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“Quiet”
Review of Due Archi

Due Archi
Ranked #437 of 542 Restaurants in Siena
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 June 2013

The restaurant was very quiet with locals popping in for take away pizza. It is a cafe rather than restaurant, service was fine and food ok. It's location is out of the way. We probably wouldn't go back if in Siena again.

Thank ilovetotravelIreland
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Our experience was more a floorshow than a simple meal. Whilst our waiter gave us excellent service AND cooked our meals, the man who appeared to be the head chef lit up a cigarette behind the bar, had a couple of drinks and settled down in the restaurant to watch a TV show. Later he appeared to take partially emptied bottles of water, combine their contents and put a now full bottle back in the fridge for later use. If you can get the waiter we had, you'll get a good meal and attentive service. If you get his boss watch him carefully.

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Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

I have never reviewed before but feel compelled in this case. In a nutshell, this place absolutely sucks! Realizing that is subjective, here are objective facts. 1- my first course of lasagna was almost frozen. It was obviously prepared and way too symmetrical to believe that it was individually cooked. 2- we ordered a fish plate for 2 and got a meat plate. We decided to complain now( because we couldn"t even nibble on the bread- brick hard everywhere) and the manager left the meat as a " compliment" that we couldn't even eat because it was grilled like a charcoal briquette ( and I love medium well food). He brought us the fish plate finally ( we had to go into re-que now) and 1 out of 5 pieces was actually edible. My fountain coca-cola was extremely too sweet and they had no ice for it, even upon request.. Now, all of this was without a waitress who refused to re-engage us after we said she had the order wrong. In legal terms - buyer beware!!!

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Thank dhk923
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

Terrible experience at this restaurant. Yes, Siena was very busy as it was right after the August Palio race, but the restaurant itself was very quiet when we arrived. We were refused a place outside though, with no reason really given. Service was very unsmiling and poor, we ordered a litre of house wine (usually brought to the table in a carafe or jug) and the waiter brought us a bottle of quite expensive labelled wine off the menu. Luckily we caught the mistake before he opened it! No glasses were brought for a 1L bottle of water to be shared between 3.
This would have been ok if the food hadn't have been inexcusable. One of us ordered pasta (a prima piatta) and two ordered secondi piatti. The pasta was brought first and the waiter waited for that to be completely eaten before the meals of the other two came out. This is the first time we've ever encountered this in a 2week+ stay in Siena and it was pretty unpleasant to be made to eat in order. The pasta was a sausage and mushroom penne and was alright, but a lot of inedible gristle.
The other two girls has chicken which was totally inedible as it was raw in the centre. Not underdone or pink, but actually slimy and totally untouched by heat at all.
After all this, we were charged compulsory coperto (cover charge) and a service charge was added straight on the bill. Coperto is normal and we were happy(ish) to pay. Service was terrible but we had no option to leave it off.
We don't believe any of our problems with this place were due to a language barrier as we all speak passable italian!
Conclusion: manners terrible, food inedible, atmosphere very peculiar. We would never go back.

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Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed 6 August 2012 via mobile

We went to this pizzeria to get some nice pizza. The bad experience started with the unfriedly owner who is obviously annoyed by tourists or had a really bad day. After a cold greeting, he wanted to put us in a place with hardly any shade (it was 35 degrees celcius and have a two year old kid). When i wanted to take a shady free spot, he just said "no" with no explanation. Anyway, we wanted pizza, so we stayed and sat inside. The menu consists largely of pizzas which makes totally sense. So, when ordering pizzas, he said in a very non charming tone "no pizzas for lunch". Thats a joke, right? Anyway, we ordered some salads and risotto. Risotto was ok, the salads small and badly presented (I had caprese with just very unequalls cut mozzarella, tiny portion although i ordered a big one, and just looked thrown on the plate). The waiter that brought the food was very nice, nothing to complain. We just have our prejudice confirmed: avoid eating in main roads of touristy cities.

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Thank Thomas C
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