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Siena Tavern

4.8
3839 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A polished and energetic restaurant in River North with Italian and Mediterranean influences, Siena Tavern prides itself on offering dishes made in-house, from-scratch. The menu was curated by Dineamic Hospitality's Chef/Partner, Fabio Viviani, also commonly known for his Celebrity Chef accolade as Bravo's "Top Chef Fan Favorite." The décor reflects a hybrid of a rustic Italian market, a fine dining restaurant and a modern, industrial tavern, bridging old world comfort and hospitality with a contemporary menu and design. When setting foot into this 10,000-square-foot eatery for lunch, dinner, happy hour, late night cocktails or weekend brunch, you can expect to taste the same fresh, from-scratch cooking across pastas, pizzas, mozzarellas, gelato and everything in between.
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Experiences

  • 4-course tasting menu of Chef Fabio's Favorites

    $75.00 per person

    Mar 2 - Apr 30, 2021

    Sit back and "Forget About It." Enjoy our 4-course tasting menu of Chef Fabio's favorites plus dessert. Consider this a delectable introduction to our biggest cravers specially prepared by our executive culinary team. $75.00 per person, excludes gratuity and tax. Upgrade your experience with a $40.00 per person wine pairing carefully selected by our sommelier to indulge your palette.

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    Fri 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3839 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SandraB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in Chicago for delicious Italian food and bday celebrating!

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vipGoldie
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Let's just say that the reviews I read didn't represent what Siena Tavern offers. Nice booths but the music vibe was loud rock rather that for dining and having a nice meal. The menu looks delish but the execution was really poor. Think line cook vs chef. Pasta was moosh, brussel sprouts were oily and overcooked, no garnish in your cocktails. so eh. Not worth repeating sadly,

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kara was amazing per usual. Love coming here for brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food, cool vibes on weekend inside the place. The outdoor tents are definitely not as nice as being able to sit inside. Drinks were yummy and pasta delish. Expensive, but an enjoyable date night

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Michelle
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Everything we ordered came out perfect and was outstanding. My parents, who were visiting got the broiled salmon and baked lasagna - not a crumb was left behind. We finished everything. Portions were perfect. Shout out to our server, Luke (cool hand Luke) - He took amazing care of us and made our experience even better. I will be back soon!

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AndreaN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I did the tasting for $75 each and it was more than enough food that we had to bring some home. Everything was delicious and foods were paired with other food I never would have thought and was delicious! I also added on the wine pairing and those went extremely well with the food as well. I would definitely go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Great Vibe. Friendly Staff. Would come again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is unexpectedly delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Place is COVID friendly with partitions. They had a great bruschetta, although it only comes with two decently sized pieces. I had the kale salad which was great! Tiramisu was very good. Server was friendly and allowed us to exchange our drinks for something we liked better. Restaurant is kinda dark in some areas so it was hard to see the menu later in the night. Overall, would recommend.

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JK27
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, from the cocktails to our bombo for dessert! Great service as well. They were happy to modify for dairy-free (myself) but if you can eat dairy, the carbonara-in-a-jar which my friend got looked AMAZING.

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Mari
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely yet lively bar! Armando provided excellent service, & Mickey did well in explaining our courses to us. Cant wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Everything was great but at the end there was a very rude female worker who snapped at me to put a mask on when we were literally the only ones still there. Very inappropriate

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MacN
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing and staff was friendly.

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DavidF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

House made pasta is the best! Great food, cozy surroundings! 3rd time and we’ll be back soon!

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vipNomadEater
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Had a reso, was there on time, waited almost 15 minutes to be sat, then were sat at a high top table facing the bathrooms, by the bar, facing the pizza bar, but were told "this is not a bar table" - yea right.

They had some plexiglass screens up between tables, giving lip service to COVID, but they did not cover the seated areas of the high tops, so they were useless. Stupid.

Waiter was a bro, kind of around, kind of not, clearly did not want to be there.

Was loud as hell. Music was loud and everyone was yelling at each other. The table of 6 across from us, the 2 bros 2 tables down.

Food was meh. Many, many better Italian joints in Chi town with much better food, service and ambiance for similar prices. All portions seem to be for 4 people, so keep that in mind if there are only 2 of you.

I would recommend if you are seeking great Italian with great food, great service in a great setting - seek elsewhere.

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vipGoshendoc
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall above average. Attentive service. The breakfast vegetable skillet was a huge stew. Tasty, but not what I expected. A bit turned off by a $7 side order of toast. Every breakfast skillet I’ve had includes toast. I prefer the excellent, but very pricey lunch and dinner menu.

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Eleni
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and nice outdoor patio! The food was very delicious as well.

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Fish
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great experience. The food and service were excellent!

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Sladjana
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops were delicious! Definitely recommend and will be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our anniversary and my birthday. Great food. Had the tasting menu. Both of us loved it.

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Megan
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service. Waiter was one of the best i've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My server was amazing as well as the manger on duty. My food was superb! The hostess was not as attentive, is my only complaint. My overall experience was amazing none the less!

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Izzy
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious, and service was phenomenal. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy brunch. The prosciutto sausage was especially delicious.

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BenJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience1

Everything was fine. We went for Easter Brunch, but our server didn’t mention the specials to us until I brought it up. Otherwise, Easter Brunch was just a normal meal at an elevated tavern with very loud Motown and TVs playing throughout. Nothing really wrong, but definitely nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice

Bruschetta is to big to eat with hands only.

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LYoung
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Seated in a lopsided outdoor dining table. Over priced and non attentive staff.

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vippomko
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My whole family, including myself, loved the food, service and atmosphere! Thank you very much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance!! The truffle, mushroom pizza is to die for:)

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vipKellyC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! Awesome dog menu! We went for our dog's bday and he enjoyed some steak when we had a wonderful pizza!

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vipkimnickt
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration brunch. Excellent food. Nice ambiance; good service. Recommend.

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AmandaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during chicago restaurant week and it was amazing!! Every dish we ordered was wonderful - the coccoli was absolutely perfect, and the gnocchi and brick chicken diavolo absolutely hit the spot. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipLeachim
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guest and I had the Kale Caesar with the “burnt” pepperoni pizza and it was fabulous. The pepperoni was not actually burnt, it was thin, crispy and delicious. Great upscale atmosphere. Loved it.

NN
vipNeilNola
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

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Limmel
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
Wonderful staff
Great covid-19 practices

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My two girlfriends and I spent the weekend in the city for my 21st birthday, Siena Tavern