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About Siena Ristorante Toscana
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.
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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Siena Ristorante Toscana Ratings and Reviews
It was our 59th wedding anniversary and we had asked for a table with a good view. We were greeted with congratulations but were unable to take advantage of the table upstairs we were offered. I am disabled and cannot manage stairs and there was no elevator. We did appreciate the extra attention and complimentary glasses of wine.
Our first time since we were visiting family in Austin and this place was recommended. It's a beautiful, quiet restaurant that reminded me of one we had been to in Rome, only bigger. The food was really outstanding and service very good and relatively quick. It's a great place for a romantic evening; bring a hearty appetite. At the suggestion of the waiter, the chef gave us an outstanding and creative caprese salad.
I consider this one of the finest restaurants n Austin. Beautiful building, outstanding food and service. The bar is lovely and completely separate from the main dining area, allowing for a quite dining experience if you so desire. I ca not recommend it highly enough
We were welcomed exceptionally well. Our server was great. She was very attentive and quickly replaced my dinner which was not prepared well or to order. My husband's dinner was executed perfectly but we ended up not enjoying our dinner at the same time due to the errors in the kitchen which put a damper on our celebration. The restaurant was quiet to the point of almost too quiet, but we were there early on a weeknight.
Great food as always, but our server was too eager to remove dishes before we were finished. One person in our party had food taken away that she still wanted to eat. Server also spent too much time telling us all of the things he liked on the menu...code: trying to push.
As much as we love Siena, I am a Chef and once worked for Chef Harvey and Stan Adams, we were ultimately very disappointed in our 10th year anniversary dinner.
We wanted to celebrate we're 10 years earlier we held our reception dinner and though we were served with great care by our waiter, the food was incredibly poor.
I ordered the pork Madalions and my wife was supposed to get the Wild Boar but was brought Bolognese.
My plate clearly was waiting as I could see the dried up "juices" from the sliced pork on the vey warm plate.
The mistake is simple but the solution should have been to return both plates and cook them both CORRECTLY, but as swift as possible.
Instead only my wives dish was returned to kitchen and we were given the ole "my kitchen loves me and is fixing it fast" statement from the waiter. This is when chef knowledge comes in.
I know have my wasting away, already arrived dry, pork while the cooks will either rush a dish and heat up items too quickly to check them or will steal another customers dish to push the tickets along but cause another issue.
Clearly they chose the first method as it came very promptly and was presented as "they really felt bad and gave you a larger portion than normal". This time it was so unappealing looking with this pile of something in the bowl. We accepted and got back into our anniversary reminiscing.
I'm the middle of talking about how much we loved these dishes on our wedding night she bites in to find COLD, As in atleast 44-48F boar meat...... I don't even need to continue.
At this point our bill is over $100, my wife who hasn't eaten all day has had a terrible evening and we are supposed to catch a sunset at the top of Mt Bonnell where we got married.
Sad to see such great restaurants fall by the wayside.
I saw this beautiful place online many times and have always wanted to go and thought I would save it for a special occasion. I reserved online and noted that my finance and I will be eloping and eating there would be our first dinner as a married couple. They paid attention! Sat us in the most beautiful part of the restaurant and welcomed us with two glasses of champagne. It was a beautiful place and the food was top notch beginning to end. We plan on going back to this special place every year for our anniversary and then some!
Been here before but this visit was very disappointing . Wait staff forgot to take a drink order from 1 guest, forgot an entree order from another. The runner got all the meals confused. The medium lamp chops were well done, the salmon was over-cooked and dried out. A huge disappointment. Have been there many times but will not likely return and could definitely not recommend.
Really nice place. Food was pretty good. The Burrata cheese (The play-off of a caprese salad) was underwhelming and really needs to be taken off the menu. The cheese is a watered-down creamy mess. We know, we ordered 3 plates. The calamari was nicely spiced, the salads were simple (perfect). Our pastas were all really pretty impressive. Desert was underwhelming...too much balsamic.
The environment was rustic, our server was a bit in the weeds, perhaps because there was 7 of us. The people were friendly.
The food was great as always and while I can understand that it is probably not economical to have the "bread" man (who used to walk around and continuously put another delicious roll on your bread plate), we had to ask for the first roll, then the waiter took our bread plate away without asking if we wanted another roll (we did...but we had to ask for it and he had to bring us clean bread plates). Kind of a small thing but it took away slightly from the dining experience.
This is a beautiful restaurant. It's both refined and romantic, and it has always been a good place for a night out.
The new menu is much improved from our last visit. We were especially surprised by the small plate starters, including calamari and pork belly, and the salad with walnuts was delicious. For the main course, Siena's take on cioppino was a real winner.
Give Sienna another chance if you haven't been in a while!
A trip to Italy without the jet lag. Authentic setting, great wine list, fantastic food prepared just right. Our server did a great job but apparently forgot about us 20 minutes after we finished our meal he still didn't show. Then he appeared with the desert menu and all we wanted was a check as we were "lingering" too long.
Started off strong with grilled figs and porkbelly for appetizers, but then it seemed like our server forgot about us for a while. It was another hour before our pasta dishes arrived and they were not nearly as good. Server did finally acknowledge the delay and gave us complimentary tiramisu, but would have appreciated an earlier explanation. Would maybe give it a second try but was disappointed by the value for money.
I attended for an anniversary and the experience went beyond the imaginable for me. It was amazing. The welcome was great, and we had a very nice waitress that helped us with choosing the dishes as weren't familiar with the menu. The ambiance was amazing, and felt lots of comfort. The place is beautiful as it is not fully bright (lights are dimmed). Overall satisfied with everything. Food is great and totally worth the price.
We were very excited to visit this restaurant after so many people told us to visit. I am pretty confident the service would've been MUCH better had there not been a very large party seated beside us amongst being a pretty packed house on a Saturday night at 7pm. It took very long to get our food, longer to get our check and even longer to get our check once we submitted payment. We were there a little over 2 hours. I wasn't impressed by our meal but the restaurant is so beautiful at night. We could hear conversations from everyone around us which made it very hard to hear my husband who was seated directly in front of me.
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