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Siena Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eatsiena.com
  • Phone: (604) 558-1485
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner

    Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Tim Evans
  • 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 (604) 558-1485

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
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great little place with amazing food and attentive staff"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Just around the corner from the Stanley. But allot enough time to enjoy your meal."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "A nice quiet spot for a relaxing dinner. Nice wine list moderately priced. I've enjoyed the dishes I've had there."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Enjoyed another fine meal with attentive service. Great restaurant just around the corner from the Stanley Theatre."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Good food and great wine. We brought our friends and they loved the restaurant. We will be back."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "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 "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food below past. Waiter poor on complaint. Spot prawns soft. Quantity down price up. Complaint handled poorly. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The restaurant was nice. It is on the small side but nice ambience. Great food!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We dine at Siena regularly because of its location to the Arts Club Theatre. When you have just over an hour, it is perfect. The food is always tasty. However, there is not a great selection of items and the "specials" are generally not special but just variants of the main menu. If you like pasta, you'll be happy. The wine by the glass selection is also limited. Staff is very attentive and friendly. Fish tends to be a bit overcooked. Their dessert selection hasn't changed in forever and it is also limited to three items - none of which are stellar. Also, what's with these restaurants that don't put salt and pepper on the table? If you aren't offering seasoning - make sure to get it right! "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Reserved for a pre-theatre meal on the recommendation of the Arts Club box office, major reason being a theatre discount. The performance was cancelled, but the restaurant gave the discount anyway and full credit for that. The ambience fitted our criteria: small, bright, a limited number of tables, a limited and interesting menu and a well-chosen, reasonably priced wine list. Service was perhaps a bit slow, but the place was full and there were two groups for the limited staff to cope with."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We stumbled upon Siena - what a great find - excellent service, great food, very nicely presented, good sized portions, and good value. Timing was good, they are attentive but laid back… Pork tenderloin cooked perfectly, and ling cod delicious light and flaky. Gnocchi with saffron, signature dish - was not good - gummy, re-fried and saffron sauce tasted like humus - they took it off the bill and were super about it. Dessert espresso panna cotta was yummy - we will go back… "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "First time here base on reviews, not too many choice on manual. Food is great. Price right. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Great food and great service even as the restaurant was very busy that night. Half-price bottles of wine on Monday nights is a real bonus."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and the table we had which was by the window. It was easy to talk to our grownup children and easy to hear their conversation. The food was tasty and nicely presented. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "A pleasant staff and great food makes for a good time."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We did not know this delightful restaurant existed . . . we were greeted very warmly as if we were the most important guests of the day. The menu was varied and the $32 set menu offered enough variety to make it most worth while. The food was delicious and served in creative and appetizing way. By public transit it is most accessible via Granville St bus."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We have been there many times and the food has been quite consistently fine. Wine pairings are also good and the three course prix fixe is always well thought out. For either an occasion or a mid week "let's treat ourselves a little", this is a gem."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Great priced authentic, tasty food. Quick service and foods pretty quick too. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Another great meal at Siena - we had a couple that could not make it at the last minute and they were very disappointed as they were looking forward to it after the last time they dined and had a fab meal - we'll be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Nice restaurant just off Granville, prefect for pre theater dinner as it's right by the Stanley. Wonderful service and great prices on food and wine."
    Dined on 4/12/2014