Please note that Siena will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday through lunch. The restaurant will reopen for dinner at 5 p.m. on Friday. Happy Thanksgiving!
Our webmaster recently visited Siena, Italy, the city that inspired our restaurant.
Here are some images from his time there.
Romulus and Remus outside the Duomo.
A detail from the façade of the Baptistery.
Palazzo Pubblico (Siena’s town hall in the Piazza del Campo). Note how the façade is slightly curved to reflect the curve of the piazza.
From Chef Harvey’s authentic Tuscan and Italian cuisine to owner Stan Adam’s “Tuscan farmhouse” design, Siena Ristorante Toscana continues to be inspired by Tuscany and the city for which it is named. Here are some recent images that reflect our love of Italian conviviality, food, wine, and architecture!
The Wines of Marcarini
La Morra, Piedmont, Italy
with owner and winemaker
Tuesday, November 18
with a menu created especially
by Chef Harvey Harris
$99 per person
not including tax & gratuity
Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve.
Founded in the mid-nineteenth century, the family-owned and operated Marcarini estate in La Morra township is highly regarded as one of the benchmarks in the production of Piedmontese wines.
When other Piedmont families shifted to more flashy “modern-style” expressions of Barolo in the 1990s, the Marcarini family remained true to its roots, favoring large Slavonian cask aging over French (small format) barrique — the fad that challenged traditional winemaking during that decade.
Today, wine critics and wine lovers increasingly favor the “traditional” style that Marcarini has always embraced.
We are thrilled that Manuel Marcarini — owner and winemaker — will be joining us on Tuesday, November 18 for a “not-to-miss” dinner.
Click here for Chef Harvey’s extraordinary menu, including his pairing for the Marcarini Barolo, “the wine of kings and the king of wines.”
Love Piedmont wines? Here comes Marcarini!
We are pleased to announce that Piedmontese winemaker and Barolo producer Manuel Marcarini will be joining us on Tuesday, November 18 for a dinner in his honor.
Stay tuned for more details about Manuel and his extraordinary wines.
But in the meantime, Chef Harvey has already made his menu available (see below, vintages subject to change).
This is a NOT-TO-MISS event at Siena!
Welcome Formula 1!
Fall has arrived in Austin and there’s no better time for authentic Tuscan cuisine.
We look forward to sharing our passion for locally sourced ingredients and great Italian food and wines…
There are still a few seats available for our Tuesday, October 21, Allegrini wine dinner. Please click here for details and Chef Harvey’s extraordinary pairing menu!
Above: Almond-crusted halibut, roasted heirloom tomatoes, haricot verts, basil-infused extra-virgin olive oil and grilled squash.
It has been a great year here at Siena. Not only did USA TODAY name us one of the top ten Italian restaurants in Austin, but we’ve been receiving wonderful reviews from guests on many different websites.
Here’s what a TripAdvisor user had to say about a recent dinner at Siena:
“Impressive Italian in a stunning setting!”
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed October 10, 2014
Siena — a beautiful room with spectacular food and outstanding service. Great cocktails and a creative approach to wine (fun events, get on their mailing list!) transform Siena from fine dining to “local” fine dining. Lunch is great value — dinner is always special but not too formal — you can have fun here too! The building has its own story — great ambiance and worth the drive from downtown.
Honestly, one of my favorites in Austin. I am loathe to share it!
Thank you, Austin, for making us your favorite authentic Italian destination!
Left: Pan seared Diver Scallop, Granny Smith Apple Chip, Arugula-Pistachio Pesto, Roasted Corn-Corona Bean Succotash — Chef Harvey’s superb pairing for the Vietti Roero Arneis at our September wine dinner.
SAVE THE DATE: our next wine dinner will be held Tuesday, October 21, featuring the sensational wines of Allegrini and a tasting menu created by Chef Harvey especially for the occasion.
Siena manager Rina is tasting and selecting the wines for the dinner this week and Chef Harvey is crafting the new menu (see the photo, above, left, for a taste of his last menu).
Please save the date: these dinners sell out quickly! We’ll be posting reservation info soon so please stay tuned…
Scenes from our September wine dinner: