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There's nothing more rewarding for us than to read the many great reviews we've been getting on social media platforms like Google Plus, Yelp, and Facebook.
Just yesterday, a guest left us yet another 5-star review...Read more
No one knows Chef Harvey's menu better than Chef Harvey himself. And that's why we are always geeked to hear his wine pairing recommendations.
Even though Tuscan cuisine is better known for its hearty dishes like...Read more
So many great events coming up at Siena Ristorante Toscana...
On Wednesday February 3, we will be hosting our first wine dinner of the year, featuring the wines of Allegrini, producer of Amarone della Valpolicella.
Not only did Italian wine expert Josh Price deliver a fantastic talk on the wines of Angelo Gaja last night at Siena, he also brought a third (and unexpected) wine by Angelo Gaja for us...Read more
Even with the rain Central Texas got right around Memorial Day, it's been a long, arid summer in Austin.
That's made it a challenge to grow fruit and vegetables in his garden, says Chef Harvey, who...Read more
Siena was recently included in a round-up of the best Italian restaurants in Austin by the editors of Do512, the number-one resource for events and listings in the "Live Music Capital of the World" (it's...Read more
A good friend of Siena Ristorante Toscana recently shared this photo with us.
It was taken at daybreak on the south side of the medieval city, near Porta Romana, the "Roman Gate" that leads to the...Read more
We just wanted to share this recent review of Siena posted on TripAdvisor.
It's always a pleasure for us to serve you and it means so much when one of our guests takes the time to...Read more
Siena Ristorante Toscana's Chef Harvey Harris is a big believer in using local ingredients for his critically acclaimed cooking.
Not only does he source much of what he cooks from Austin-area growers and ranchers, he also...Read more
Chef Harvey Harris delivered yet another STUNNING menu last night at Siena Risotrante Toscana's Antinori wine dinner, featuring some of the historic winery's most famous wines, including its legendary Tignanello (one of the original Super...Read more
Click here for Austin Chronicle restaurant critic Virginia Wood's write-up of Siena Ristorante Toscana.
She writes: "Restaurateur Stan Adams and executive chef Harvey Harris opened Siena at the turn of the 21st century, creating an impressive...Read more
Most people know us for our classic Tuscan cuisine: bistecca fiorentina (Florentine Porterhouse Steak), Tuscan crostini (crispy bread rounds topped with pâté, mushrooms, and chopped tomatoes tossed in extra-virgin olive oil), ribollita (Tuscan bread soup),...Read more
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Above: Italian winemaker Cinzia Travaglini (right) with Siena Ristorante Toscana general manager Rina De Guzman. Cinzia hosted a wine dinner at Siena earlier this year and was duly impressed by Chef Harvey’s authentic Italian cooking.
Every year, Siena Ristorante Toscana hosts a wine dinner series with some of the top winemakers in the world, mostly from Italy and California (the next dinner with Steve Burgess is scheduled for Thursday, January 19).
Over and over, when Italian winemakers and winery owners visit Siena, the first they say is, “wow, this looks like an authentic Italian farmhouse. It looks like Italy!”
But then, when they taste Chef Harvey’s cooking for the first time, that’s when their eyes really start to light up.
Over and over, they tell him: “This is one of the best Italian restaurants outside of Italy!” No joke…
And that’s exactly what happened when legacy winemaker Cinzia Travaglini (above) hosted a wine dinner at Siena this fall. She just couldn’t stop talking about how authentic the food was and how well Chef Harvey’s thoughtful menu paired with her family’s wines (some of Italy’s most famous expressions of the noble Nebbiolo grape).
So the next time you are planning a special occasion dinner or you just want an authentic plate of housemade pasta (the way they do it in Italy), come join us at Chef Harvey’s tables for every Italian winemaker’s favorite “Italian restaurant” outside of Italy!
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There’s probably no dish more “Tuscan” than pappardelle with wild boar ragù: Long, broad homemade pasta tossed in chunks of wild boar that has been braised in red wine and rich stock for hours and hours until it becomes flakey and tender.
Chef Harvey, an expert on Italian gastronomy, is constantly experimenting with new dishes inspired by his beloved Italy and his home state of Texas.
But he always stays true to the classics of Tuscan cuisine like the pappardelle with wild boar.
It’s one of our guests’ all-time favorites and its the perfect pairing for the many Brunello di Montalcino and Super Tuscan wines that we offer on our wine list.
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Wood grilled 16-oz. grain-fed veal rib chop, black truffle butter, roasted potatoes…
“A perfect pairing for one of our awesome Chianti Classicos,” says Chef Harvey.
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What a great evening with Cinzia Travaglini (below, right, with Siena general manager and wine director Rina De Guzman) and her family’s amazing wines last night! Thanks to everyone who came out to make it such a special event.