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Siena: Boccon del Prete

Via San Pietro, 17 , Phone: 0577-280-388

Closing day: Sunday

Reviewed by: Kevin Clark from Italy, review #2126

When: 2006

A great meal with some different menu choices near the center of Siena. Very busy, so reservations are a good idea.

Directions: Close to the pinacoteca

We spotted this place on our last day in Siena and couldn't resist some very interesting specials, even though we knew we'd be eating a big dinner later that night. It's right on Via San Pietro, just a few doors down from the Pinacoteca. The upstairs is fairly small, but there's another large dining room downstairs. The crowd seemed to be a mix of tourists and locals. I think everything we ordered was on the daily specials menu, so we didn't pay a lot of attention to the regular menu. Service was quick - I think we finished three courses in just over an hour which I would ordinarily consider too fast but didn't mind on this occasion.

Kim started with crostini topped with zucchini and gorgonzola. I had fresh tagliatelle with a tomato and pancetta sauce which was outstanding. We both followed with chicken breast pieces in a porcini sauce served with roasted potatoes. We were stuffed, but couldn't resist a couple of dessert specials, a warm chocolate cake with a dark chocolate sauce and a chocolate semifreddo with the same sauce. Both were a chocolate lover's heaven! We had a nice bottle of Vernaccia di San Gimignano and water, and lunch cost just over 55.

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