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 WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Siena reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (85)fit for foodies (70)special occasion (31)romantic (21)notable wine list (18)good for groups (13)hot spot (6)great for lunch (5)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Lovery Neigbourhood Gem
    Peckish
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was my first visit to Siena and we will back. The meal was fresh, delicious and creative. We started with an excellent antipasto plate for two ($20) and it was delicious with a good selection of meats, pickles, olives, figs, toasted foccacia triangles, etc. I had a salade nicoise with ling cod that was absolutely delicous. The service was attentive and professional and the ambiance comfortable and invitiing. Good value and lovely meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food
    kkristof
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food was fabulous, restaurant was cute. Very loud as two large groups were in the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attentive service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were a small group, and enjoyed ourselves, thanks to the service being thoughtful and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best pasta ever!
    Kate
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It's small but cozy. We loved the food taste and definitely would go back. Cocktail not bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Siena Dinner
    Alek
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The restaurant was well decorated and homey - likely a family-owned establishment. The ambiance of the facility was splendid and served as a wonderful date spot. Food wise, everything tasted and looked great. Pricing was extremely reasonable considering the quality of the food and establishment. Our waiter was also amazing. The wine recommended by him was delicious and well-priced. I would definitely consider going back again.
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  • Gabi45
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent food, friendly service. Recommended for any occasion
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Always good food good service. Favorite spot for Italian. Thanks for Half price wine on Monday!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience
    foodlover604
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Amazing food. Great wine selection. Warm and efficient service. The host (owner?) made us feel special when we arrived, and remembered us from the last visit. We had a "Grappa Negroni" and a "Burnt Siena" from the cocktail list, fantastic and refreshing on a hot day. Great wine selection from Italy, Spain and France. Shared an amazing Antipasti platter before moving on to a delicious Pea and Pancetta Ravioli, Lingcod Salade Nicoise, then a slow-braised beef "Brasato" that was the best meal I've had this year! We finished with a warm raspberry rhubarb polenta cake that was truly amazing! Our server looked after us with ease and efficiency, and really didn't miss a beat. I would recommend this charming little place to anyone. Super Value!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food with a touch of arrogance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Trendy menu with good food but nothing memorable. Overall the menu was a bit arrogant. The limits to the menu ( eg no coffee only Americano) and waiter feeling he needed to warn me that the drink I selected was "strong" reflected this attitude. While it is a good little place in the neighborhood not sure I would go out of my way to visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vancouver foodie
    Vancouverfoodie14
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Siena is the perfect spot for a delicious, fresh and memorable Italian meal. Their quaint atmosphere and professional service truly adds to the experience and the food is always consistent in quality. I've dined there at least three times and have enjoyed every meal. A true neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sienna
    Ellybet
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    On the plus side the salads were great and my friends' risotto and Spag with mussels/chorizo were good. But the AC had broken down and it was 80+. They should have offered a free drink or similar to compensate. Decor was sparse and unwelcoming. The staff were friendly but the service was patchy. Spag puttanesca was bland and no bread was offered. Why not? Bread costs peanuts and is given free in European restaurants as part of the welcome to patrons. If you purport to be an Italian restaurant offer good bread - free.
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  • neighbourhood gem!
    cathymac
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    fabulous buratta salad every season! Delicious gluten free pasta! All within walking distance of home. Delightful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly a neighbourhood gem!
    leo1020
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My second visit to this friendly Italian bistro was as perfect as the first. The food is great, the people attentive and the ambiance charming, bright and airy. With free parking at the back after 6 and its proximity to local theatres, it is a worthy destination. Will return again soon and often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A neighbourhood gem
    pkwok
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The food is not only delicious but also very reasonable value for money. 4 of us went there, and we all ordered different things, yet all dishes were great. Will return for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spectacular & Unpretentious
    sfrefVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My wife and I dined at Siena the last evening of a four day trip to Vancouver. We recommend it highly. There are very special things going on in the kitchen of this restaurant, both creatively and in preparation and execution. I had a grilled salmon special that was simply to die for, as was the fig and gorgonzola salad with baby greens that I had as a first course. Siena's treatment of the assorted olive appetizer is not to be missed - I won't give away the secret of the preparation. The wine list is OK, but could use a little help. However, given the attentive and friendly service, and the extraordinary food, creatively prepared, Siena is not to be missed when dining in Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Eatwell
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We went to Siena with our nephew, his girlfriend and our teenage son. It was delicious. The specials were outstanding. The gorgonzola and pea shoot salad is excellent. All meals were very tasty and fresh. (Bonus as Monday's are half price wine bottles!) Great food for good price. Well worth it. Service was wonderful too.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CWGHVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great little place with amazing food and attentive staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pre-theatre dining
    sundawnjoyVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Just around the corner from the Stanley. But allot enough time to enjoy your meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • south granville favourite
    Valvdg
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Siena has a better than average wine list at fair prices made excellent on half price Mondays. The food seems to be consistent although some dishes are more generous than others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous dinner
    theatrediner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had dinner here recently with friends, prior to a show at The Stanley Theatre. We had the three course menu for $32.00, which was fabulous and great value for money. The service was perfect considering the restaurant was full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvgoodfood
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Very nice the food was enticing and delicious the courses were far enough apart that at NO point did we feel rushed Our server was both friendly and professional we were met at the door by a nice man and received a window seat as we had requested the wine was a bit pricey but very nice all the same so we will go on a Monday next time , but will still consider it a viable option for special occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Each bite was a taste delight
    2014great
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Neighbourhood gem. Great food, service, great wine - All reasonably priced. Nice ambiance, not overdone - all add up to an enjoyable evening. Server choose great wine to match the food. From our first bit, we savoured each dish. We choose the 3 course menu: spinach salad, pork tenderloin, special warm fig cake. The other person choose the bean soup, the risotto, and the chocolate cake. Siena always delivers quality. Whenever possible, the food is locally sourced.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet and comfortable
    Valvdg
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    A nice quiet spot for a relaxing dinner. Nice wine list moderately priced. I've enjoyed the dishes I've had there.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but not outstanding
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This was my third time here. My dining companions and I have always enjoyed the food. No complaints. But all three times, with different friends, we found the noise level too high. Yes, it is a small restaurant but with proper use of soft surfaces, noise can easily be dampened. Then diners can have a proper conversation. Service is friendly but food was very slow to arrive on our last visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great effort to make up for mistake
    Frelan
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Although the server got my wife's order wrong, he went to great lengths to make it up to us such as some champagne and after dinner liquors. We all make mistakes so it was nice to see effort to make things right. We have always enjoyed the food at Siena and our last experience was no exception. Great place to eat before going to a play at the Stanley Theatre. Good value to price ratio. Ingredients are fresh and the menu is reasonable priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Siena
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Pros: food was tasty; 3-course prix fixe menu is good value; service was friendly and thorough; 15% discount for Arts Club ticket holders so nice for pre-performance meal. Cons: menu selection was limited; a la carte prices are a little steep for a local bistro experience; food was tasty but didn't knock my socks off.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but...
    Nickm007VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The food was 5/5, but it was empty on a sunny Tuesday night, and strangely it took ages to get food to the table. It also seemed expensive $72 for two with no alcohol.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Enjoyed another fine meal with attentive service. Great restaurant just around the corner from the Stanley Theatre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LORO
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Good food and great wine. We brought our friends and they loved the restaurant. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ideal pre-theatre option
    repeatdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Siena staff and kitchen do a great job of producing a quality meal (at a good price point) and excellent (albeit understandably rushed) service for parties looking to go to Stanley Theater events. Our party of 7 arrived at 6:00 and were able to leave comfortably at 7:10 for the theatre, having had appetizers, entrees, desserts, wine, and coffees. The food was of quality, the only disappointment a chicken pasta special -- visually and taste-wise not appealing. Shrimp ravioli, hangar steak, risotto, pork tenderloin -- all just fine. Desserts OK. One has to eat quickly, which is to be expected. Will return when again going to a play event.
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  • nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    we had a early reservation so we almost had the place to our selves but it quicly filled up food was good and service was great a nice little restaurant give it a try menu changes weekly
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alma
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We liked most everything about Siena, but found it exceptionally noisy. When I was in San Francisco restaurant listings had bells beside them indicating the noise level in the establishments. I thought this was a very good idea. We are an older couple and find noisy places hard to handle. Apart from that we enjoyed everything - the food, the service and it's a convenient spot for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very friendly experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food was very very good - I had the Spot Prawns because they were in season and was not disappointed. The wine that was highlighted was superb. I loved the small size of the restaurant and very happy that Siena took reservations. Some of the smaller restaurants don't seem to take reservations any longer and I just hate standing in line, hovering over all the diners, waiting for a table. Definitely be singing Siena's praises for the next couple of weeks and I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Food below past. Waiter poor on complaint. Spot prawns soft. Quantity down price up. Complaint handled poorly.
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  • Authentic, well-prepared
    Mangia
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We return to Siena because of the superb food and excellent service. They are also well-informed on celiac choices, making the experience great for everyone. A wonderful before the show dinner for the Pacific and Stanley Theatres.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner & Theatre Night
    SpaGirls
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    What a great find for a quick but delicious dinner. The special of the day was the choice of all and plates were all left cleaned. A good sign! We finished off with sharing deserts in plenty of time to make it to our seats at the Stanley. The bonus was theatre goers discount. Will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dinner before the theatre
    EconomistAtLarge
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We have dinner at Siena before attending the Arts Club Theatre around the corner, so we go about once a month or so. Great food and pleasant if a bit noisy venue. I think most if not all of our fellow diners are heading for the same place so the service slows down a bit during the meal as it gets busier and busier, but they always get us out in good time to take our seats at the Arts Club. No hesitation in recommending this place!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    Foodude
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We were a group of 11 and fit in to the relatively small restaurant without trouble. The service was great, the food was excellent (recommend the 3 course set menu, it was more than worth the modest $32) and wine was 50% off (Mondays) so...we had lots. Great place. Do it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely Mother's Day
    Foodfan
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had an excellent Mother's Day dinner. The food was superb, very tasty and beautifully presented. The service was excellent and the atmosphere warm and inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The restaurant was nice. It is on the small side but nice ambience. Great food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate