If visiting the wonderful city of Siena, you must eat in one of the typical osterias. On this occasion, after taking a beating going up into the famous Town Hall tower, our hunger soared and we decided to eat at an osteria. While walking the streets adjacent to the Piazza il Campo we came across this place. The interior still had furniture from an old pharmacy. The small terrace was packed so we had to wait about an hour so we could sit. The meal of Taglierinis, ravioli and spaghetti with cod was truly outstanding and it cost about 10-14 euros per dish. I was able to snap some photos while no one was there, because as always we were the last.
This is a tiny restaurant tucked in an old passageway in central Siena, and not suitable for lovers of refinement. The site is a bit dodgy, but the salami and cheese trays are prepared with a slicer at that moment, along with a cold beer, and worth it. The young waiter is very helpful too. This spot is recommended for having an aperitif in one of the tables in the street, and sampling the typical Tuscan cheeses and cold cuts, at an affordable price. I wouldn't recommend that you sit in and eat because they don't offer much more and the dish of pici (one kind of thick spaghetti), I did not like.
These sweets are everywhere, I tried them for breakfast at the Excelsior. I saw them in bakeries on the streets and I tried them again in a wooden stall, which by the way looked pretty bad in this beautiful square.
They're fritters made with rice flour and orange, they fry them right there in enormous pans and there's always a line to get them. It's worth it to try them.
Sorry for the lack of details that I'm giving you, but if you go to Sienna, you have to go to this tea room, unusual and original, but hidden from the typical tourist traps.
It's clear that if you're lucky enough to visit Sienna in the middle of the year when this place is actually open. The other half, the owner travels the world and brings a new tea back from each of his travels. No two are alike and each one has its own story. If you find yourself there in a good moment I'll briefly explain to you where the tea room is that's beckoning you in right now.
Everything in this tea room is a genuine original. The different rooms with different themes, with plush chairs and different furniture, the chill music in the back, the décor, with tea everywhere from all over the world. It's a little place with a lot of charm.
They advertise it as specialized medieval Tuscan food, and it's recommended in several sites I looked at. Situated on a beautiful street away from the hustle and bustle of Sienna, I would call for a reservation before going. I'll send you the website so that you can look their number up.
The food ends up being a better deal if you order off of the menus, or the "medieval tasting menu." It includes a drink and a dessert for around 25 euros and the portions are big. You'll eat dishes you've never tried before. The service is friendly and the place is cozy.
It's a beautiful city, I visited a few years ago, I felt that I was in medieval times. It was just before the Palio Festival. It's a beautiful place, exquisite gelato, and Saint Catalina of Sienna was born there. Its streets are beautiful, it's an unforgettable place... I'll go back.
In a small street in the city of Siena, near the Piazza Duomo and Piazza del Campo (there is a global competition held here called Palio di Siena) we suddenly stumbled upon a showcase lavishly decorated with all kinds of meats and, oddly enough, faithfully protected by the stuffed head of a fierce boar. We were standing in the Via di Città and the sign said: Pizzicheria Miccoli. Cheese, pepperoni, ham, sausage, jars of olives, smoked meats, mushrooms, local and imported wines and endless sausages and pickles of various kinds were displayed before our eyes. This caused a type of inescapable call for the traveler who can not avoid stopping along the way to take in all that beautifully displayed cuisine. After a few moments of hesitation it's impossible not to cross the threshold of this picturesque Pizzicheria. Once inside the room we were intoxicated by the aroma of all the different cheeses, hams and freshly made pesto sauces ... our senses of sight, taste and smell were completely satisfied .... Italian sausages, hams specifically, or salami can not really compare with their Spanish counterparts. However, the smoked or grilled meats, mushrooms, cheese and especially the sauces (especially the pesto sauce) are actually very delicious .. In short, this is a place that you should not miss if you ever decide to visit the city of Siena ....
Anna Claudia Grossi and Paolo Lopriore offer their original creations filled with original flavors and aromas, such as seaweed salad with herbs, seasoned roots with wasabi, and ginger aioli, carpaccio with crayfish, filled with fresh carrot juice and notes of lime, lemon and cumin, among other gourmet house specialties.