth or efficiency. All of the traditional dishes were edible and some truly enjoyable, like the crostini nero, just nothing to rave about. Everything was reasonably priced including the wine. So, not a bad place to grab a bite--especially mid-day--while touring wonderful Sienna. Drop in with modest expectations, fill up with traditional fare amidst locals, and plan your gourmet and romantic meals for elsewhere. Il Ghibellinao is good but not great.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
1 review
“Recommended strongly to gouremets!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

During a short holiday in toscany we stopped in the beautiful Siena and near the famous Square del Campo found a stone 's throws this beautiful inn in a medioval palace very well cared for in detail, where you can taste typical disches of tuscan, cuisine with fresh pasta with delicious condiments, meats and cheeses served with care by the young owners very friendly and preparantions wich also advise you know of a good wine list of the Siena hills price quality is great and the covered do not pay very important thing these day.
Recommended strongly to gouremets..........

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
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“M&D, Ottawa, Canada”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

We had dinner at this Osteria based on a recommendation contained in the paperwork at our vacation rental accommodation; however, this was a great mistake. It was obvious that we were targeted as tourists who were viewed as unimportant customers. All dishes arrived at the table simultaneously – antipasti, primi piatti, etc. They also came with a ‘take it or leave it’ attitude from the staff. Juggling all these dishes on a small table was most difficult. The food was also not very appealing as the cuts of meat served (lamb and rabbit) were the worst cuts possible, again indicating a ‘who cares about the tourist’ attitude. I would not recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting the Siena area.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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“Good food and friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

I've been there 2-3 times with friends and I have always had a good experience. The food is good, the house wine is as good as every house wine should be in Siena and the staff have been very friendly. Sizes of dishes are not huge but not too small as well . I would go there again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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