Summer, the warmth of the sun, the breathtaking sunsets, the streets crowded with relaxed vacationers: is there a better time of year to satisfy the desire to indulge in a dinner or lunch outdoor?
After suggesting you the best restaurants, the cheapest and the most romantic, today we want to recommend you the restaurants of Siena with terrace, garden or provided with air conditioning, where you can taste the local dishes during summer.
Grotta di Santa Caterina
Pierino Fagnani, also known as “Bagoga”, is the owner of this delightful restaurant in the heart of Siena. Bagoga is one of the most important experts of Sienese catering and has been invited to many Tv shows.
If you want to taste the authentic Tuscan cuisine, Grotta di Santa Caterina restaurant will fulfill your palate. The philosophy is the most genuine, and is contained in the watchword of Bagoga “fo ‘a occhio” (just enough).
The interior of the restaurant, provided with air conditioning, is in a rustic style with terracotta floors and arches in red bricks. The outdoor area is instead a small veranda on a charming downhill alley of the center of Siena where you can breathe the romantic atmosphere of the town.
Archivio del Gusto
At 3 minutes walk from Piazza del Campo there is a hidden corner where is located Archivio del Gusto. The menu is a perfect mix of Tuscan and Neapolitan speciies: from the Campania buffalo milk mozzarella to the fresh “pici” with the Tuscan ragout.
A genuine and traditional cuisine to get along with a wide offer of wines from Tuscany and Campania.
The outdoor space isn’t large so it’s can be defined an intimate place, but who prefer to have a dinner indoor, the air conditioning allows to enjoy the excellent meal even in the hottest days. www.archiviodelgusto.it
Pizzeria Alle Scalette
This small and welcoming place is at a walking distance from Piazza del Campo, the ideal solution for a tasty and quick lunch. Pizzeria alle Scalette, besides offering a vast choice of pizza dressings, from the most traditional to the most original, is a popular place for the variety of doughs: seeds and cereals, spelt flour and kamut flour.
The restaurant is air conditioned, features a plain and essential style, but on summer days you can take advantage of the outdoor tables to enjoy a nice pizza open air.
A charming panoramic garden will make you enjoy Siena from a different perspective.
Located in the historic center of the town, Vivace is a hidden corner just 350 meters from Piazza del Campo, where you can taste the Tuscan gastronomy far from the tourist crowd.
The culinary proposal of this restaurant is a traditional Tuscan cuisine refined by an elegant and refined touch.
But the real gem of Vivace is its garden: a refined area, with wooden tables and large white umbrellas that will shelter you from the sun even on the hottest summer days. This restaurant overlooks the amazing roofs of Siena, a top choice for a tasty break that will take your breath away.