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“Good cooking but musty atmosphere”

Antica Osteria da Divo
Ranked #9 of 543 Restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We visited this restaurant on the basis of a recommendation from the fine barman at our hotel and they organised a reservation for us that evening. Since it was our first full evening out and we were not familiar with the location it took a bit of finding. Once there they found us a table on the first level down into the cave, this area looked interesting but the musty smell was not pleasant and it must be awful if you are right down on the lower level with no fresh air at all.

The cooking is fine and tasty with pretensions to fine dining without really reaching this level. Julie has a zucchini starter which was a very good dish and I had ribollita , which was the wrong choice as it was tasty but nothing special. The bread was very good, fresh and an interesting selection. For the main course we both chose a ballotine of pork and spinach which was well presented and fine. I finished there but Julie had a chocolate fondant pudding which again was fine made with good chocolate.

This is not a cheap place and given the atmosphere we chose not to return during our stay.

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Thank Ashfield531
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Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

We booked a table for dinner for 4 including our girls (9 and 11) and were offered a table in the 'cute' cave. Possibly because we had kids - mind, you cannot find better behaved girls! Staff was very attentive at check in. However, the musky smell was absolutely unbearable. We didn't see a waitress for about 10 minutes and decided to leave feeling dizzy. Cannot comment on food but do insist on a table at the main level unless your smell sense has left you. Are at Sotto le Fonti instead and loved it.

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Highly recommend this restaurant. Great staff-very good wine recommendations. Boar ragu as the first course was unbelievable as were both the second courses-duck and roast pork. It us located in an ancient grotto so the atmosphere is memorable.

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Thank Chris J
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Very nice restaurant, we tried bisteca fiorentina and risoto served inside from a head of cheese.
Unique tastes that should try.

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Thank Panagiotis P
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

The staff was very friendly. Every nook was romantic. The food was fusion of Tuscan and continental. Very delicious.

Thank Queenie_1954
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