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“Fish and good service”

La Grotta di San Francesco
Ranked #71 of 560 Restaurants in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$45
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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
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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 town. But the public parking is closed for maintenance and that means one has to drive around looking for a garage within the city gate. Business is definitely affected as there were few tables taken up. Food is fine but not as fresh as you need to be if crudo I.e., raw fish is on the menu. Service was earnest and friendly. I will try it again when the parking situation is resolved.

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1  Thank sunnyboy9
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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 a large , rock air raid shelter, however it was ok.Atomosphere was ok - there were 3 other tables filled in our area and about 4 other tables in another area. Service was good and they put up with our very poor Italian efforts to order. I am a meat lover but chose the seafood - had the squid for starter which was good - daughter had the mushroom gnocchi , which was cooked well, the missus can't remember what she had but did enjoy it. The seafood mixed grill was fine. Wife - a seafood lover said food was great.

1  Thank Pommieexpat
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

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

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Thank wisfar
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

My significant other and I were looking for a place to eat on a Friday night in Siena. We were able to walk in with no reservations and be seated by a wonderful host - however over the course of the 1.5hr we were there only 2 other tables that were seated. The atmosphere wasn't great and the food was average - however the prices were reasonable for what you were served.
At the end of the evening we were satisfied however will not return.
If you are looking for a place to be seated immediately and pay a reasonable amount for your meal then this is the place to go.
Must note: staff was very friendly and service was prompt.

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Thank Paul S
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