We recently Visited Siena for a Birthday Dinner ... Upon arrival the hostess was engaging and very pleasant... The food was wonderful and what I would expect from a restaurant of this caliber, however, the waitress was less than pleasant despite knowing that this was a special occasion... Unfortunately, conversation of the less than stellar waitress's performance and her demeanor persisted throughout the dinning experience... She should have never been part of the evenings conversation... That being said, the overall experience was fell way short of what it should have been for a special occasion or for any dinning experience for that matter! Upon our departure we both couldn't help but notice the older gentleman sitting upright asleep (Presumably) at the bar with an empty glass on the counter in front of him... Just saying, It only added more color to the experience... Bon Appetit!
We enjoyed our evening at Siena. Was well worth the 30 minute drive. Beautiful scenery and we were treated warm by all the staff, wishing us happy anniversary and making sure everything was perfect.
Love this place....it does feel like Tuscany...great food...great vibe.
The hand cut pasta is amazing. We loved the wild boar ragu and the house made bread that is toasted over a wood fire grill. It makes the steak and the bread stand out. The Filet my wife got was perfect and one of the best we have had in town. Pork chop special was splendid. Everything was cooked perfectly. The wine list is comprehensive and includes Tuscan selections that can be hard to find unless special ordered. So that was a treat. The server was fabulous and attentive without being overbearing. He knew the menus like the back of his hand and was very good helping us navigate based on our tastes. Will be going back for sure. Probably going to bring lots of friends as well.
Very romantic and you truly feel like you are in a Tuscan restaurant. Service was great, food was delicious, it’s truly a hidden gem. Can’t wait to go back!
Great food, but pricey for the portion size.
Perfect evening. Dishes were wonderfully authentic. So great to have choices of Brunello wines. We sat up on the balcony, and service was a bit spotty at first (they had an unexpectedly busy Monday), but overall the experience was excellent.
I surprised my wife with an anniversary dinner and she absolutley loved it! The table was awesome and the waiter we had made it an even more ejoyable experience! Not to mention the food was great! Very glad I chose this place.
Siena is certainly the best northern Italian Cuisine in Austin. GO THERE.
I love Siena! I've been coming here since it opened and it continues to be wonderful! Beautiful, romantic setting that makes you feel like you are dining inside a Tuscan villa, with fabulous food that makes you believe you actually are in Tuscany! Great wine and drinks and the service is excellent, with staff that are attentive and attuned to your dining experience. I'm really glad that reservations are available on Open Table because it makes it so easy to guarantee your weekend plans without a wait!
Wonderful fish and scallop dishes! Fresh amd interesting sauces. Beautiful setting. We will be back!
One of our favorite restaurants disappointed Friday night. Don’t know if it was an off night but perhaps others know something we don’t say nice it was not packed. First, the bartender did their usual great job. The cheese plate was acceptable fare. The pate was actually very good. Wife and i ordered two specials. She ordered the filet with lump crab and said it was “eh.” I ordered the mixed grill. My filet thin cut was “eh” as well. The pork tenderloin was better but not what it could be. The sausage was actually the Star. Sides were above average. As was desert. Did not enjoy much either bottle of fine but i picked them so that is on me.
Love Siena and hope this was just a bad night and not indicative of a trend.
this was our second occasion to dine here. we enjoyed both meals and will return next time we visit the Austin area.
Excellent and creative menu as always. I recommend to friends Frequently whether lunch or dinner.
Siena is consistently excellent.
Celebrated our anniversary at Siena as it had been quite some time since we had dined with them. Greeted enthusiastically by staff and seated promptly in terrace area overlooking downstairs dining area which afforded an excellent view of activities throughout restaurant. My wife ordered a cabernet which was excellent and waiter menu selections with us including chef specials for the evening. Wife ordered the sirloin special with fresh arugula and potato wedges while I ordered the wild salmon with fingerling potatoes. Both were served promptly and exactly as ordered and were delicious. We then shared a tiramisu for dessert which was also delicious. Will plan to visit again as we had a very enjoyable evening.
Great romantic supper!! Very enjoyable
Second time they asked for the entire order to be submitted all at once, appetizer, salads and entries. I particularly do not like to be rushed and excellent restaurant DO and WILL not ask patrons to rush on their order.
Great experience as always. Very enjoyable and wonderful food.
Family get together, we had a very nice time, excellent food
The food and service is always very good as is service at the bar. The wine list is one of the best in the Austin area and wine prices are reasonable. I would be great if one could bring their own wine and pay a corkage fee but that may not be possible due to legal restrictions.
We were a little behind they were able to accommodate us the staff was extremely helpful and the food was absolutely delicious.
This place is all promise and very little delivery. The best part of our meal was the $25 bottle of wine that Siena charged us $55 for.
Overcooked pasta. Overdressed salad. Over cooked swordfish. Overpriced everything. I've had a comparable meal at Olive Garden for less than $20.
Very nice for Mother’s Day. It was enjoyable.
I had the fried seafood platter appetizer and everything was cooked to perfection. My wife had the mussels appetizer and it was delicious! Our waiter was very attentive and the atmosphere was excellent.
Great ambiance, great food, great service, great special occasion location, on the pricey side and needs some housekeeping if seated upstairs
This was the first time I have eaten at Siena and I was very pleased. The service was great, the food was excellent and for once we could visit without screaming across the table. I will be back!
Wonderful evening w friends celebrating my birthday—the salmon/scallops were mouth-watering-incredible! Ambiance was perfect — pleasantly quiet for conversation. We were seated upstairs with a beautiful view of the Tuscan environment. Great service! I highly recommend.
I was puzzled after having read some outdated poor reviews on Yelp about this restaurant. I had not visited there in a couple of years and had always been satisfied on previous visits. Today we were very pleased. My husband and I had the walnut crusted trout with shrimp and our friend had a pasta dish with salmon. The potato leek soup that accompanied the meal was delicious. My husband had the green salad instead and complimented it. The lunch portions were generous and the homemade rolls were heavenly. The ambiance is always charming and the noise level made this my new favorite restaurant. I encourage you to ignore any poor reviews you have read.
Normally one of our favorite places where food and service are typically great, but server had no personality or sense of humor. And he never brought our leftover box back before we left.
I've been here several times, mostly on special occasions with my partner or on double dates with good friends. The food is just exquisite, one of the few places where you will find yourself making happy noises after every bite. Doesn't matter if you have never been or if you have a different server than the last time, they're advise is always good and I've yet to be given a suggestion I regretted. The service here is unnoticeable, as in you won't notice your glass empty or an empty plate has been removed from your table .
I can't say enough about this place but I lack the words to express it. You simply cannot go wrong. A bit spendy but worth the experience.
From our first impression, we liked the ambiance, and the friendliness of all the staff. The meals we ordered were simple , but the freshest ingredients were obvious from the first bite. Their homemade pasta is to die for. We splurged on the affogato sundae. Wow.
Cant wait to go again.
The only thing that made this 4 stars was a lady that helped us at the door but it wasnt the host. She was just interesting.
My expectations for a $30 pasta plate are that it is cooked to perfection. It was not.
Pleasant evening for intimate dining on the patio; excellent service, delicious meal.
Very friendly host, server, and server assistants! Had a great experience, restaurant was very well maintained and food was great.
Sienna always delivers, a fine dining experince.
The mushroom pasta is great and keeps us coming back.
You can't go wrong by choosing Sienna for your night out.