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“Great pizza for take out or eating at small stand up tables inside”
Review of Menchetti

Menchetti
Ranked #67 of 542 Restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Great value (thin crust pizza sold by weight), numerous varieties just point at the pieces you want. You have to ask if you want them heated. There are a few tables at bar height where people enjoy there pizza or they will wrap if you want to take out. Good wine selection in store area.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

I was doubtful, even with all of the reviews about the pizza. After living near NYC for several years, I don't trust any review of "good pizza". But, we saw the line through the window, and decided to stop. They really make great pizza. The crust is light, chewy and crunchy all at the same time. We have tried 4 different types, and they were all delicious. The queue moves quickly, and we didn't have any trouble finding a spot at one of the stand up tables. If you want a snack or quick lunch in Siena, I would definately recommend this place. Lunch for 2 with drink was less than 7 euros.

Thank Half-Irish
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

We came here because of the Trip Advisor recommendations and loved it. It was very busy each time we passed. The queues seem long but in reality we took a ticket and only waited about 10 minutes. There's a large variety of pizzas, breads and pastries available - all really fresh. We got approx 5 slices of pizza to take away and this cost only €6. It's only 5 minutes walk to Piazza del Campo and we had a lovely picnic sitting in the middle if the square with our pizza. However if you want to eat in there are two long benches where you can stand and eat. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank jenny0
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

This was such a surprise! We were walking past and saw lots of people standing up inside eating so of course we had to go in and see what the fuss was about. They sell delicious pizza pieces by weight (great value) and the rest of the shop was interesting too - we liked the look of the herb packages for bruschetta.

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Thank Kay292013
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

I fear people (Americans especially) will come to Italy, try pizza in any random shop and be extremely disappointed. That mostly bread version in most shops is ... well, mostly bread with some sauce & cheese on top for good measure.

If in Siena, try this pizza. This is pizza. It's not bread. The dough and crust are so incredibly flakey and light. You now will know good Italian pizza.

This is in a deli/grocery store. Know this. There will be no 'Menchetti' sign out front. There are large picturesque windows. The long deli counter can be seen through the windows. It looks like an upscale deli. Very modern. (In U.S., think: Panera Bread.) Inside in one corner is Menchetti's.

Many types of pizza available. Tried three. All very different; all excellent. Sold by the pound. Three slices were 5,50 euros.

You see it all being made. They also make bread and cookies. (You are on your own here. We went for pizza.) Water/coke sold at deli counter.

Less four impossible to get barstools on side of counter, everyone stands around tall tables to eat.

Staff all incredibly friendly. English use was a non-issue.

WC (restroom) available though not the best.

Location: Few blocks from main bus stop (from Firenze anyway). Address easy to locate on map.

Enjoy!

1  Thank Dylann G
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