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SAVE THE DATE: Tuscan wine dinner, Tuesday, Nov. 6, with Avignonesi

SAVE THE DATE: Siena Ristorante Toscana will be hosting a food and wine pairing dinner with renowned Tuscan winery Avigonesi on Tuesday, November 6.

Avigonesi produces some of Italy’s most coveted wines, including Sangiovese (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano), Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Italian wine expert Giuseppe Santarelli will be on hand to talk about the wines and Chef Harvey will be creating a Tuscan menu especially for the occasion (and last we heard, Chef Harvey knows a thing or two about Tuscan cooking!).

Please save the date and check back soon for menu and registration info.

Image via the Avigonesi Facebook.

“Just like in Italy!” Chef Harvey wows guests with his classic Italian touch.

On Monday of this week at the Piedmont Food and Wine Dinner, Siena executive chef Harvey Harris treated a group of lucky guests to one of northern Italy’s most illustrious dishes: Vitello Tonnato (in the photo above), slow-roasted and thinly sliced veal topped with a delicate sauce made of tuna, anchovy, and capers. It’s a classic dish of Piedmont in northwestern Italy where it is typically paired with Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy’s most famous and collectible wines (chef Harvey paired it with Barbaresco that evening).

In attendance that night, there happened to be a noted Texas-based food writer, an expert in Italian gastronomy.

“This is just like in Italy!” he proclaimed joyously at his table. “This dish is extremely hard to execute,” he explained, “and I have never had it this good outside of Italy.”

“Complimenti, chef!” he exclaimed in Italy. “My compliments to the chef!”

Here at Siena Ristorante Toscana, we take great pride in chef Harvey’s authentic Italian cooking. We believe it’s what really sets us apart from the rest and what makes for such a unique dining experience.

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A night to remember at Siena!

Siena owner Stan Adams (above, right) put it best last night when he told the sold-out crowd, “Chef Harvey [Harris] has outdone himself… AGAIN!”

It was a night to remember at Siena: Chef Harvey wowed his guests with a classic Piedmontese menu paired with top Piedmontese wines.

As our food and wine pairing dinner series continues, these events are selling out almost as soon as we post them.

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Thanks to everyone who attended last night for making it an unforgettable experience.

What a night at Siena!

Book your holiday party at Siena!

Planning your end-of-year office party? Need a space to host family and friends for the holidays?

Siena can accommodate groups of nearly any size, including corporate events and family get-togethers.

And Siena executive chef Harvey Harris will create a menu especially for your gathering!

Please call (512) 349-7667 to book your event now or email us at

“The Tuscan atmosphere is elegant and inviting. The food is interesting and well prepared.” Recent Google reviews of Siena…

Here are some recent reviews of Siena on Google.

There are a bunch of reasons that Austinites keep coming back to dine with us. These are just some of them…

Thank you, Austin!

This is one of Austin’s better restaurants. The Tuscan atmosphere is elegant and inviting. The food is interesting and well prepared. The service is commensurate with the type of restaurant it is. I was there for lunch and had the wild boar pasta, which was very good. It came with a tomato bisque, which was quite tasty.

Robert W.

Beautiful place and delicious food. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. Only been for lunch, but it looks like a great date spot.

Sara S.

Looking for an authentic Tuscan experience in Austin? Look no further. From the natural limestone villa that surrounds you as you dine to the world class service you receive. The food is unparalleled and I can’t think of one thing I’d change. A must for anyone looking to treat themselves and their loved ones.

Adam M.

Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve.

Classic “Agnolotti dal Plin,” homemade filled pasta, September 17 at Siena!

Those are agnolotti (AHN-yoh-LOHT-tee) above, a classic filled pasta from Piedmont in northwest Italy.

Most believe that the name comes from the Italian anello meaning ring. But the shape is rectangular. And every one of them is “pinched” around the edges, hence the name agnolotti dal plin (plin means pinch in Piedmontese dialect).

It’s just one of the dishes that Siena Executive Chef Harvey Harris will be preparing for our Piedmont Food and Wine dinner on Monday, September 17. Spots are filling up fast so please don’t delay in reserving to ensure availability.

Click here for menu. Registration details follow below.

featuring a tasting menu
created especially by
Executive Chef Harvey Harris
with wine expert Andrea Pace

5 courses – 5 wines
including Barbaresco by
Castello di Neive

Monday, September 17
6:30 p.m.
$85 per person
not including tax & gratuity

Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve.

Please note that there will be limited seating at this event. A credit card is required in order to reserve. These events sell out quickly so please be sure to reserve at your earliest convenience in order to ensure availability. The food and wine pairing menu is available only to registered guests. Reservations may be cancelled up to one week prior to the event.

Austin Restaurant Weeks at Austin’s “most romantic restaurant”

Click here for Chef Harvey’s Austin Restaurant Weeks menus!

Nothing evokes romance more than Italy. And nothing puts you in the mood for romance like Italian food and wine in a romantic setting.

Here at Siena Ristorante Toscana, we couldn’t be more proud of executive chef Harvey Harris’ cooking and wine director Rina De Guzman’s wine list. But we also believe that it’s the restaurant’s ambience that helps to set us apart from the rest.

There’s a reason they call Siena “Austin’s most romantic restaurant.”

Austin Restaurant Weeks ends September 3. It’s a great way to get to experience our restaurant. So don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy Chef Harvey’s 3-course multi-choice menus ($25 lunch, $35 dinner).

Please call (512) 349-7667 to make your lunch or dinner reservation now.

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