A must-visit lunch spot on any foodie tour of Siena, Gino Cacino di Angelo has one of the finest selections of meat and cheese available in the city. The staff here speak excellent English and are always willing to recommend dishes to foreign visitors. Choose a sandwich filled with roast pork or chicken, or pick a selection of cured meats and Italian cheeses to share between two alongside a bottle of Italian red wine. Any of the cheeses and meats can also be vacuum-packed to take away too.
Gino Cacino di Angelo, Piazza Mercato 31, Siena, Italy, +39 0577 223
Set in ancient Etruscan rooms that have been carved out of the soft volcanic rock that Siena is built upon, Antica Osteria da Divo’s beautiful location is reason enough to visit. The rock and brick inner walls create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere in which diners can enjoy delicious Tuscan flavors cooked expertly by highly skilled chefs. The dishes on offer change with the seasons, which enables the chef to be creative with locally available produce. Roasted rack of lamb, rolled pork fillet, tagliata of red tuna and courgette risotto are just four of the delicious dishes that featured on the summer menu earlier this year.
Antica Osteria da Divo, Via Franciosa 25, Siena, Italy, +39 0577 286 054
Serving simple yet delicious traditional Sienese and Italian dishes, L’Oro di Siena has a menu full of pasta and pizza options as well as a few meaty mains. Order the carpaccio di bresaola as an antipasti to share before tucking into a first course of pappardelle al ragu or spaghetti pomodoro. Then for main course choose between the scaloppine di vitello ai porcini or the bistecca fiorentina. The only way to get the full L’Oro di Siena experience is to choose a delicious bottle of local wine to enjoy with dinner and end the meal with a digestivo. Reservations are recommended during busy periods.
L’Oro di Siena, Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 61, Siena, Italy, +39 0577 282 729