Excellent food (and I'm not a foodie). Really enjoyed this meal. Like some others, wish the restaurant was a bit quieter. But I've been to worse.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nothing pretentious about Siena - this is a real Italian restaurant with a competent, caring staff and excellent food. Clearly it's a local favorite - even if you arrive at 6 pm, within half an hour there will be enough of a crowd to create an energetic buzz. The location makes it super convenient for a night on the town - you can park nearby and walk to the Palace or theatre in a few minutes. The food has always been delicious and wonderfully presented. Siena is one of a handful of restaurants where you never have to worry about being disappointed.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Affordable, Friendly, & Great Food
I came here the first time with my boss and co-workers at a late hour and we were treated to a very special meal with complimentary dessert and Lambrusco. The owner and waiters were incredibly welcoming and fun to talk to and the experience left me dreaming about their calamari and chicken livers. Went back with my family and really enjoyed the Polpo and butternut squash ravioli over prosciutto. They have an excellent wine list with good specials and it's very affordable for such high quality food. The service is excellent and this place gets very popular on the weekends. I'd recommend going early (5:30/6) as its a bit quieter but the energetic atmosphere didn't bother me or affect the quality of our service. Siena is a wonderful place!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Still great after all these years
Have been going to Siena for years but hadn't been back for a while. Same friendly greetings when you arrive, and same delicious meals and choices. They are willing to make whatever changes or substitutes on the menu as you wish. Mushroom risotto is a fab even when it's not on the menu. Burrata appetizer was outstanding. Will always go back.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my first time here,
This was my first time here, and was recommended by a friend. Great homemade pasta, and fabulous service. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of food. Will definitly be back again.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good pastas and risotto.
Very good pastas and risotto. Great value on recommended wine.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
My go to restaurant in Stamford.
My go to restaurant in Stamford. Consistently good Italian. The specials give good variety to the menu.
A great lunch spot because it is not busy at all, and is quiet enough to conduct business. I find the fish to be inconsistent, but pasta, veal, all the expected Italian dishes to be quite good. Service is quick, attentive. I think it is very goo value.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently excellent! Pasquale and team provide spot on service
And always deliver a memorable meal.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The wait staff was very attentie, the food was delicious and atmosphere lively.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Energetic and fun; Excellent fare!
The food preparation is solid, well prepared and very tasty Italian using excellent ingredients. No cutting corners here. And the specials are....well....special! Things like rabbit, lamb shank, polpi (incredibly tender!)....items you don't see every day on a menu. Plus the home made pasta is a fabulous, either as an entree or as a first course. There are always several fresh pasta on the menu. The staff is friendly and efficient. Walter (I think he's one of the owners) is very attentive and keeps on top of everything. Some might think the restaurant is a bit loud but I thought it had a great vibe...there are some sounds that are unpleasant and some that just denote energy and fun....this is all about energy and fun. I highly recommend it.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The servive was very good and the food was excellent. The only detraction was the noise level, which approached unacceptable levels until late in the evening.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visiting from Illinois....
Siena was recommended by a local. The restaurant is very small with many tables. Too noisy....hard to have a conversation at the table. However, the food was outstanding and the wine list perfect for pairing. Service was excellent. Seemed to cater to their regulars.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Respect for the customer:
Siena consistently (dined here more than 10 years ago) provides all of the attributes of a Euro style trattoria - in a warm & comfortable space. The service is low key - but spot on. The food is very well prepared at reasonable price points compared to lesser competitors. I don't think this establishment would disappoint on any level. There's a reason they've survived for so long - every other guest seems to be a regular - You can't beat that !
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally an Italian place worth
re-visiting! My husband and I have been searching for a staple Italian place since moving out of the city nearly 16 months ago and I think we have finally found it in Sienna! Great food, good ambience and service and fair prices with authentic homemade pasta and intimate feel. Definitely try!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our party of five enjoyed a business dinner. Three different salads were ordered and got rave reviews -- the beet salad on arugula with goat cheese & candied walnuts was excellent. Two in the group thoroughly enjoyed the homemade ravioli, two had a fine branzino dish and the fifth praised the taglioini. The sorbet and gelato were tasty and two in the party loved the Limoncello cake. I will be back and would recommend to family & friends.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Place to Eat
Terrific restaurant. They treat you like their family and really take care of you.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food and service
My wife and I ate here twice in the week of July 1st and both times the food and service were outstanding. I have celiac disease and must eat gluten free which this restaurant accomplished without missing a beat. They have gluten free pasta and will modify selections to accommodate gluten free. I mistakenly ordered the wrong enter and they took it back and changed the order happily.
We brought gluten free bread and they offered to warm it up and served it ip just like their own bread.
Our starters and entre's were wonderful as was their wine specials both nights.
I grew up in Stamford and have lived in Manhattan, Wilmington and Houston and this is one of the best restaurants I have eaten in and certainly the best in Stamford.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining with Friends
Had dinner at Siena Tuesday July 9th. Met some friends there that we hadn't seen in a while and were busy catching up. The service attendant was pushy with wanting us to order. It wasn't that crowded - so we knew we weren't taking up a table with people waiting.
My husband and I ordered a bottle of Pelligrino and he brought my husband a glass with a lime and he gave me a glass of tap water.
I asked for a glass for the Pelligrino and he put a glass on the table. - Did not pour me a glass.
After that we ordered our meal.
My appetizer was good - I ordered a beet salad. It was quite good.
I then ordered a Rigatoni dish. Too dry. Too bland.
Dessert was good.
Not thrilled with the attention or lack of it.
For a Tuesday - not good.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fresh Italian food...quaint
This place is a hidden gem. It is 1 block off from "restaurant row" in Stamford on Summer Street and is a gem. My father and I went and as an Italian, he is quite picky and he loved it. The fresh ravioli was wonderful as was the fresh bread and the rest of the meal. The server was very attentive a well. If I am back in Stamford, I would definitely recommend checking this little place out.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find. Overall enjoyable experience. Easy walk to Palace Theater for pre/post concert dining.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Siena, a Stamford Gem!
We have lived in Stamford for many years, it was only through a wonderful neighbors gift certificate did we have the opportunity to visit this wonderful restaurant. The Chef is very creative and every detail of the salad to the entrée was delicious and tasty. The staff is extremely professional and our experience at Siena will bring us back again and our extended family(from out of the area) as well. There is much to applaud; from the wine, food, staff and general atmosphere. We only wish we would have found this Gem earlier, but we plan to enjoy Siena from now on.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a special experience
We are so lucky to have this restaurant in Stamford, CT--the food is delicious, the wine list is fine, the service is very attentive, and we always enjoy our time here. We usually get a certain wine, and they had a special when we went this last time. The waiter offered us the new wine, but if we didn't like it, he said we could still have our old favorite--that was so nice! We had a lovely evening, and were made to feel special. We will be back.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian in Stamford
This place is a real gem with an always changing authentic menu. Not the same old Italian found at other places in town but creative, well prepared dishes like chicken livers with fennel, pasta with fresh sardines, stewed octopus, etc. I inevitably order whatever the specials are and I am never disappointed. Owner Pasquale Conte is always in attendance making sure everyone is happy and they are.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great noise
Great food, fast service that was just a touch uppity. Perhaps the noisiest restaurant I've been in... very vibrant.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect CT Italian Restaurant
CT has the largest percentage of people with Italian heritage in America. Something like 20%. So, this state takes their Italian food very serious.
Therefore, if you are a business person visiting Stamford from Dallas, Atlanta, or some place like Tucson I strongly recommend stopping in Siena.
The service is warm and welcoming. The staff knows their wine list and makes good recommendations. I had the lentil soup and it was very good. I requested the linguine and clams with a spicy red sauce instead of the white sauce. They had no problem with my request. The dish was just what I needed to clear up my head from a week of travel. My co-worker had the dover sole. He enjoyed it very much. All the fish dishes are specials. Enjoy CT.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff of this well established place handles a busy Saturday dinner service without batting an eye. You get the feeling that they learned the trade in Italy - flavorful and careful preparation at reasonable cost. My advice is to dine early - the place can get revved up and a bit too loud for conversation - but in a good way. Highly recommended - no surprise that they're still going strong after so many years and it never gets old.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A local escape to ........
A local escape, blocks from my home, for a sophisticated meal. Through a friends recommendation, I have been there twice this week for the Costoletta: Panko breaded veal chop, baby arugula and cherry tomato salad, prepared perfectly. I am in the restaurant business and appreciate a place where I can go to eat and relax. Stamford loves the concept, they were very busy. A complete restaurant experience (great food and great service). I will be back very soon!!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I thought the special dinner
I thought the special dinner for $28 was delicious. The service was friendly and efficient. The noise level was loud even though it was a Wednesday and the place was not full . Overall, I had a most enjoyable evening.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A head above the rest of Italiano ristorantes in Stamford.
Good food. Attentive staff. Couldn't have asked for more!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was quite good but not outstanding. Service was excellent
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best Italian food in Stamford.
The best Italian food in Stamford. Sienna never disappoints.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place, good food the
Great place, good food the only problem is that it is a bit noisy and we found it a little difficult to hear each other in a table of only 4.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM