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.
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: 5123497667x
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
Good food as usual. The only issue we h ...
Good food as usual. The only issue we had was the length of time it took to have our order taken and the wait. We sat at noon but it was at least 30 minutes before our order was taken and then nearly 1:00 before we received our meals. It was lunch time and crowded but it shouldn't have taken that long.
We go there for birthday lunch and Chris ...
We go there for birthday lunch and Christmas celebration every December. It is so beautifully decorated. Very elegant. However, we always got a free dessert for the 4 birthdays we have in the group and they don't do that anymore. Most find dining restaurants do give a free dessert. Truluck's gave us a free dessert for two in my family when we went there last month.
The food is always kind of hit or miss - ...
The food is always kind of hit or miss - this time it was miss. For $25-50 a plate I expected very good to excellent, but the beef tenderloin was slightly stringy and chewy, the fish was a bit dry and bland, and the vegetables were rather lifeless and without any flavor except for the spinach. The ambiance as always was terrific. Just another example of the sad state of Austin's overall low-bar restaurant quality.
Came here for a special meal to celebrat ...
Came here for a special meal to celebrate my son's university graduation. Gina, our waitress, was brusque, not very helpful and impatient. Her lack of friendly service put a definite damper on our meal. My father and I had the salmon with scallops and shrimp with the side of Tuscan kale. Bad choice. The 3 shrimp were very tiny and luke warm. The 2 scallops were room temperature, small and mushy. The salmon was excellent. The kale was room temperature and a gloppy mix of tough stems and overly-wilted mush. We were served one roll each and never asked if we cared for another. Incredibly over-priced. Overall a major disappointment and we will not be back.
We ended up here last minute for a birth ...
We ended up here last minute for a birthday celebration. As always we had an amazing experience. Our waiter was very patient (with my 94 yr old grandma who had questions/special requests & is hard & of hearing) & very accommodating and helpful with what to order our 10 year old. Everything was wonderful and everyone was very happy with their dinner. Thank you.
Today was HORRIBLE. The manager sat us a ...
Today was HORRIBLE. The manager sat us and before we sat down she complained about our kids and told us kids are not allowed to walk in the restaurant without an adult. I have been to several nicer restaurants with my kids, ex uchiko, and have never heard anyone sitting us give us a warning about kids.
Drinks were terrible. My sidecar was not served in a martini and it wasn't even closed to a sidecar. My wife's sparkling wine had no fuss. Bread was old and stale and server agreed and knew.
Pasta was great as always.
My recommendation: not a place at all for families with kids, young working people and say with the pasta only.
Lovely place with excellent food. The se ...
Lovely place with excellent food. The service was a tad slow. Very good special occasion place, with white table cloths and wonderful bread. Many choices on the menu. It's reasonably priced for the quality of the experience.
Been many times. This was the first time ...
Been many times. This was the first time one person at our table of four was disappointed. Cornish hen with a balsamic reduction is not for everyone.
The wild boar Bruschettta which has always been superb was a little to tomato-ey. Still a 9 out of ten restaurant.
I have dined here on many occasions and ...
I have dined here on many occasions and tonight was a bit off. My partner and i both order the orieccette veal ragu and we were disappointed as it was too salty and the braised veal sauce to much for the pasta. I think a nice white sauce with ground veal would have made this a better dish.
We have been to Siena many times and hav ...
We have been to Siena many times and have always left satisfied. This time there were several glitches. Mostly due to our server. Perhaps he was new. Our food was brought to our table and our server never checked on us one time. I was going to order a glass of wine but never had a chance and my son never had his iced tea refilled although he saw our server glace at our table several times. No dishes were cleared and we had to ask for our bill. Two out of three dishes were great, but the steak tip special was tough, kale was undercooked and potatoes were so dry you had to drink water to get them down. Does anyone try the dishes before they are served? We love Siena and believe that this was a one time issue.
It was a special occasion, it was suppo ...
It was a special occasion, it was supposed to be a two birthday celebration and we only got one dessert. So the other person got left out. Not only that. I called to make sure it was that way and asked if they charge for these bday desserts and they said no. But we did get charged.
Also. We asked for a certain wine and they didn't have it. And we got up sold o some other brand not so good
The service was vary poor!
I have been at this place many times before and this is by far the worse experience.
The paste suggestion sounded great. It was like Mac and cheese with tomato sauce and a piece of crab. Of course small portion for a lot of $
Always fabulous. When we want something ...
Always fabulous. When we want something special in Austin, this is it.
Setting is extraordinary, feels like a trip to Tuscan villa.
Service attentive. Menu exciting and well-executed. Loved the Lockhart smoked quail and osso bucco. Vanilla gelato with balsamic reduction was a lovely dessert. Even green salad is special.
Thank you for another perfect evening. You can count on a very nice experience at Siena.
Siena is a great Tuscan-inspired restaur ...
Siena is a great Tuscan-inspired restaurant in Austin. We went for lunch, and our food was delicious, as usual. Service was a little off this time, but perhaps that can be attributed to a very busy Veterans Day crowd.
This was my first experience with Siena ...
This was my first experience with Siena that was extremely unpleasant. We started off our dinner having to ask twice for a waiter- then having to wait around 15 minutes to place our orders. One of the 4 appetizers was messed up in the kitchen resulting in another wait, then my entree was brought out and was not what I had ordered- at this point it was close to 9:45 pm when we had arrived at 8:15- and not wanting to make our dinner go any later I opted to just stick with what had been brought out. The price difference of what I ordered and what was brought out was almost double and instead of fixing the issue the waiter asked if I was good and left to serve another table. Our waiter circled around and asked again if I was good but barely gave me a chance to answer before walking away. The entree that was brought out to me was the steak tenderloin to which it was dry, and covered in excess of blue cheese. The potatoes were gritty and dry. To boot I have a severe allergy to a certain food and called ahead to make sure that I could eat a particular dish, the pork tenderloin, I was told was my only option as everything else would be cross contaminated. So to bring out something completely diffrent and have to wait for the kitchen to okay that the dish that was brought out was safe to eat was not pleasant. We were a larger party and I understand the automatic 20% gratuity but in this situation it was not merited, in the end, we could have had a much better experience somewhere else. Extremely disappointing to have such a unpleasant experience there.
Very nice atmosphere and dining. The fo ...
Very nice atmosphere and dining. The food was excellent and the service was at the same level. For the most part, Brandon,our waiter was able to anticipate our needs. The salmon was "the finest" iv'e eaten in quite a while. This place is really a "jewel" for all that it has to offer. We will be back.
This was a first time experience. The re ...
This was a first time experience. The restaurant was recommended to us and lived up to the expectation. We had an Italian-American dining with us and many of the foods, service and choices brought back memories of family dining. He was extremely impressed with all aspects of our experience. Definitely a return visit is in the future.
Overall, the food was great! The servic ...
Overall, the food was great! The service was stellar as well, except for one thing. Just don't order until you really want to dine - the food came out way too fast. (I know, hard to believe someone would complain about that, but when I dine out, I like to enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant and relax.
The ambience at Sierra Toscana is breath ...
The ambience at Sierra Toscana is breathtakingly beautiful. The menu is well organized and explains each selection completely. There is an extensive wine selection although the prices seemed excessive. Service started out as friendly and attentive but after a couple courses we felt forgotten by our server. A second drink order went unfilled until we asked again when approached by another server 15-20 minutes later. The calamari and the ravioli primi plate were superb. If there was any truffle balsamic dressing on the roasted beet salad, it was undetectable, making for a disappointing insalata course. The capellini con gamberi primi plate was unremarkable. Each of our second plate entrees was good, not great, and not up to their pricing.
For our 4th visit to Siena, we had my te ...
For our 4th visit to Siena, we had my teenage son's birthday party. Food was good, server was knowledeable and nice, and the setting can't be beaten. Pricey, so we only use it for special occasions. Best dessert is the mousse.
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