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“One of the highlights of our stay in Siena” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Osteria Il Grattacielo

Osteria Il Grattacielo
Ranked #29 of 516 Restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$16
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Charlottesville, Virginia
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143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“One of the highlights of our stay in Siena”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

If you are lucky enough to get one of the very few tables, order whatever you point to or get he pasta of the day. Share a table with a local and relish the moment. If you go there late in the evening you may even be lucky enough to admire the local Siena version of barbershop quartet...a bunch of guys singing and having a whale of a good time. You will feel 100% Italian for a while.

Visited May 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Authentic, yummy, and reasonable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

This little place is just great! There is no menu but you can get either a cold plate or hot plate. Cold plate is a mix of a variety of vegetables, meats, cheeses, and eggs - the white beans were out of this world and the pecorino was the best we ever had! Hot plate is a pasta dish - we had pici. Both the cold plate and the hot plate were excellent and house wine excellent as usual. Very authentic, lots of locals, but the owner/ chef/waiter speaks english enough to explain the choices. This is a must-do!

Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Out of the touristy path”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

Great little place (only a few tables) that is off the beaten path but well worth it. You pick a plate of mixed food such as salami, prosciutto, potato salad, pasta salad, aged cheese with a pitcher of house wine. People are friendly and the food is good. It felt like a true italian lunch

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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High Springs, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fine local lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

Great spot for a typical Italian lunch. Non touristy, good food, good service, good value in a cool location.

Visited July 2013
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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“No tie required”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

What a place: rather small, 3 tables only, and in my opinion serving authentic Senese food. Different kind of antipasti consisting of the most delicious cheeses and cold cuts. Also one or two pasta's available. Of course house wine from a water glass. Very simple but genuine quality served by friendly and hospital people. Go find this place and enjoy!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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