One of the most common questions from tourists visiting Siena is where to eat on a budget, tasting the best typical dishes. We have already suggested the best restaurants, and the most romantic, so this time we recommend you some places known for the excellent price/quality ratio, reminding you that in Siena you will always find a wide choice of speciies accompanied by excellent wines, because this is Tuscany!
Trattoria Papei is one of the oldest restaurants in town (in fact, it opened in 1939) and is located in Piazza del Mercato, very close to Piazza del Campo. Here you can taste all the most popular dishes of Sienese tradition, especially the pici (handmade pasta) and meat based speciies (wild boar, above all). Take advantage of the outdoor veranda to savor the most delicious dishes while enjoying the view over the historic center.
Official website: www.anticatrattoriapapei.com.
Il Vinaio is an excellent choice for a quick meal, as well as to taste the livers or trippa alla senese, two local speciies. This trattoria is also attended by Sienese, so isn’o the typical tourist restaurant.
Il Vinaio di Bobbe and Davide is recommended for the selection of regional products, seasonal dishes and sandwiches with Tuscan DOP ham and Tuscan pecorino cheese.
Official website: osteriailvinaio.it.
Toscana Golosa is located in Via della Sapienza 35 and is open only for lunch, but is recommended for those who are visiting the historic center and want to taste delicious sandwiches, or the fantastic selection of cold cuts and cheeses to get along with red wine. The restaurant is also recommended for vegetarians.
Menchetti opened in 1948 as a bakery and later opened several stores in Tuscany and Umbria. In Siena, it is located in via Pianigiani 5 (in front of Piazza Salimbeni) and is recommended for pizza, sandwiches and typical sweets (ricciarelli, cantucci and panforte). Here you will be delighted by the perfume of freshly baked bread and the fragrance of all the products most sought after by gourmets. Official website: www.menchetti.it.
Let yourself be guided by the tastiness of local delicacies, each of these recommended spots will whet your appetite and encourage you to come back early on holiday in Siena.
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