We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Grotta di San Francesco

Via Camollia 25-27, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 236543
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
11 Jul 2017
“Amazing Food ”
4 weeks ago
“Rated so high, but tasted so poor”
Closed Now
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Via Camollia 25-27, 53100, Siena, Italy
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (375)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hate to write bad reviews as that means I had to experience it myself. 4.5 balls?? ....but we can't understand why??? Maybe it was the particular menu selections we ordered, maybe it was due to eating on Sunday night, I just don't know as...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We went here based on the reviews and 4.5 score here on Tripadvisor. And though the staff was very friendly and helpfull, the food was unfortunately not quite there yet. We had the tortellini and the risotto and it tasted okay, but we expected more.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

After a morning in Siena worked up an appetite and stopped in here for a light lunch. Ate 2 appetizers and wow first bruschetta and the tomato burst in your mouth. Also had a pecorino cheese platter with 3 different honeys one with shaved truffles....More

Thank mintyJakarta
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We went here based on solid Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. I had a fantastic truffle ravioli that I highly recommend while my wife has a salad that was good but nothing special. The service was fantastic considering the owners spoke no English...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Another great meal in Siena. It's hard, if not impossible, to find a bad meal in Siena. A group of us went to dinner here and I had the Ravioli Mushrooms. Everyone at dinner had nothing but "two thumbs up" . Great service too.

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Have been to this restaurant several times now and have never been disappointed. The food is good, service excellent and great value for money. Can highly recommend for lunch or dinner.

Thank 97sienna
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

We love this place. Their fish is nicelly cooked, they offer good wine, and they serve you with a smile. I remember both my courses (antipasto and secondo), were huge. They welcome children. The "grotta", is pretty impressive.

1  Thank Idaniux1983
Reviewed 31 October 2014

Parking in Siena where you wish to have a meal needs advance planning. You could end up walking up steep hills. This restaurant is in the shadow of San Francesco Chiesa win parking opposite the street and escalator that takes you up to the old...More

1  Thank sunnyboy9
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Went here for the seafood ( and both females - wife, daughter) wanted seafood. Sat night in Sept. We booked but didn't need to. Sitting at 8pm we were seated in what I presume is the grotto which is essentially Real Estate speak for essentially...More

1  Thank Pommieexpat
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Very original restaurant, great fish served, also very good local wine. Airconditioning is very good, ideal for hot summer.

Thank wisfar
Nearby HotelsSee all 40 hotels in Siena
Piccolo Hotel Il Palio
186 reviews
.06 km away
NH Siena
1,639 reviews
.15 km away
Relais degli Angeli
217 reviews
.18 km away
Hotel Minerva
1,575 reviews
.29 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Salefino Vino e Cucina
923 reviews
.04 km away
343 reviews
.02 km away
Ristorante Enzo
404 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Italian Opera in Siena
72 reviews
.05 km away
Palazzo Salimbeni
32 reviews
.39 km away
Piazza Salimbeni
30 reviews
.39 km away
Enoteca Italiana
140 reviews
.39 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from La Grotta di San Francesco staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Camollia 25-27, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 236543
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing