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The Ultimate Local Italian Street Food in Siena

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This is Siena, an ancient Tuscan town which has become a UNESCO World Heritage site. It has a ton of amazing things to offer… One of which being DELICIOUS ITALIAN STREET FOOD! For breakfast, we went deep into Siena’s historical centre to Gino Cacino di Angelo for their famous paninis. We ordered their eggplant specialty panino, and their porchetta panino. It was a perfect breakfast! You can also order amazing charcuterie boards and a wide variety of Italian wines. After a little sightseeing around the medieval squares, we stopped at a local caffe for a double espresso (doppio espresso).

For lunch, we went to a super local “hole-in-the-wall” restaurant called Osteria Il Grattacielo dal 1840. For lunch here, there is no menu and you order either the “cold” lunch (Tuscan cured meats & cheeses) or the “hot” lunch (pasta). We both opted for the hot lunch, and had two different kinds of tagliatelle – one with pesto and the other with pomodoro and cheese. We washed it all down with the house wine, which was the best wine we had in all of Italy. For dessert we tried a unique treat called Cantucci e Vin Santo. The cantucci is essentially biscotti and Vin Santo is a strong, sweet wine. They pair by dipping the cantucci into the vin santo, which was surprisingly good!

Since it was our last day in Italy, we popped into a traditional wine shop called Cantina in Piazza and picked out several bottles of Tuscany and Italian wines to bring home. After a short break, we drove outside the city of Siena to the countryside of Tuscany. There, we went to a restaurant that specializes in Bistecca alla Fiorentina. This massive chunk of steak is seared on high heat briefly and is served shortly after almost raw. You can choose different types of beef, whether you prefer bone in/out and how many KGs you would like. We also ordered their risotto, since we didn’t have the chance to try it in Milan.


Gino Cacino di Angelo

Piazza del Campo

Torrefazione Fiorella

Duomo di Siena

Osteria Il Grattacielo dal 1840

Cantina in Piazza

Il Grillo Moro

– Luke Martin
Tuscan Street Food

Siena Food Guide by Sean and Jessica (A Wanderlust for Life)

Discover what to eat in Siena with this DIY food tour. We take you to the best places and eat the best food in Tuscany! Plus, we’ll show you the must-see sights of the fascinating town on our day trip to Siena, Italy.

We’re Sean and Jessica from the USA and are now expats living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands since 2014. We travel all around Europe to discover new places, good food, and memorable experiences. Follow our European travel adventures for food and fun

– A Wanderlust for Life
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