Siena Ristorante Toscana

4.6
1177 reviews
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Italian
For over 18 years Siena has been Austin’s premier destination for authentic Tuscan cuisine. Locally owned and operated Siena's owners wanted to share their love of Tuscany with Austin diners. Utilizing the talents of long time veteran of the Austin food scene, Chef Harvey Harris, Siena's goal is to transport the dinner from the hills of North Austin to the rolling hills of Toscana. Chef Harvey received his Master's Chef in Italian cuisine while attending culinary school in Piedmonte Italy, but his heart is in Tuscany where he lived and worked. All food at Siena is prepared to order, pasta is made fresh daily as well as all stocks and sauces. Our food is complemented by an award-wining wine cellar and served in rustic, elegant surroundings of thick stone walls and tall wood-beamed ceilings. Whether visiting for a light lunch, happy hour, special event, or a romantic evening, experience the welcoming charm of Tuscany close to home.

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

EASTER BRUNCH - THREE COURSE MEAL $48.00 PER PERSON, PLUS TAX, PLUS GRATUITY.
CREDIT CARD REQUIRED. CONTACT SIENA RESTAURANT TO SUBMIT CREDIT CARD NUMBER.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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OM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Other than the spinach my partner had with her meal, the food was excellent, the server seemed a little disinterested, forgot to offer rolls with the meal (they go around with a basket). The building is beautiful and the ambiance is very good.

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JK
Austin
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Consistent and dependable service from the staff.

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S
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the calimari tuscan style with capers and tomatoes. Loved the trout special! Gluten free pasta with almost any sauce is a nice menu feature, which my girls enjoyed. Our waitress was super pleasant and friendly, and brought out a birthday gelato with candle for my husband's birthday. Very nice night on a Saturday at 7:30pm and not over-crowded. Loved it!

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VF
Austin
61 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Siena is my favorite restaurant this side of Italy. I love the food, service and ambiance. Siena is one of Austin's best kept secrets.

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OT
San Antonio
39 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Spices were not what used to be. Siena is one of my favorite restaurants in Austin.

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A grate place service was amazing the price was on par for places of its caliber dinner for 2 and drinks was $180 however was worth every penny

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TS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great staff. I ate both lunch and dinner at Siena yesterday. Pasta is fresh, salmon delicious. Gina took great care of us at night. Our lunch server was also good

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Siena is our favorite restaurant for a romantic Italian dinner! The food is amazing and the service is so personal and attentive. Their wine selection can’t be beat. We love their home made pasta and unique course offerings. If you want something very special try Siena for an authentic Tuscan cuisine. You won’t regret it! We have even had a birthday party for over 20 and it was perfect!

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MN
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Restaurant is a hidden gem. The building looks good and the food is good.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Short Ribs were so tender and flavorful. Beautiful setting inside and everyone from the hostess to our server was wonderful and polite.

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OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food!

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DC
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Sat outside. Waiter could have cared less about us being there. Had to ask for him to order after watching him attend other tables seated after us. Had to ask for olive oil for bread twice. Food was not served quickly but was delivered warm not like just after being prepared. Wanted another glass of wine but could not get attention of waiter. Asked someone else but waiter never arrived. Did not get asked or desire fill up on water even when asked.

Waiter was aloof and clueless about his job and our table. Ruined the experience of the special occasion.

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V
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere and food. Makes you feel like you’re in Italy.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place

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B
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The ravioli was delicious but the bartender was a jerk and the manager was a sarcastic and very pushy. The portions were terribly small for both the appetizer and meals. I get that the restaurant sources locally, but most non-chain restaurants in Austin do this as well. The food was generally overpriced and the chicken parm was very underwhelming. We will not be back.

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was extremely terrible. I had to track the waiter down to order appetizers . The restaurant itself is beautiful and the food amazing. The service lack should have been supreme to match the quality of the restaurant .

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SH
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, wine and service as usual. We will be back

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TG
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The building, the ambience - these set hopes that are then met by the warmth and efficiency of the staff,
the superb menu, the architectural atmosphere and, of course, the pleasures of the distinctly delicious food.

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SJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely setting. Good service without hovering. The mele salad is wonderful. I love the salmon. My husband enjoyed the fish stew.

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KI
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and ambiance are fabulous! Beautiful design and well crafted menu with evening specials. High quality Happy Hour and a nice patio if weather permits, although the interior is so beautiful, why miss dining inside? Definitely a special occasion location. The service was good, although we did have to ask for the bread and oil after our entree was served. The roll is tasty and well complemented by the olive oil for dipping. Sienna's can be a little difficult to find, so instructions on their website would be helpful. It is nice to have this caliber of dining option near home. We will definitely return!

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DS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

All very good. Food was great. Drinks were great. Atmosphere super and people all very friendly. Had to ask for butter with the bread and Parmesan cheese for the pasta. Expected that to be offered. Otherwise perfect.

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SR
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!!

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RW
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

my wife and I had the Chicken Parmesan, in out opinion it was the best we have ever tasted, we have already recommended Siena to some of our friends

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JT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Romantic atmosphere in very old world feeling restaurant. Both had one of the specials, one fish, one steak, and both were outstanding.

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P
Austin
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food with great service. Greg was really good with recommendations on wine pairing.

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PT
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was thoroughly impressed. Everything from the service to the wine list to the ambiance.

I was particularly impressed how they handled our staying an hour after closing. I was on a date and and we lost track of time and did not realize how late it was. The team handled the situation with impeccable professionalism!

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BK
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect!

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RK
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food in very relaxing surroundings.

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k
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

T'was Great! We'll be back. Love this restaurant!

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T
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Mature D insensitive. We are two 73 ye olds on anniversary reservations. Sent upstairs to a sad little table at top of stairs...seriously!
After that things picked up an food was much better than last time.

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r
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant ambiance is very nice. It truly reflects an Italian Villa with brick walls, numerous fireplaces, an upscale bar, a covered patio and several private rooms. The staff was very professional and accommodating and the food was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant for happy hour specials, lunch and upscale casual dinners.

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MM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was well informed about menu, polite and pleasantly attentive

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NN
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Our food was not up to par and at these prices, we expect the best.

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M
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were seated above the main room which was nice. Our food arrived very quickly. We had a 7:00 reservation and by 7:30 we were finished with our meal. Our food was good. We ordered dessert to go. The desserts were good, but seemed small for the price paid.

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I
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Noise level was excellent, meaning not much noise. I could easily carry on a conversion and hear others speak at my table. The Chicken Parmesan was good, but not as good as I remember from the last time I ate there. The grilled salmon special was very good. The chairs upholstered chairs are starting to look very old, tattered and worn. The service was excellent. Still my favorite go-to restaurant for a nice, quiet, romantic dinner.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not as good as it use to be. Service and food quality has slipped in the last year

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j
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been to Siena many, many times and arrived at our 6PM reservation right on time. We were therefore shocked when the hostess came up to us right after we were seated and told us that we needed to leave by 8 PM or we could not have the table. Talk about horrible customer service!!! We actually were planning on being gone by a little after 7 in order to make a concert at 8 so it was not an issue. Although their food remains very good, their service is continuing to slip.

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Appetizers were sweet and tasty. Two meals purchased: one meal was ho-hum but the other was simply outstanding. Dessert was so fine. The wine cleansed the palette and fit the meals to a "T". The evening was worth the time, energy to get there and money spent.

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Waiter didn’t know too much about menu. Love the ambiance and the hostess at the front.

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C
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very good experience. Cost wasn’t steep, food was amazing. Service was friendly and informative

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