Siena
Siena

Siena

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eatsiena.com/
  • Phone: 6045581485x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner

    Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish, French
  • Executive Chef: Jessica Howery
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Book the restaurant for your next event. Central location, comfortable space, wonderful food and free parking make it easy to plan a memorable party at Siena.
  • Private Party Contact: Tess 6045581485x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Granville
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking after 6pm, ask for details
A word from Siena
Simple, delicious, fresh local food in a relaxed space, the gently rustic Siena yields a bounty of Italian flavours, perfect before a show at the nearby Stanley Theatre, or after a day of shopping or gallery-hopping on Granville Rise.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Siena reviews from OpenTable diners
116 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (98)fit for foodies (77)special occasion (31)romantic (28)good for groups (20)notable wine list (18)late-night find (10)hot spot (7)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    We have been a number of times and each time have taken different friends who are also thrilled. We go before theatre and the restaurant understands our timing issues and ensures we have a great meal and get to the theatre on time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carbonara
    twosomeVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    Friendly and efficient staff . Carbonara was especially divine.... delicious but light. Found the restaurant to be clean and fresh. But too noisy for conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find
    Roy09
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    We were very pleased with the menu and excellent service. Two Chose the $29 three course menu and weren't disappointed the food was excellent. The other two guests chose off the menu and their meals were also delicious. What a little gem thank you if we re in Vancouver again would certainly go back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    I took my boyfriend to Siena and our experiences were very satisfied. I used to work with an Executive chef, Tim and he is such a good chef. We got to try a little bit of everything from his menu and we were very happy. The antipasto dish was gem, spot prawn salad was refreshing, scallop was cooked perfectly and albacore tuna, fish of day was perfection. You should try Siena when you are in south granville neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Siena
    DinnerOut
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    The location was good as we were going to the Stanley. However, did not realize how difficult it was to park (or how expensive!) before 6 PM. Also, very loud, as the restaurant was filled to capacity, and this made conversation difficult.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-Theatre Dinner Deluxe
    EconomistAtLarge
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    We went to Siena before the Arts Club Theatre around the corner. Great food, attentive service, recognition that we had a show to catch, decent wine list, noisy but, as my wife pointed out, you could have a conversation and despite the noise level there was privacy because you couldn't actually make out what was being said at other tables (hence they couldn't hear us). I wouldn't hesitate to repeat our visit. I had the Panzanella Salad to start, which ranks as high as a salad can get in my books (very high indeed). The rack of lamb was succulent...superb. My wife had the Baby Arugula Salad and the Grilled Flat Iron Steak, both excellent, if a little OD'ed on Arugula by the end of the meal. Excellent Cafe Americano (decaf) to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fairviews Best!!
    GordonA
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Absolutely outstanding food always! no matter who I bring along to join me, friends from Toronto, Calgary or family members, everyone loves Siena!! Pam
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our current family gathering spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Our meal was generally lovely, and my mozzarella appetizer and main course green pea ravioli were both perfect. The service was warm and efficient, and we will definitely be back. We especially appreciated the helpful accommodation of my partner's food sensitivities, despite the special Mother's Day menu. Thank-you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was terrific and
    T1or2
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    The food was terrific and Haley our server did a stellar job. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a gem! Excellent food,
    Angeleyes
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    What a gem! Excellent food, no crowds, attentive service all at reasonable prices. We drive from Port Coquitlam just to come for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall we all enjoyed the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Overall we all enjoyed the restaurant and our server was excellent. We're a bit disappointed with the food flavors. Some of us had the cioppino and the broth could use a dash more flavour. One had the ravioli and it was a very dry dish with little to no sauce. Salads and desserts were excellent.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great little find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Very friendly wait staff, attentive to our needs. Food was surprisingly good for a small neighborhood restaurant. We were one of the last patrons in and stayed well past closing but our waitress left us to enjoy our meal and evening. Would definately recommend this location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Siena is a delightful casual
    Spoiledrotten
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Siena is a delightful casual place just off Granville Street with a relaxed Mediterranean bistro atmosphere, providing a good selection of reasonably priced food and wine. There is a blackboard of daily specials, offering more variety as well as a balanced set menu. Food and service has been consistently well done on the several visits we've made; one time dropping in without reservation to be seated at the bar. To start, we always order spaghetti puttanesca to share in addition to one of the daily special appetizers and have never been disappointed. Reservations are a must especially on nights when the Stanley Theatre is busy. As it is a small place, it can be a little noisy when it is full but that is part of its charm, a real gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice restaurant, would be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Nice restaurant, would be great before the Stanley. Very affordable price fixe menu. The wait service was good, but felt like they were rushing us out at the end, wanted tea and coffee and they brought the bill.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Siena. It's a great
    Tonip
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    We love Siena. It's a great neighborhood restaurant for us. The pasta specials are always unique and delicious. We have never been disappointed and go back often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My partner and I love Siena.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    My partner and I love Siena. It's our favourite restaurant, and we frequently take friends and family along with us. Everyone is always impressed and they thoroughly enjoy their Siena experience. The service is always as impressive as the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pleasantly surprised.
    ObanoneVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Very pleasantly surprised. Great service. Simple but outstanding fresh food offerings. We had the three course special for $29 prior to attending the theatre. Timing was perfect. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food, great atmosphere,
    ReeseVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    Delicious food, great atmosphere, and superb service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was really good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    The food was really good. Lamb ravioli,special pasta, brushetta and their special appetizer were all excellent. Our waitress was cheery and efficient. I wish we could have stayed longer and tried their desserts. A great spot for dinner. She automatically gave us the discount because we had Stanley Theater tickets. We will go back. My only complaint was that next time, we will book a bit earlier because when we wanted to leave for the Play, everyone was requesting their bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a terrific restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    This is a terrific restaurant. The food is first rate, the service pleasant, informed and attentive. The music in a confined space when most tables are full and talkative is too loud. My only complaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had dinner prior to attending
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    We had dinner prior to attending a production at the Stanley on a Tuesday evening. Seeing at least a dozen or more people turned away, we were happy we had made a reservation...something I would highly recommend, especially on a performance night. Service was friendly and efficient and food was very good. The menu is not extensive but every dish sounded appealing. We both had the arugula salad-very good dressing-I had the lamb ravioli (delicious) while my husband had the lItalian sausage with cous cous ( also very good). This was our second visit and we were not disappointed. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Appetizer (smoked salmon)
    analyst
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Appetizer (smoked salmon) was nicely presented and delicious. The main course (lamb ravioli) was also good. The desserts were adequate but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very noisy the night we were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Very noisy the night we were there. Room very open so nothing to block the sounds. Hard to hold a conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EXCELLENT YET SIMPLE MENU.
    Randa
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    EXCELLENT YET SIMPLE MENU. THREE COURSE MENU IS GOOD VALUE
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had a lovely dinner with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    I had a lovely dinner with the girls at Siena. We had some flavorful salads to start, my friend got the last Beet salad which was on special. We couldn't decide between all the wonderful main course options, we'll have to go back for more! The chicken with lentils & mushrooms was delicious, and everyone loved the pasta that was on special. Great service, although it took a while to get our mains. Ended the night with a delicious brownie :) Lovely meal, wonderful company, and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Siena serves gluten free pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Siena serves gluten free pasta - everything we had was delicious. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good dinners
    GlassLover
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Consistently good dinners at Siena! Be sure to reserve on theatre nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for a bite before going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Good for a bite before going to the theatre. When we were there, the small room was full and very, very loud! The prix fixe menu was the best deal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Attentive staff.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    Great food. Attentive staff. Innovative menu. Great dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting, well-prepared,
    Ctht
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Interesting, well-prepared, fresh food, attractively presented. For example, freshly made lamb ravioli, perfectly roasted beets, served warm with olive oil and walnuts. A good wine list. Attentive service by a server who knew the menu well and had tried everything on it. A comfortable and attractive room. The sunny yellow walls and the sent of garlic and olive oil and herbs evoked memories of Italy. Definitely worth a return visit. Around the corner from the ,Stanley, so especially well-located for pre or after theatre. Dinner is served from 5 pm, which works with matinees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was fantastic. We'd
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    The food was fantastic. We'd recommend this restaurant and go back. It was a bit noisy though. It could be an easy fix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was fabulous, especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    The food was fabulous, especially the appetizers. There were 6 of us at Sienna and we were all very happy with our meals.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food snd service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    The food snd service were excellent. The only criticism was the noise level. It was very busy on Tuesday night so the voices just carried through the entire restaurant. It was difficult to have a conversation with the other 6 people at our table. I can't faullt the restaurant on that though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food here was amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    The food here was amazing as was the service. I am so glad we finally made it to this great neighbourhood restaurant. With all the big 'chain' restaurants in the area, it's nice to support a smaller, local business. This place has outstanding, fresh and local food that has been carefully prepared. The eggplant pesto pasta was to die for as was the sumptuous Burrata appetizer. We will return~!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We very much enjoyed our dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We very much enjoyed our dinner at Siena. It was our first time there and we went for dinner before a show at the Stanley. The prix fixe menu was very affordable and good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tables were small for 6 -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    tables were small for 6 - was full restaurant service was slow...took a while for water/refills..forgot to ask about peper or extra cheese -but waitress was polite/Friendly Very noisy...tables too close...recommend curtains-will reduce noise pasta delicous/salad great risotto was too soft..should be crunchy
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great little spot for dinner
    Playluver
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Great little spot for dinner or a small meal before going to the Stqnley theatre. Antipasto if enough for two to share, and with dessert makes a lovely meal. Our regular sport before the plays.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our neighbourhood go-to restaurant
    Maryu
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    A great spot in a neighbourhood largely populated with more casual dining options. Not to say that Siena is formal but it's a cut above while still maintaining an affordable menu. It's a nice place to take out of town guest. Right now they are continuing their Dine Out price fixe menu and have price on wine on Mondays - both very good values!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good good, loud room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Came here with a friend. Food was good and decent value. Service was polite and prompt. The one downside was that there was a very loud group of 8 beside us. Surprisingly, they were all boomers/grey-haireds, but very boisterous as the wine flowed. Normally this would be OK but the room is small and it was difficult not to notice. (At one point, they were passing around a breathalyzer! You'd think the average age was 16 and not more like 60.) It made for less of a quiet and intimate evening than we would have hoped, but we didn't complain like another table where their romantic evening was disrupted! Despite the loud table, I would still return for the decent value but I wouldn't expect a quiet meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a lovely dinner. The
    Allen
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    We had a lovely dinner. The service and food were both excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate