Whether you’re spending a week in Siena or are planning a shorter trip with your family, this Tuscan city has a wealth of historical attractions, a captivating culture, and, of course, a fantastic selection of authentic food and drink.
With children in tow, it can often be difficult to find somewhere that caters to all members of your family, particularly when you’re visiting a foreign country. Below, we’ve covered some of our tried and tested favourite eateries which are perfect for even the fussiest of diners.
For those who appreciate the simplicity and quality of food, Toscana Golosa is for you! Primarily a deli selling some of the finest local ingredients available, this family-run shop has become a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike.
Perfect for Children With a Selective Palate
On the refined menu, you can expect to see homemade paninis or sandwiches, each bursting with flavour and crafted using fresh ingredients – they’re perfect for children with a more selective palate.
Alongside this, there’s Toscano Golosa’s famous cheese and meat platters. Rustic wooden boards are adorned with dry cured hams and mouth-watering local cheeses – wash it all down with a glass or two of the local red for a lunch worth remembering.
La Piccola Ciaccineria
If you’re in search of a quick, and relatively cheap feed for your family in Siena, then La Piccola Ciaccineria might be for you! Despite its very reasonable price, the pizzas are some of the best in town.
For an authentic taste of Italy, this classic dish has to take centre stage at least once during your holiday, and we’re sure that neither you or the children will regret it!
Fresh, Tasty, and Perfectly Cooked
They’re fresh, tasty, and perfectly cooked. You can also order by the slice, meaning there won’t be any disagreements about which toppings to go for. Entire pizzas are also available if you do all want to have the same thing. Also, despite there being set pizzas, you can ask the chefs to cook you one with all of your favourite toppings too!
The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting. A home from home and somewhere you can all unwind and enjoy a delicious bite to eat.
Osteria La Sosta di Violante
Gino and his team offer a true taste of Tuscany and a very warm welcome at their family-run restaurant. The dishes are hearty and packed full of flavour, and each mouthful gives you an honest sample of home cooking in Italy.
A Filling and Wholesome Meal Awaits
Reasonably priced, a filling and wholesome meal awaits, with plenty of choices on the menu for potentially picky children. If there’s still difficulty finding something, the family will be more than happy to rustle something up for their younger guests.
The menu has an emphasis on the traditional and dishes feature gnocchi, pasta, salads, grilled and stewed meats, salads, soups, and more for an authentic foodie experience.
Osteria Enoteca Sotto Le Fonti
At Enoteca Sotto Le Fonti, you’ll enter as a visitor and leave as a friend. Being family-run, the owners pride themselves on their impeccable service and fine food. Britta will greet you and explain aspects of the menu on your request, while her husband is in the kitchen cooking the wonderful creations available.
Each Dish is Executed to Perfection
It’s a small restaurant found outside of the bustle of the city centre. The menu is limited but each dish is executed to perfection. Alongside the classics, there’s an ever-changing specials board featuring a range of traditional dishes.
It’s a family-friendly place, where children are welcomed with the same warmth as adults, and we’re sure that you’ll find a dish that they will enjoy!
Ristorante San Domenico
The view here is equally as rememberable as the food and as you dine with your family, you can admire the historic beauty of Siena (particularly outstanding views of the Duomo) while tucking into some tasty treats!
Meat, Game and Fish
The menu varies depending on the season, but you can always expect dishes crafted using the finest meat, game and fish available. For children who are feeling a little less adventurous in their food choices, there’s a fantastic selection of pizzas, each being prepared in line with ancient Tuscan recipes.
Al Buongusto Burger and Steakhouse
If you really can’t tempt the children into sampling some of the more authentic Tuscan dishes available in the area, then Al Buongusto Burger and Steakhouse could be a safe option!
You’re in For a Treat!
Booking is advised as the restaurant is small but, when you have secured a table, you’re in for a real treat!
Simple and High-Quality Ingredients
Simple and high-quality ingredients are used to create these classic family-favourites. Tender steaks are served alongside generous salads, while the burgers come with all of the trimmings you could wish for.
The owner and waiters are friendly and helpful and do their best to ensure everybody at the table is happy with their meal. So, should you have a picky eater, rest assured that they’ll be well-catered for.
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