Everything is just top notch
Everything is just top notch here. The food is excellent and the service impeccable. The rooms have a wonderful atmosphere and take you to another place and time.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful lunch. I had a mussel appetizer with a sauce that was so good you wanted to use your fingers to get the last drop. That was followed with a nice portion of grilled salmon. All was cooked perfectly. My husband had a salad and then a wonderful chicken dish with a fantastic mushroom gravy. It was our first but not our last visit to this wonderful restaurant.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for the first time
We went for the first time because of Austin Restaurant week. The meal was very good although the portions were much larger then I was expecting. So I walked out very full. We each tried to get something different so we could try multiple items I had the Bruchetta with Wild Boar Ragu and it was really good but it could have easily served 2. My boyfriend got the Speck salad which was also delicious. For our entrees he has the chicken which the waiter said they only make for restaurant week. It was very tasty and I had the Steak which was good as well but it was covered with green salad which made it more difficult to eat since it was a thin cut of meat. The chocolate Torte for dessert was rich and yummy and luckily a small portion.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another lovely lunch
Another lovely lunch. Best service around. Very professional and friendly servers.
Food is always outstanding.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best boar ever, and we have
Best boar ever, and we have had some excellent cinghiale here.Salmon was cooked perfectly, end it is difficult with so thick a piece.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I will go back!
Stepping into Siena makes you think you are in Italy. We ate lunch during Restaurant week and all four of us were pleased with our choices,(salmon and chicken). The food is good quality and well presented with healthy sides. I hope to return at another time to try some different menu offerings. Our server was very attentive.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
They stick with what they know well and always add in some new twists for your consideration. The food is always excellent. The pulled pork served brochette style on french bread is a great appetizer. They have two serving sizes. Just right and gorge yourself. Sometimes in life you need one or the other! The atmosphere is casual with a great bar and super comfortable place to drink wine w/friends near the fireplace in front. The location requires a beautiful drive along 2222 or 360.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good dining experience
We were trying the restaurant again after having a not so good experience there a couple of years ago. We were seated upstairs in the balcony area which is lovely. The interior of the restaurant is authentically Tuscan and I especially love the bar area and fireplace. Our server was very nice (wish I could remember her name). She made it a very nice dining experience for us and for my mother who was celebrating a birthday. We used to go to this restaurant often and I am happy to have given it another try and I think it will now be one of our favorites again.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, excellent service
We brought in our out of town guests. Siena did not disappoint us. They are always predictable.
After we enjoyed the daily special, we tasted the newly presented desserst - out of this world!
We stayed an hour beyond the closing time. We were not rushed to leave the restuarant.
Our hostess, Margrate treated us as her own guests and made special efforts to make our guests fell at home.
We appreciate the great food and excellent service.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious as
The food was delicious as usual and I love the decor of the interior.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I feel so blessed to have this wonderful restaurant in our neighborhood.
Everything is always excellent. The waitstaff have been there for years. They know the menue, the wine, and always make you feel special. The wine tasting dinners are a treat too.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great place food is
What a great place food is excellent,and the service was unbelievable
It's a must go to place for great Tuscan food
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never fails to satisfy
Have dined there a number of times, and went there with family for an early Mother's Day Saturday dinner. Sat upstairs for first time, which is nice and more intimate, with only a few tables, but you don't get the full ambience and beauty (or hustle and bustle) of the main dining room. Our dishes were prepared and presented as we liked, although in all candor our rather high taste expectations for several new dishes as described were not realized. Service however was very knowledgeable and professionally friendly -- couldn't ask for more. Very enjoyable experience.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special Mothers Day
My family, my brother's family and my Mom enjoyed a wonderful late lunch at Siena Rstorante Toscano . . The food was visually enticing and incredibly delicious. Great ambience, great service. Siena has definitely become a favorite. Top-rated.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Authentic Italian
Exceptionally well prepared meal that was delicious. Servers were very courteous and responded to our needs without being intrusive. Menu is well planned without being overloaded with typical "Americanized Italian Food Fluff". Wife and I visit Italy at least once a year so we are very familiar with Italian food and its preparation. We met the Chef, who trained in Italy and returns frequently to hone his skills. We are very critical when an establishment touts "Authentic Italian" and it turns out to be Americanized. Not so with Siena. We were not disappointed in our selections and finished meals fully satisfied. We fully intend to return with friends so that they may enjoy great Italian in Texas!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian food in Central Texas
Absolutely stellar experience! Fabulous pasta, great salads, delicious desserts! And reasonably priced.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food Tuscan style. Food was excellent as wll as service.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly a Tuscan dining experience, great food, beautiful ambiance and Margaret was very attentive!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was impeccable from the minute we walked in the door. Food was unique and excellent. Perfect selection of things to choose from to make the evening and enjoyable experience.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some may view Siena as pricey.
Some may view Siena as pricey. I recommend a review of the menu before you go. That way there is no surprise. This is a great restaurant worthy of many trips back!
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with friends.
I was with friends and wanted to find a place close to where they live. Sienna was right around the corner. Very good location for us. They had the fig appetizer. It was really good. I had the Caesar salad to start. It was ok. Nothing special. I then had the pasta with sausage and chicken. It was decent. Very rich cream sauce. The building is very charming.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
the BEST for special occasions
We took our son there to celebrate his 44th birthday and a new job. John, our waiter, was attentive and knowledgable. The food was, as always, incredible. We have gone to Sienna for special occasions over the years and are never disappointed.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Far Exceeded Expectations
Everything was wonderful; our server was attentive without being overbearing, the ambiance was cozy and romantic. We showed up 30 minutes before closing, but everyone assured us they were happy to stay to make our night special. I can't say enough about the service!! And the food. Oh my, the food. The veal chop was to die for; melt in your mouth delicious. The homemade pasta is incredible, and the calamari heavenly! They have a huge wine list, but our waiter helped us navigate to an affordable delicious option that paired well with our meals. Was it cheap? No. But so totally worth it for a special occasion!
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
A well kept secret!
You step in to another world when you dine at Siena. The surroundings take you to Tuscany. I was so very surprised and overwhelmed finding this gem of a resturant! Beautiful decor and a delightful greeting upon entering. Certainly not dissapointed with the cuisine. Fantastic from the rolls to the appetizer, and right thru to salads and dinner. To full for desert, but sure looked delicious.
Siena Toscano is a romantic little find. I promise you that you will be taken to another world and will be able to have a taste of Tuscany.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place for business
Very nice place for business lunch, as well as to take your significant other for dinner. Great food at a reasonable price in a very nice setting. The decor and abience is very nice.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Order several small plates so you can variety. Nothing bad
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place. It is
We love this place. It is always very consistent and the food I'd delicious.
7/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Came back to Siena's for our anniversary - same as last year. We were given a great table (although there aren't any bad ones), had wonderful service. The food is great Northern Italian style - a divine Chicken liver starter, tender massive veal chop, Steak salad which was tender and cooked to perfection, unbelievable mascarpone Cheesecake for desert and a superb wine selection - we had a pine ridge chardonnay and a great bottle of red Zinfandel. Taking clients back this coming week as I know they won't be disappointed!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A piece of Italy in Austin
Siena is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in town, when we want a nice evening out. We actually had our wedding rehearsal dinner here three years ago, and they were amazing. This time, we brought my parents, and it was a delightful evening with delicious food, as usual. I highly recommend the trout and mele e speck salad...delicious!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Restaurant - Great Food
The restaurant is beautiful and the food was excellent. I had Fegatini Fritti - Fried Chicken Livers with carmelized onions, bacon and balsamic vinegar. I love chicken livers and the undoubted spike in my cholesterol was totally worth it. My husband was not a fan of the livers, but loved the onions/bacon/balsamic vinegar mixture.
He had the daily special mixed grill - smokey sausage and medallions of tender pork and beef cooked perfectly. I had the Cacciucco alla Livornese which was a spicy cioppino-like stew of scallops, mussels, shrimp, fish and calamari.
For dessert Tiramisu and Cheesecake. The Tiramisu was a nice portion but the cheesecake was tiny, our favorite of the two desserts, but at $7 I expected a bigger portion.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience as always.
Great experience as always. Good place for conversation or a date kinda thing. Service was excellent.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't over order!
Great food nice atmosphere, the waiter oversold the menu, he recomended too much food, by the time our main course arrived we were already full and skipped desert.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've always loved this restaurant
We've always loved this restaurant and wanted to love it this time - but didn't. It seemed as thoiugh they were oof their game. The servcies was energetic, but slow. Even though we had a fairly early reservation, they ran out of a couple of specials - planning?
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another wonderful experience
This is the fifth visit to Siena and we have never been disappointed. The food always hits the mark and the service is very attentive.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
They have excellent home made
They have excellent home made pasta dishes. portions are generous and the service is prompt and helpful.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoy Siena especially for happy hour. I love their desserts also.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice menu that lives
Very nice menu that lives up to an authentic Northern Italian experience. The food was very well prepared, servers were attentive and well informed. Since my SO does not drink, I usually have wines by the glass and was very happy to note some higher end options including a very nice Super Tuscan. Overall good value but don't expect it ot be inexpensive. The dining rooms are beautiful and open yet containing noise. Worth some repeat trips back as the menu had a number of items that I would hvae liked to try.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food. Kitchen was
Excellent food. Kitchen was on the slow side this night!
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place for a celebration
The trout was some of the best I've had. Enjoyed the professionalism of the wait staff. We both wish it was a bit healthier.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful & delicious
The GPS had a hard time finding it and although you could see a nearby nearby strip mall that could be seen from the highway, it wasn't easy to find if you're from out of town but well worth the effort. It is separate from the mall in a beautiful Tuscan setting which enhanced the food even more.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
THIS place is AMAZING. Who
THIS place is AMAZING. Who would have known it was back there in that little shopping center? The building seems like an old rustic European hotel or cottage. Wooden, high arched ceilings. This is a place you should go dressed at least business casual with a jacket. The crab appetizer was phenomenal, the main course was also. I had a pasta dish, they let you substitute chicken for shrimp. The wine list was a great mix of domestic and European / Italian wine. Server was friendly and attentive, and very knowledgeable. It's pricey - entrees are about $30 (the meat/fish ones) and pasta entrees are in the low $20's. That doesn't matter. This has to be THE most romantic restaurant in Austin. Hands down. Every aspect of this place was amazing.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful evening with friends.
Delightful evening with friends. Excellent food and service and a very pleasant atmosphere - good energy but not too loud to have a conversation! We will be back!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous As Usual
I always enjoy Sienna.
I've been eating there since they opened.
The quality of the food is excellent and the waitstaff are always attentive and professional.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than reviewed
This is a must try to appreciate! We both had fish Salmon and Trout. Best that I've had that I can remember. Calamari was cooked to perfection.. Well worth it. We will visit again
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Siena rest review
We enjoy Siena for special occasions. This time it was our anniversary. Nice job everyone!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a visit
Had a great time with daughter and boyfriend for dinner.
Husband and I visiting from DFW area and booked last minute.
Lucky to get a table bu found on TripIt and was a very pleasant find.
I wish the bar area were larger as all the seats were taken and I wouldn't get up either
if I had one of those cozy tables.
If you have someone with disabilities, let the restaurant know in advance.
We sat in the loft are and although beautiful, is a challenge for someone who can't do stairs.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very elegant and romantic venue
The restaurant ground are beautiful for those who like the Tuscan Style, very original… The food was great and the ambiance was perfect. We were unable to try the pasta, but we definitely will be back for that!!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Three great meals in two weeks
We are new residents to Austin and Siena was recommended by a friend for an anniversary dinner. It is superb in every way. I have spent many years traveling in Italy, as well as studying cooking there with Italian teacher Giuliano Bugialli. The food at Siena is authentic. We have had the fresh fish, pasta, salads, fig appetizer, and my husband is in love with the Osso Buco. We will return often. Extraordinary flavors and a plus to have gluten free dishes including pasta sauce on fresh spinach.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Siena is always good. This was a Sunday night, so the restaurant seemed short on servers, so not as attentive as they usually are, food was all excellent, but we werent even asked if we wanted dessert, so it seemed odd. Christmas decor beautiful in this restaueant!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Siena Is Always Wonderful
I've been enjoying Siena since they opened.
The service is impeccable and the food is always geat.
If you haven't tried one of their wine dinners, you are missing out.
It's a great place for a business lunch.
The quality of Siena far exceeds the price.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM