Eat in Siena

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Siena is home to the famous Palio horserace around the Piazza del Campo in the height of summer.  Although you might want to avoid the Palio itself for ethical reasons, you can enjoy the colourful and noisy spectacle of the nightly pageants in and around the campo for several days before and after the race days from the vantage point of one of several good restaurants located on the Campo.



Via dei Pellegrini 8 / 12
53100 Siena
80km, 1hr 15 mins


Just off the Piazza del Campo, Mugoloni serves a very modern interpretation of what is normally rustic Southern Italian and Mediterranean food.   Excellent service and amazing desserts.  The restaurant is closed on Wednesdays.

Al Mangia

Piazza del Campo 53100 Siena
80km, 1hr 15 mins


Al Mangia is a ristorante-caffè located on the Piazza del Campo, with a splendid view.   Very touristy so expect to pay a premium for the location.  Offers good food and service, as do most eateries on the Campo.  Open every day from 10.30am – 11.30pm. 

La Taverna di San Giuseppe

Via Giovanni Duprè 32 - 53100 Siena
80km, 1hr 15 mins


Located a very short walk from the Campo, serves both traditional and modern Tuscan cuisine.  Offers a lively atmosphere, good service and a huge selection of wines from the cantina.

Campo cedro

Via Pian D'Ovile, 54 - 53100 Siena
83km, 1hr 15mins


Hidden in a scruffy back-street, about a 10-minute walk from the Campo.  Serves fine Tuscan cuisine with an Asian twist.  À la carte menu and multi-course tasting menus.  Excellent service.  Closed on Sundays.

L'Oro di Siena

Via Garibaldi, 61 - 53100 Siena
80km, 1hr 15 mins


Tiny and intimate restaurant, 15-minutes’ walk north of the Campo. Better suited to couples than to larger families or groups.  Booking advisable.  Serves elegant Tuscan food.   Open every day, but closed for Sunday lunch.  

Antica Osteria da Divo

Via Franciosa 25/29 - 53100 Siena
80km, 1hr 15mins


A 5-minute walk from the Campo, near the Duomo di Siena.  Serves typical Tuscan dishes.  Closed on Tuesdays.


Via degli Umiliati, 1 - 53100 Siena
80km, 1hr 15 mins


A 10-15 minute walk north of the Campo.  Offers a varied Tuscan and Mediterranean menu.  If you arrive early, have an aperitif in the elegant sister bar (Salefino Bottliglieria) on the other side of the tiny Piazza del Sale, as the restaurant adheres strictly to booking times.

Osteria Le Logge

Via del Porrione 33, 53100 Siena
82km, 1hr 15mins


Located in a former grocer’s shop, not far from the Campo,  which retains its original shop counter and glass-fronted display cabinets.   Serves traditional Tuscan cuisine.  Closed on Sundays.

Osteria Babazuf

Via Pantaneto 85/87, Siena
87km, 1hr 20 mins


Just a stone’s throw from the Piazza del Campo, this modern inn in the heart of the city serves traditional country cuisine, plus a few seafood options and truffles in season. 

Particolare di Siena

Via Baldassarre Peruzzi 26, Siena
82km, 1hr 15mins


Located just outside the centre but easily accessed via the escalator from Piazza San Francesco. Classically inspired cuisine with a contemporary-style presentation. Shaded outdoor area and a chef’s table with views of the kitchen team at work. Vegetarian menu also available.   Closed on Mondays.