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About Siena Ristorante Toscana
For over 13 years Siena has been Austin’s premier destination for authentic Tuscan cuisine. Chef Harvey Harris 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. Tuscan food in general is gluten free so over 65% of their menu is always gluten free!. Utilizing local farms and ranches Chef Harvey sources out products that are hormone free, chemical free and natural for his menu. 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.
Austin, TX 78731
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday through Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
"Seasonal" Dinner Hours
Tuesday through Saturday : 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday and Monday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
2222 & 360 North bound
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ample parking is available surrounding our freestanding building located in a small shopping center at the northeast corner of highways 360 and 2222, next to Waterloo Ice House.
Private Party Facilities:
Two private dining rooms are available.
Our Caminetto Room seats 17 to 40 guests and has its own fireplace and projection screen. Rustic stone walls, many windows and an arched ceiling add to its ambiance.
Our smaller Terrazzo Room seats 10 to 16 guests and is located upstairs in a private setting overlooking the main dining room. Arched windows, stone walls and a wood beamed ceiling add to its ambience.
Each room has very reasonable minimums depending on the day of the week and can be booked by calling Siena. Special multi course menus with several price points featuring popular selections are available under the private party link on our website. Or, we can customize a menu for your event!
Siena’s beautiful atmosphere and authentic Tusacan Cuisine will be a popular choice and will enhance any event.
Private Party Contact:
Rachel Alton - Event Coordinator: (512) 349-7667
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Siena Ristorante Toscana Ratings and Reviews
The food was delicious, as always. The highlight of the meal was how great our server was! I wish I knew his name. He was very attentive, but something little he did when our main entree took a little longer than he expected put the experience over the top. Our server offered us a complimentary cup of soup for the delay. It wasn't a problem since we weren't in any hurry, so we declined. Just by him anticipating a possible negative experience and asking to remedy the situation, my experience was great.
The potato soup was so horrible we could not eat it. We noticed others around us could not eat it as well. We were told that the pasta on the lunch included a salad or soup and we were charged additionally for the soup even though the server told us something different. The rolls were burned and the pasta very average. In essence, it was a total disappointment. Nothing coincided with the previous reviews provided on OpenTable.
My bookclub got together at Siena. It is in a perfect spot, we all remarked about how much we loved the venue and the authenticity. The food was "off the hook" and our server Greg exceeded in the kind and courteous category. I always love walking into Siena, some how I feel like I am being transported and all of my senses are awakened!
The food was delicious and beautiful presentation. We love when we can share healthy portions and the chef will plate individually (a must or we won't return). The appetizers (dates with bacon and goat cheese)as well as Mushrooms topped with greens were excellent. We shared the salmon with shrimp and scallops as well as the salad with walnuts and apples...excellent choice all the way around. The atmosphere is cozy and the wine was paired perfectly. The service could have been a little more attentive, but overall this is a definite go to often restaurant.
The food was as delicious as usual, but the portion for the Taglierini (spaghetti with meat sauce) was much smaller than usual. For older folks like me, I prefer the primo portion, but this time it seemed about 30% less than usual. Maybe it was just a fluke. Otherwise, this is one of my favorites and I'd recommend it to everyone!
Have eaten here before and had a great meal. Ordered the special veal dish to send it back due to the fact it was grossly over salted. They were nice enough to change it out for the veal chop grilled. It was better but again way over salted. Not sure if the chief has changed or not. It was not a great night. Will give it one more chance
Our waiter might have been new
The white wine was not chilled He told us to add ice
It took forever in between courses, yet the restaurant was emptier than I had ever seen it.
We all ordered the sea bass special and not one of us really liked it
We expected something different and to be honest, we dont think it was seabass
Love this place. The architecture alone is something to see. It is perfect for a date, Christmas office party, happy hour with friend(s). The food has always surpassed expectations.
Only thing I can think of and it's not a big deal but would like a fabulous cocktail to go with all the other greats this place can dish out! Cocktail menu with a couple of craft cocktails would be nice.
We have loved this beautiful restaurant for many years and have enjoyed many excellent meals at lunch, dinner and wine dinners, however it seems to have gotten tired. The restaurant was nearly empty and seemed darker than usual. The menu is either unchanged or is very close to what it has been for several years. It needs to be updated. The server was knowledgeable and pleasant, but disappeared at the end of the meal, causing us to forgo dessert. The main courses were OK, but none were exceptional. All in all, we were disappointed.
The service, food, and ambiance at this restaurant are absolutely outstanding. The restaurant itself is beautiful yet cozy. Our server was very accommodating to different requests I had for the dishes on the menu, such as making an entree into an appetizer portion and putting an ingredient on the side for an entree. There were so many ways that she took special care to our experience, including providing a free sample of the lemonade when I expressed interest but uncertainty in whether I wanted to order it. The food was absolutely outstanding. Fresh, beautifully presented, and delicious. I will most certainly go back and would highly recommend this restaurant to others. It was my first time, but certainly not my last!
We love Siena. It is an equally wonderful choice for a business dinner, a family dinner, or a special occasion. The food is always outstanding and the service is impeccable. In a city of excellent restaurants, Siena is consistently exceptional. While their specialty is clearly Italian (house made pastas, novel twists on traditional Italian fare), the seafood, beef, and chicken entrees never fail to impress. I cannot recommend Siena highly enough.
We chose Sienna because it had "quiet conversation" listed as an attribute. It really wasn't quiet. Yes, other places are louder, but it wasn't quiet.
Service was rushed, I was disappointed. We had our starters within minutes of ordering, it makes me feel like you want the table for the next party. As soon as we were done with the starters plates were cleared and our main dishes came out. We were not ordering dessert, plates were cleared and the bill was brought. What should have been a leisurely dinner was rushed to 45 minutes. I can spend my $100+ dining dollars somewhere else next time.
The atmosphere is nice, food was good, waiter was attentive.
The restaurant is beautiful inside. Our server was well informed and friendly. He just wasn't around when he needed to be. I think that is one of those learned skills some people can do, but it took a long time to get our check, and we were a party of 5 and often 1 or 2 of our drinks sat empty while the others were full. As for the food, it was tasty and the presentation was lovely. The short ribs were pretty dry, unfortunately. That was a bit of a mystery, braised short ribs? My pasta was good, had to add a little salt but I would rather have it under-salted than over-salted. It may be a cardinal sin, but I would really have liked having some fresh grated pecorino, or parmeasan, or another cheese along those lines. Despite my somewhat critical food reviews, it really was very good. It was definitely worth it. For $275 for 5-people, it may have been a little overpriced, but it's definitely worth checking out.
My boyfriend and I both work in restaurants so we did not get to celebrate Valentine's Day together. We came here for a belated celebration and were not disappointed. We were sat in a beautiful little table next to a window upstairs and were greeted promptly. The service throughout the meal was great, all of our needs were met and the server was a sweetheart. The main course was also delicious. We opted to get two primo entrees each as opposed to each getting a larger entee. This was great because we got to try two different pastas. We ended the meal with a beautifully presented and equally as good tiramisu. I drank an Italian margarita ( delicious) and my boyfriend had a Tuscan peach (also delicious).Overall great night, food, and service! Will be back for sure.
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful experience. The atmosphere was intimate with the perfect lighting for the occasion. Our waiter was very friendly and prompt. The presentation was fantastic and provided a European-style flair to our meal. The appetizer was simple but tasty. The bread and butter with balsamic vinegar was good. The entree was excellent with one minor detail: there was an incorrect cut in my wagyu steak that resulted in a little bit of unwanted tendon. The dessert was the standout: my girlfriend had tiramisu and I had a simple flan slice of cake, and they were both heavenly. Overall, we had a great time and I would highly recommend!
We went for Valentine's. Overall, a great experience but steak was rather tough. Everything else was great. So if you want steak, go to a steak place. I should have stuck with Italian food but the special menu did not really have Italian options. But I will go back when I can use the regular menu.
My wife and I came in for Valentine's Day to an 8:30 reservation. We chose a bottle of wine at the bar, but when we were seated at our table it was forgotten and had to be reordered. The waiter, Derek, was somewhat inattentive throughout the night, but we were enjoying our wine for most of the time. As the courses and subsequent disappointments wore on, it slowly became more of an issue.
The appetizer(I had the beef tartini) was good, but slightly under-seasoned. My wife's oysters were good. For the first course, I ordered the risotto, but I had to send it back. It was incredibly bland, and also lacking in any kind of seasoning. I tried the soup instead, not bad.
We were not offered any bread throughout the evening and at this point had to ask for it. I have NEVER sent a plate back in a restaurant, and feeling bad about the risotto, I pointed out to the waiter that the bread was good. He didn't offer it to us again, either.
For the main course, we both had the New York strip. Both steaks were unevenly cooked, and not very good. My wife's was not medium-well like she ordered. It stood on the border of medium and medium rare. I ate less than half of mine, and pointed this out to the waiter at the end of our meal. Finally, one of the desserts we ordered was unavailable, and the "Tiramisu" was not a tiramisu. There was no coffee and it and it was dry and unappetizing, with some kind of crumbled powder poured over it. So my wife and I left them unfinished and complained. In the end, the waiter took off $9 of our $215 bill for the tiramisu. I asked to speak to the manager about doing something about the price of the steaks and Derek told me that the manager was unavailable, but that he "had tried as hard as he could" to argue our case.
The biggest disappointment is that my wife and I are foodies, and love the restaurant scene in Austin. We especially love to celebrate special occasions with Italian food. Considering this was the only menu, it could have been better.
I reserved this place because of the previous reviews. I thought it was going to be a nice change of scenery and I was right. The place is nice and good warm service but the portions are too small for the price and taste. My steak was tough. I hope it was just that cut.
Eight here for Valentine's Day. This is not the place to do a prix fixe menu. The ambience was great as usual, but the food was average at best with low quality cuts of meat and underwhelming presentation. We always enjoy our time at Siena, but we will come back for the regular menu.
Waiter was fantastic and suggested a great course dinner. We shared apple salad, prosciutto wrapped figs, carpaccio to start. All was good. Truffle pasta was good. Shrimp pasta was not. Then for our final course we had the quail. I did not care for it. Needed flavor. Great place for a long dinner.
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