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Siena Tavern

4.7
4101 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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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

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

What 4101 people are saying
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4.7
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner date with wife

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KiranV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were really excited to get reservations at this restaurant. It was always busy and always buzzing with good energy. The food and service was outstanding. But we were seated outdoors and granted it was summer and also granted it was HOT, but my goodness the number of spiders and bugs that crawled on our legs , hair and food was pretty shocking. We have sat outdoors all through our trip here and never experienced those kinds of creepy crawlies. Initially I thought we were just being a bit sensitive, but the table next to us had two women scream and jump up and stomp some bugs at their table twice, so it was really NOT just us. Not sure what they can do about this, but it sure did spoil our overall experience.

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brandonh
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at Siena Tavern. Enjoyed, was seated very quickly and our service was knowledgeable about the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Server was pushy, rude, and seemingly condescending to my girlfriend and I. The food was good, but not good enough to excuse his behavior.

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RyanM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary trip again to dinner at Siena. It was spectacular.

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vipSophie
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to celebrate our Anniversary. As always, I ordered the fabulous meatball & my husband had the Burrata w/tomato jam. These dishes are the best in Chicago!! We also ordered the chicken & salmon. Lots leftover to take home. Delicious meal!

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MichaelV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but well worth the price for a special occasion because the food is out of this world.

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vipDebbieV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary. Joel our waiter was amazing. From a champagne toast to all his suggestions & stories. Highly recommend!!!

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and i got a reservation for the patio bc we love Chef Fabio from Top Chef, and the weather was perfect. We got the Octopus and the Mushroom apps and then split gnocchi and ended with entrees, I got the chicken and he got the pork chop. Everything was so good, and our server Dylan was so sweet and made great recommendations. Would definitely go back again. even if our eyes were bigger than our stomachs. Can't wait to try the other stuff on the menu.

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viptwjwdining
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was a pleasant enough experience, but it wasn’t anywhere close to spectacular.

KM
vipKennethM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best brunch experiences we've ever had. We were celebrating my parents' 45th wedding anniversary, and the staff could not have been more welcoming. Our waiter, Albert, was a class act- polite, accommodating and attentive. And the food was absolutely delicious. From the champagne toast to the chocolate cake, my parents haven't stopped talking about how special it was, and can't wait to go back. Siena Tavern has been one of my favorite spots for a while, and this experiences proves why. Can't wait to get back again soon. Kudos to the management and staff, you made a special couple and their family feel grateful, happy and full!

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Saltyseniorita
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!

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Kathy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was fabulous. Had grilled octopus and CAPRICCIOSA Pizza. Would definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loud at outdoor table, but great experience as usual! Food was delish and service was top notch.

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vipLeslieme21
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

We weren't seated until 20 minutes after our reservation. While our server was friendly and got our order correct, she clearly had too many tables as it took 15+ minutes to receive a new round of drinks. Drinks are over priced but typical for for area. Lasagna was a miss but pizza, gnocchi, watermelon/prosciutto, coccoli and burrata were good.

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Hutch
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

For visitors to Chicago, this place has a great location & vibe. Just that we’ve been here too many times. The menu needs updating. The entrees are just a bit tired and there’s no bread service. Fortunately we weren’t that hungry.

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vipGerilyn
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a delightful experience at Siena Tavern!

Ari, the bartender knew how to make a great martini (always my benchmark for bartenders) and she was funny and warm.

Our server, Juan, was helpful in guiding us through the menu and made a few wonderful recommendations.

We had the giant meatball (seriously, HUGE!), the brusssels sprouts salad and the hearts of palm salad to start. All yummy and beautifully presented.

I had the gnocchi for my main course and they were spot-on! (Another one of my benchmarks for Italian restaurants is how well they make their gnocchi.) Light, flavorful and melted in your mouth.

All in all, a fantastic experience. The only thing I would have changed would be the music volume. The music was louder than I prefer, although I know that's the trend.

I would definitely return!

MC
MaryC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very attentive and helpful. Our server JessicaM was great. The food was excellent.

We especially enjoyed the cocktails #7, and the Coccoli. It was easy to tell the pasta was homemade. It was fresh and tasty.

I will be back! Thanks for the pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Made my friends birthday so nice

SG
vipSteveG
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, reasonable Prices and open late. A great place to get together with friends.

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jamesd
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service. Would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server Matthew was amazing very attentive and even brought me a speciality treat for my birthday. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Hard to have conversations as noise level high but the quality of food and service far outweighed the noise

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vipIlyseL
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. We ate outside and the service was good and a beautiful night.

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MyMy
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. The workers were very sweet and hardworking and the food was absolutely delicious. Definitely worth the price.

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vipjlosangeles
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Pizza was delicious but the other food was just ok. Our server was grumpy and somewhat inattentive.

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RichC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

A bit overpriced, food was not the hottest when it came out. I

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runner13
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday brunch. The atmosphere was awesome. Loved the DJ, great music, but not overwhelming loud. Food was amazing, service great. Absolutely recommend!

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vipnotimpressed
Cleveland
42 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, venue was really nice and the food was outstanding. Love the Bloody Mary

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and wine!!

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vipBlakeW
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Busy restaurant with a modern take on Italian. Service was exceptional without rushing. Pizza, Carbonara and gnocchi were great. Ink pasta was good. Gelato was off the chart.

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CydneyM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Nothing fabulous. Our waiter was wonderful. Dessert was horrible. Over priced and no parking validation. Cheap liquor at ridiculous prices! Not a fan at all!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the coccoli!!

KB
vipKaelinB
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food was excellent!

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Sunny
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Salty food.
Meh service especially from the hostess

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! The food was outstanding and the staff was amazing as always.
We had the Burrata appetizer which was unreal!
My wife had the Cappricciosa pizza and she loved it.
I had the Carbonara and it was the best pasta dish I’ve ever had.
Highly recommend!

JS